Lenovo's mobile chief steps down; Nintendo denies that next gaming console will run Android

Quick news from around the Web.

"Angela Ahrendts finally readies employees for June Apple Watch retail launch in new video. Article via @markgurman" --@FierceWireless

> Lenovo's mobile chief is stepping down from his role amid a slowdown in the Chinese smartphone market and a push from Lenovo to expand its online sales presence. Article

> AT&T, IBM and Mueller Water Products announced that they have developed a new Internet of Things solution to try and alleviate water shortages in urban areas. Release

> Apple is reportedly preparing to launch a streaming music service next week that will charge customers $10 per month. Article (sub. req.)

> Apple reportedly won't be announcing its much-anticipated subscription TV service next week at its Worldwide Developer Conference. Article

> Chase added support for Touch ID to its mobile banking application for the iPhone. Article

> Nintendo denied a report that said it was planning on using the Android operating system to run its top secret next-generation console, which has been codenamed "NX." Article (sub. req.)

> Ford said the 2016 Fiesta and Escape models--both due this summer--will be the first models to come with the company's redesigned Sync 3 entertainment system. Article

Mobile Developer News

FierceDeveloper Editor Shane Schick thinks that while aiming for the middle of the market doesn't sound very motivating, it could be the one area where the monetization of mobile games is almost guaranteed to grow. Editor's Corner

> The cost per install directly attributed to advertising for Android apps is up 59 percent since this time last year, just a little higher than iOS, though Apple's platform has been significantly less expensive in the last two months, according to Fiksu. Article

Telecom News

> Comcast said it will roll out its 2 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service Gigabit Pro in June. The company was supposed to debut the service in May but was delayed. Article

> Two Cisco presidents will depart as part of an organizational restructuring instituted by incoming CEO Chuck Robbins. Article

Cable News

> According to a new report, AT&T is prepared to reverse its publicly stated course and abide by new net neutrality rules in order to obtain federal approval of its $49 billion purchase of DirecTV. Article

> Just one day after Consumer Reports found declining consumer satisfaction among American consumers using pay-TV services, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released a report nearing mirroring the unhappy findings. Article

And finally… Israeli medical experts have developed a wearable mobile monitor to keep a close watch on pregnant women and their fetuses. Article

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