AT&T wants FM radios in all Android phones; FreedomPop adds $10M in funding, deal with Axiata

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Facebook said advertising revenue grew 43 percent to $3.83 billion in the second quarter and that mobile ads accounted for 76 percent of that, up from 62 percent in the year-ago period. Reuters article

> AT&T has requested that all its handset manufacturer partners include functional FM radios in their Android smartphones by 2016. ZDNet article

> Samsung kicked off its Tizen developer conference in India. Release

> Google said AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus Mobility and KT are now offering broad support for Android for Work. Post

> OpenGarden announced a new messaging system that lets user send messages to each other even if they are not connected to the Internet. Release

> FreedomPop said it secured an additional $10 million in strategic financing and is partnering with investor Axiata Group, Southeast Asia's largest carrier with over 230 million users across Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Singapore, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. Release

> Smartphone and feature phone equipment installment plans and lease arrangements now account for well over half of postpaid device activations in the U.S. in the first quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Release

> Startup Cinarra Systems launched its Carrier Mobile Analytics Platform (CMAP) and Advertising Mediation Platform (AMP), which it says bridges the mobile operators with the mobile advertising ecosystems. Release

Wireless Tech News

> The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) is urging the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to leverage existing facilities of multiple carriers to speed deployment of the nation's first public safety broadband network. Article

> Boingo Wireless inked a global roaming agreement with Deutsche Telekom that will give DT's business customers access to Boingo's more than 1 million hotspots in more than 50 countries. Article

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable reported a net decline of 45,000 pay-TV subscribers in the second quarter, its best second quarter subscriber performance since 2008. Article

> The SCTE has established the first standard sets for its year-old Energy 2020 electrical-power consumption initiative. Article

Telecom News

> Zayo has completed the buildout of a dark fiber route between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) data center facility at 1700 MacArthur Blvd in Mahwah, N.J., and Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) data center at 800 Secaucus Road (NY5), enabling it to better respond to financial companies' desire for low-latency network services. Article

> Cincinnati Bell continues to be aggressive in expanding in its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Fioptics business by passing more multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and single-family homes in its territory. Article

And finally... Facebook said more than one out of every five minutes on smartphones in the U.S. is spent on Facebook. Article

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