Google may unveil Android 4.3 next week; LG goes with 'G' name for high-end phones

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> LG Electronics said it will use the "G" brand name for all of its premium smartphones going forward. Release

> South Korean carrier LG Uplus followed larger rival SK Telecom and became the second carrier to launch carrier aggregation, a key feature of LTE Advanced. Article

> Pictures and video of the new Nexus 7 tablet leaked. Article

> Ericsson said it will base Per Borgklint, the head of its support solutions unit, in Silicon Valley. Release

> Leap Wireless was sued by an investor over AT&T Mobility's proposed acquisition of Leap. Article

> New pictures of the Motorola Droid Ultra leaked. Article

> Billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson said T-Mobile US is a likely takeover target for Dish Network or Sprint. Article

> FreedomPop is skeptical of T-Mobile's "Jump" and AT&T's "Next" handset upgrade plans. Article

> Intel's new CEO claims cheap, convertible tablets will be a growth engine for the company. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google will introduce the next iteration of its Android mobile operating system as well as an updated version of its Nexus 7 tablet at a media event slated for July 24, multiple media reports indicate. Article

> Facebook acquired Monoidics, which develops software code verification and analysis tools optimized for mobile. Financial details were not disclosed. Article

> Ninety percent of applications and games downloaded from Apple's App Store are offered for free, up from 84 percent in 2012 and 80 percent in 2011, according to new data from mobile analytics firm Flurry. Article

>  Facebook said the number of its mobile users jumped around 20 percent in the United States and United Kingdom in June. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Nokia Siemens Networks achieved a second-quarter 2013 operating profit of $10.48 million vs. an operating loss of $295.62 million during 2012's second quarter, but the infrastructure vendor recorded a 17 percent year-over-year decline in sales to $3.64 billion. Article

> With only $200,000 cash left in the bank, former WiMAX booster Alvarion has entered receivership and all of its employees were issued layoff notices. Article

> AT&T will provide mobile connectivity to SiriusXM Radio, which intends to broaden its in-vehicle presence beyond satellite radio and into the provision of telematics, security and other services for Nissan automobiles in North America. Article

European Wireless News

> Telecom Italia is back at square one after various plans to revive the indebted company unraveled in recent weeks, causing the operator's share price to fall to a record low. Article

> John Malone, the billionaire chairman of Liberty Global, removed all doubt that the cable group will make a counter bid for Kabel Deutschland, thereby conceding victory to Vodafone in the battle for ownership of the German cable group. Article

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