LG announces G Pro 2 smartphone; Huawei and NSN team for OSS

Quick news from around the Web.

> The Department of Justice has approved T-Mobile US' purchase of 700 MHz spectrum from Verizon Wireless. Article

> Apple is reportedly preparing a set-top box for Time Warner Cable. Article

> LG Electronics announced its new G Pro 2 Android smartphone, which sports a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display. Release

> Huawei and Nokia Solutions and Networks teamed for OSS. Article

> Nvidia isn't interested in the mainstream smartphone market and will focus its Tegra efforts on tablets and high-end "superphones," CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Vasona announced a new offering, SmartVision, that the company said provides real-time detail on each wireless operator's cell site. Article

> Huawei is planning to start selling operational support systems directly to telcos and has acquired Australian OSS provider Fastwire as part of the new focus, according to a report. Article

Telecom News

> Level 3 Communications is stepping up its competitive stance in the Northern California market by expanding its local network presence. Article

> TDS is considering other potential cable acquisitions to beef up its broadband and business capabilities. Article

Cable News

> Comcast said that Neil Smit, a former Navy SEAL who has been CEO of its Comcast Cable unit since 2010, will lead operations at the super-sized cable MSO after its merger with Time Warner Cable closes. Article

And finally… Facebook is testing a "water taxi" for employees. Article