Google reportedly wants to make its own chipsets for Android phones; AT&T aims to buy more 700 MHz spectrum

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Google reportedly recently talked with some chipset makers about developing chips based on Google's own preferred designs, as part of an effort to bring more uniformity to Android phones. The Information article

> AT&T asked the FCC for permission to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. PhoneScoop article

> Sprint MVNO Karma is telling customers how to respond to the shutdown of the carrier's WiMAX network. Post

> FCC regulators want a global deal to reallocate spectrum bands for 5G, civilian drones and a worldwide flight tracking system. Reuters article

> The HTC One A9 is available nationwide in stores and online at AT&T and Sprint beginning today. Release

> YouTube today kicked off widespread support for virtual reality video content in the Android YouTube app. PhoneScoop article

> Sierra Wireless reported third-quarter revenue that increased year-over-year but came in slightly below its expectations, as demand for LTE-enabled enterprise notebooks "encountered temporary headwinds" as the industry transitions to a new processor platform. Release

> Walgreens today made it possible for iPhone owners to add their Walgreens Balance Rewards loyalty card to Apple Pay. PhoneScoop article

> Toyota will set up a research and development company with a focus on artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley. Reuters article

> Apple has shipped 7 million Apple Watches since its introduction this spring, according to research firm Canalys. Re/code article

European Wireless News

> Telefónica said it returned to year-on-year revenue growth in Spain for the first time in seven years in the third quarter of 2015, although analysts and investors had expected a better performance and appeared largely unimpressed. Article

> Telecom Italia saw earnings drop year-on-year in the third quarter and opening nine months of 2015, but the figures satisfied analysts by being broadly in line with the company's forecasts and consensus estimates. Article

Cable News

> With only one publicly traded company, Dish Network yet to report third-quarter earnings, the top pay-TV operators have reported video subscriber losses of just 144,300 so far. Article

> Lawyers for the NCTA and every major pay-TV company met with FCC commissioners earlier this week in an attempt to block supporters of the AllVid technology for set-top boxes. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to stop offering its BellSouth analog video service in Carbon Hill, Ala., and Kings Point, Fla., two markets where it is conducting TDM-to-IP service trials. Article

> Bell Canada has extended the reach of its 1 Gbps FTTH service Gigabit Fibe to over 2 million homes across Quebec, Ontario, and the Atlantic region of Canada, with plans to extend it to a total of 2.2 million homes by the end of the year. Article

And finally… Toyota plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years for a research and development effort around artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley. Article

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