Google's Duarte looks to Android's future; AT&T refreshes PlayStation Vita service plans

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> Google's Matias Duarte talked with Wired about the future design of Android. Article

> AT&T Mobility changes its data plans for the PlayStation Vita. Article

> AT&T increased its spending on lobbying by 31 percent during its quest for T-Mobile USA. Article

> Sony could be preparing the ST25i Kumquat. Article

Mobile Content News

> Digital media distribution platform provider Polar Mobile closed a $6 million funding round led by Georgian Partners. Article

> Startup Ambient Industries will discontinue its Flook local search and discovery application sometime within the next 30 days, citing financial pressures as the culprit. Article

> PayPal will expand trials of its new mobile wallet services to more than 2,000 Home Depot stores across the U.S. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Microsoft is releasing new features in Windows 8 that make it easier to connect to non-Wi-Fi mobile broadband networks, and to manage all wireless connectivity options. Article

> WeFi, an Israeli company whose Wi-Fi locator application and database has garnered some attention for Wi-Fi off-load applications, announced it has landed a $10 million investment in a financing round led by content giant Time Warner. Article

European Wireless News

> Nokia will cut the price of its Lumia 710 smartphone in the UK following feedback from operators. Article

> France Telecom Orange could make an entry into the South African mobile market as an MVNO. Article

> French MVNOs are reportedly suffering heavily following the launch of the low-cost provider Free Mobile. Article

And finally... Apple reportedly sold 350,000 digital textbooks. Article

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