Google: Nexus 4 supplies are scarce; Cisco reportedly planning to sell Linksys

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> French officials have reportedly expressed concern about Alcatel-Lucent's new loan. Article

> Samsung's Android devices could be vulnerable to malicious applications. Article

> Google said Nexus 4 supplies are scarce and erratic. Article

> Microsoft and Google's Motorola Mobility are working to keep the details of their patent case private. Article

> Cisco is reportedly planning to sell its Linksys division. Article

> Sony is reportedly planning to release a phone with a 5-inch screen codenamed Yuga. Article

Mobile Content News

> The much-anticipated launch of Google's native Maps application for Apple's iOS had little immediate impact on iOS 6 operating system adoption according to new data issued by digital ad network Chitika. Article

> Instagram is revising its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to improve collaboration with Facebook, which acquired the popular photo-sharing service for $715 million earlier this year. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> The market for wireless LAN equipment passed the $1 billion milestone for the first time ever during the third quarter of 2012, according to market research firm Infonetics. Article

> SK Telesys, the wireless system manufacturer of SK Group Korea, is integrating voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) into its small cell base stations using the Mindspeed Transcede 3000 system on a chip (SoC). Article

European Wireless News

> France Telecom (FT) CFO Gervais Pellissier said that a decision when to launch an initial public offering for a minority stake EE will depend on the pace at which UK consumers subscribe to the operator's premium-priced LTE service. Article

> The Dutch government will receive a huge windfall following the auction of LTE spectrum, which raised €3.8 billion, significantly more than had been expected. KPN, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile all won licenses, as did new entrant Tele2 of Sweden. Article

> Three UK's unlimited data plans seem unlikely to be offered to LTE subscribers when the company launches the service next year. Article

And finally… Google's Eric Schmidt appeared on The Colbert Report and hyped Android. Article

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