Google is reportedly planning an overhaul of Android's design; BlackBerry to issue Heartbleed patches

Quick news from around the Web.

> Google is reportedly planning a redesign of Android. Article

> BlackBerry said it will issue software patches for its Secure Work Space corporate email and BBM messaging program for Android and iOS to protect against the Heartbleed security issue. Article

> Samsung reported that opening-day sales of its Galaxy S5 smartphone were double those from its Galaxy S4 in some locations. In the United States, the company said phone sales were 30 percent better than last year, without releasing figures. Article

> The FCC indicted three men on Lifeline fraud. Release

> Microsoft and Sony invested in Intellectual Ventures' latest acquisition fund, but Apple and Intel did not. Article

> Google has dramatically improved its lobbying in Washington, D.C., since the company got its start. Article

> Indian handset maker Micromax may purchase a stake in Pantech. Article

> Facebook is reportedly preparing a mobile money service in Ireland. Article

> A hacker who collected email addresses of AT&T Apple iPad users won an appeal. Article

Wireless Tech News

> True-Grit Wireless is trying to rise from Cell-Loc's ashes. Article

> Qualcomm added its voice to a growing chorus of companies and individuals urging the FCC to open the 10 GHz - 10.5 GHz band for wireless communications. Article

> Comcast is planning to add Hotspot 2.0 technology to its growing, Xfinity-branded public Wi-Fi network. Article

Telecom News

> Level 3 said it scored ISO certification for security services in Latin America. Article

> XO Communications is giving its customers a new bandwidth-on-demand capability for its suite of WAN-based services that will give them automatic, burstable bandwidth to satisfy short- and long-term needs. Article

Cable News

> Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.), the only member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to openly oppose Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable during a public hearing last week, took his offensive to the cable airwaves yesterday. Article

> Viacom will use the EchoGraph social media measurement platform from Mass Relevance to track and analyze social activity of Viacom client campaigns across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, Google+ and YouTube. Article

European Wireless News

> Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said he is prepared to invest between $1 billion (€1.38 billion) and $2 billion in Telecom Italia if Telefónica withdrew from the company, and said the Italian company needed funds for future investments. Article

> South African operators Vodacom and MTN agreed to acquire mobile subscribers from Nashua Mobile for a reported $214 million, as the reseller prepares to exit the local mobile market. Article

> Vivendi said over the weekend that comments made in an interview with Le Figaro by Martin Bouygues about the process to select a buyer for SFR represented a "one-sided" version of events and refused to enter into a debate with the CEO of the Bouygues Group. Article

And finally… The IRS said it will pay Microsoft for patches to its computers that still use Windows XP. Article

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