Motorola jumps the gun on Android update; Qualcomm wins in Japan

> Motorola acknowledged it "jumped the gun" on details about the Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid, which it had said would be coming this week. It now says the update will be coming "soon." Article

> Qualcomm said the Tokyo High Court put on hold an order from the Japan Fair Trade Commission that Qualcomm remove certain provisions from its licensing deals. Article

> Google's broadband experiment likely will test the bounds of open access. Commentary

> Russian WiMAX operator Yota awarded Samsung an order for 5,000 WiMAX base stations. Article

> Devicescape's latest fourth quarter 2009 survey of WiFi usage highlights an overall resistance to paying for WiFi. Article

> Telefonica confirmed it wants to increase its stake in China Unicom. Article

> Vodafone unveiled a clutch of new handsets that will carry the company's own brand. Article

And finally... A mobile phone that wails if it is taken too far from its owner was the winner of a government-backed contest to thwart mobile phone theft in the United Kingdom. Article