Microsoft's plan to port Android apps to Windows 10 falters; Verizon refreshes prepaid plans

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Microsoft confirmed that it has delayed the launch of a tool designed to make it easy for Android apps to run on Windows 10 phones and tablets, and it's unclear if or when the tool will ever launch. Re/code article

> T-Mobile CEO John Legere said BlackBerry is "on a comeback." CNET article

> Huawei unveiled a new technique for charging batteries that it claims is up to 10 times faster than existing methods. The company demonstrated how it was able to charge a 600mAh battery to 68 percent capacity in two minutes and a 3000mAh battery to 48 percent in five minutes. PhoneScoop article

> Verizon Wireless changed its prepaid service plans for smartphones, feature phones and data devices. PhoneSccop article

> C Spire Wireless hinted it might unveil new pricing plans. Post

> AT&T Mobility will be the first U.S. carrier to offer the Microsoft Lumia 950, on Nov. 17 online and on Nov. 20 in its retail stores nationwide. The phone will cost $150 with a two-year contract and $19.97 per month over 30 monthly payments through AT&T Next. Release. AT&T will also launch the Samsung Galaxy View tablet for $100 with a two-year contract. Release

> Samsung Electronics gave its biggest indication yet that the company's upcoming high-end Galaxy smartphones will use only one Samsung-made Exynos System-on-a-Chip processor covering the applications processor and LTE modem. Bloomberg article

> China's Tsinghua Unigroup plans to invest around $47 billion over the next five years in a bid to become the world's third-biggest chipmaker. Reuters article

> The launch of Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus powered a bigger-than-expected rise in Foxconn Technology Group's third-quarter net profit. Wall Street Journal article

> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said artificial intelligence will be crucial for the future in which speaking and texting will be "the new UI" for software. Wall Street Journal article

> Last week a video surfaced of three black teenagers from Sudan and Somalia being barred from entering an Apple store in Melbourne, Australia, because an employee thought "they might steal something." The company subsequently apologized and Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly said in a company-wide email that the situation was "unacceptable." BuzzFeed article

Wireless Tech News

> The FCC has granted Verizon a temporary waiver of the commission's requirements to support text telephony (TTY) technology in IP-based services, similar to the one rival AT&T obtained in October. Article

> AT&T is starting to see a trend in its machine-to-machine and Internet of Things business -- one where enterprises are looking not for a Wi-Fi first service but cellular first. Article

European Wireless News

> Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg sought to quell speculation the company was a takeover target of U.S. rival Cisco that arose after the two companies announced plans to partner on future network technology development. Article

> The number of mobile broadband connections in Africa is expected to reach 1 billion in 2020, up from 147 million in 2014 and 222.34 million at the end of 2015. Article

Cable News

> Concerned that New York regulators will turn a jaundiced eye to its plan to wring $900 million in savings out of Cablevision, Europe's Altice is quietly pledging to bring fiber-to-the-premises to New York City, the New York Post said. Article

> Synacor said a "regional, full-service communications provider" has purchased its end-to-end video product in order to launch an in-home streaming service. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon is being called to task about its copper network in Maryland by the Communications Workers of America union, which has filed a letter with the state's Public Service Commission to investigate the quality of the telco's copper network. Article

> Verizon maintains that it won't build out FiOS to any new communities, but Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says the telco has not met the goals of the agreement it signed with the city six years ago. Article

And finally… T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Donald Trump got into another Twitter spat. Article

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