Microsoft scores Android patent deal with Pegatron; Samsung announces quad-core processor for next Galaxy

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@FierceWireless: RT @TmoNews: Samsung Announces 1.4GHz Quad-Core Processor For "The Next Galaxy." Article | [email protected]

> Google expected Android tablets would own a third of the market in 2011. Article

> Nokia and HTC won a patent ruling in Europe against IPCom. Article

> Microsoft inked an Android patent-licensing agreement with Pegatron. Article

> The FCC launched its "Connect America Fund." Release

Mobile Content News

> Google-owned YouTube is the largest source of mobile data traffic across all international markets. Article

> Google made $278.1 million from Android in 2010. Article

> Square is now processing mobile transactions at an annualized rate of $5 billion. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Nearly three-fourths of telecom professionals feel that small cells help improve network and service performance and the customer experience at the network edge. Article

> Motorola Solutions snagged a $4 million add-on contract to expand the 700 MHz public-safety LTE network in Harris County, Texas. Article

European Wireless News

> News that Virgin Mobile France has become a "full MVNO" with France Telecom (FT) Orange has heightened speculation that this agreement could trigger Orange to make a bid for the MVNO. Article

> Following a UK trial, Neul launched the world's first city-wide network using TV white space spectrum in the city of Cambridge, England. Article

> Vodafone's £1.04 billion (€1.27 billion) cash bid to acquire Cable & Wireless Worldwide may not deliver as much cost savings as some observers previously thought, according to one analyst firm. Article

And finally... One analyst believes Apple will decline in its post-Steve Jobs era. Article