Google to reportedly hold Nexus phone unveiling Sept. 29; Apple could roll out bigger iPad next week

More wireless news from across the Web:

Google is reportedly set to hold an event Sept. 29 in San Francisco to unveil two new Nexus devices from LG Electronics and Huawei. CNET article

> Telefónica said it is open to deals and agreements with rivals including AT&T in Mexico. Bloomberg article

> Apple will reportedly unveil a larger-screened iPad tablet, the iPad Pro, at its Sept. 9 event. 9to5Mac article. Additionally, more details leaked about the specifications of Apples rumored new Apple TV. 9to5Mac article

> Japan Display CEO Mitsuru Homma said the screen maker's "biggest client," widely understood to refer to Apple, is increasing orders ahead of the expected launch of a new iPhone this month. Reuters article 

> Huawei unveiled a new smartphone, the 5.5-inch Mate S, taking aim at the high end of the market. Reuters article

> Qualcomm outlined more details on its forthcoming Snapdragon 820 processor, detailing its custom CPU core called Kryo, promising 2x gains in performance and power efficiency in mobile devices. ZDNet article

> IBM announced an expansion of its Internet of Things platform, called IBM IoT Foundation, through an integration with ARM Holdings, and will be providing out of the box connectivity with ARM mbed-enabled devices. Release

> Sony rolled out its new lineup of Xperia smartphones, and this year's headline model is the Xperia Z5 Premium with a 5.5-inch 4K display. The Verge article

> Motorola Mobility unveiled three variants of its second-generation Moto 360 smart watch. The Verge article

> SmartThings, the open-platform smart home company owned by Samsung, is rolling out its new SmartThings "smart hub," a router-like device that supports various wireless protocols and powers a series of sensors around the house. The Verge article 

 Wireless Tech News

> Sprint has a lot of work going on network-wise, but it seems that at some point in time, it makes sense to show its cards when it comes to LTE-U and LAA. Editor's Corner

> Google is asking the FCC for special temporary authority to expand testing in the 3.5 GHz band in Kansas City, but its public filing doesn't reveal much more than that. Article

Cable News

> As expected, the FCC's five commissioners voted unanimously to review rules governing retransmission consent negotiations between pay-TV operators and broadcasters. Article

> Silicon Valley-based big data company Guavus has announced the latest version of its Pipeline data mediation tool for the cable industry. Article

Telecom News

> The Communications Workers of America union has asked that federal and state regulators in the 11 states where Verizon operates wireline networks investigate its claims that the telco is not performing necessary repairs and upkeep on its copper landline networks. It has filed letters to regulators in six states and Washington, D.C. Article

> Frontier Communications has received the FCC's approval for its proposed acquisition of Verizon's wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas, clearing an important federal hurdle to complete the company-changing deal. Article

And finally… Google Maps announced a spin-off Street View app that allows you to upload your own spherical photos. Article

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