Google plans Nexus event for Sept. 29; Apple says 50% of users have downloaded iOS 9 so far

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Apple announced the fastest-ever adoption of a new version of its iOS software, with more than 50 percent of devices already using iOS 9. Release

> Marco Arment, a developer and blogger who had strongly pushed the idea ad blocking, pulled his best-selling ad-blocking app from Apple's App store. Re/code article

> Google is holding a presentation in San Francisco on Sept. 29, where it is widely expected to announce new Nexus-branded devices. Re/code article

> Google has filed paperwork with the FCC hinting at new wireless electronic devices. Business Insider article 

> Verizon Wireless touted the benefits of Android Pay, the new mobile payment app and service from Google, and a relaunch of Softcard. Verizon is still evaluating whether to support Samsung Pay. PhoneScoop article

> Skype said people may have problems using its calling and messaging service and that it is working on a fix. PhoneScoop article

> U.S. and Japanese researchers have developed a key component in order to enable wireless communications which operate up to 100x faster than current generation routers. ExtremeTech article

Wireless Tech News

> The telecom industry needs to be wary of different versions of open source platforms taking hold in the industry as it moves to the new IP. That was the message from Margaret Chiosi, a distinguished network architect at AT&T Labs and president of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV), at the NFV Everywhere event in Dallas last week. Article

> The market for microcontroller units (MCUs) used in Internet of things (IoT) applications is on the rise, leading to a positive effect on the overall MCU market growth. In fact, without the IoT, the MCU market would likely stagnate by the end of the decade, according to research firm IHS. Article

European Wireless News

> A future combined O2 UK and Three UK could eventually become a listed company, although the proposed deal to merge the two mobile operators continues to hang in the balance with reports suggesting it will now be subject to a full-scale investigation by the European Commission. Article

> Inmarsat has joined forces with Deutsche Telekom to provide in-flight broadband services for European airlines and passengers, with Lufthansa set to become the first airline to trial the LTE/satellite-based service in 2017. Article

Cable News

> The $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision by Altice will likely get federal approval, New Street Research says, but meeting FCC public interest guidelines will likely drive up cost for the French telco magnet. Article

> Time Warner Cable will cancel some non-game programming and lay off 30 employees at its Southern California regional sports networks, including carriage-starved TWC SportsNet LA. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon may be in the process of selling off its wireline assets in Florida to Frontier, but its move to offer new and existing FiOS customers that reside in the Tampa Bay region a 100 Mbps symmetrical speed tier shows the telco still sees value in its FTTH product line. Article

> Comcast Business' creation of a new unit focusing on large businesses has raised speculation that it could purchase Level 3 Communications as a way to gain a national fiber footprint. Article

And finally… Kickstarter reincorporated as a "public benefit corporation," and CEO Yancey Strickler said the company doesn't want to sell or go public. Article