Google may open its own retail stores; iGR: Global mobile data traffic to reach 10.3M terabytes per month in 2017

Quick news from around the Web.

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> Google retooled Android based on research into the brand. Article

> After releasing a product for smartphones, Canonical announced its Ubuntu for tablets. Page

> China surpassed the United States as the world's top "smart device" market. Post

> Jasper Wireless signed up 2,000 customers to its M2M platform. Article

> Verizon Wireless completed its sale of 700 MHz A and B Block spectrum to Nortex Communications, Panhandle Telecommunication Systems and Colorado Valley Communications. Post

> AT&T inked a deal with The Cloud to offer Wi-Fi access in the United Kingdom. Article

> The upcoming Competitive Carriers Global Expo 2013 will feature a keynote from Sprint Nextel's Dan Hesse. Release

> Google may open its own retail stores. Article

> LG provided more details about its Optimus G Pro. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks appointed Samih Elhage as its CFO. Release

> According to a new study from iGR, global mobile data traffic will reach the 10.3 Million terabytes per month milestone by 2017. Release

> Jolla scored an investment from China Fortune. Article

> BlackBerry acknowledged a security vulnerability. Article

> NQ Mobile announced a deal with U.S. Cellular. Release

Mobile Content News

> The next iteration of Sony Corporation's PlayStation gaming console will introduce a series of new features including support for smartphones and other portable devices, The Wall Street Journal reports. Article

> Samsung Electronics is updating its original 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phablet to run Google's Android 4.1.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Pre-launch marketing and in-app chat could help developers create die-hard fans of their apps. Feature

> What Yahoo's Marissa Mayer can teach developers about tough choices. Editor's Corner

Broadband Wireless News

> Private-equity firm Shamrock Capital Growth Advisors is providing $100 million in equity capital to Mobilitie. Article

> Europe's failure to quickly make 800 MHz digital dividend spectrum available for use by mobile operators is hampering expanded LTE rollouts, according to research firm Wireless Intelligence. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone could make a bid for German cable company Kabel Deutschland within days. Article

> Nordea Bank has raised its rating on Nokia from "buy" to "strong buy." Article

And finally… Has the transparent smartphone finally arrived? Article

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