iPhone 5 knocks Android into No. 2 position in U.S.; LG, Apple begin trial against Alcatel-Lucent

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> Soaring iPhone 5 sales in the United Stated knocked Android into second place, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Post

> Apple and LG Electronics are headed to a patent-infringement trial against Alcatel-Lucent. Article

> MediaTek is reportedly at work on an eight-core application processor for smartphones. Article

> Qualcomm joined the board of directors for the NFC Forum. Release

> Google and Motorola Mobility settled their litigation with Immersion. Article

> Amazon raised $3 billion in its first bond offering in a decade. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google is rolling out its Android 4.2.1 mobile operating system update, which resolves a software glitch that expunged the month of December from the native People app, which stores information like friends' birthdays and other important dates. Article

> Microsoft is at work on a Windows Phone 8 update designed to introduce new features absent from the initial release of the mobile operating system, which rolled out late last month. Article

> Google is trying to improve the quality of customer reviews in its Play storefront, eliminating anonymous feedback by requiring all users to link Android application and game critiques to their Google+ social networking profile. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Apple's next million apps will really matter. Editor's Corner

> A Juniper Research report said augmented reality applications, which usually involve scanning an image with a smartphone to access multimedia content, will generate close to $300 million next year, with paid downloads accounting for most of the revenues. Article

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