Samsung Galaxy J3 headed to Sprint's Boost and Virgin brands; Google's Android Auto to be offered in dozens of car models

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Google's Android Auto platform could show up in as many as 40 different automobile models this year. PCWorld article

> Home improvement retailer Lowe's is planning to use Google's Project Tango technology to help shoppers visualize how their home improvement projects might look. WSJ article

> Telit said it acquired Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communication (NFC) assets in hardware and software from Stollmann Entwicklungs und Vertriebs Gmbh in Hamburg, Germany. Release

> LG appears to be making a plan to steal the spotlight away from rival Samsung during this year's Mobile World Congress trade show. Phandroid article

> Sprint will sell the Kyocera DuraXTP for 24 monthly payments of $9. Release

> The FCC won't provide the identity -- or even the number -- of TV broadcasters that have agreed to participate in the agency's 600 MH incentive auction. TVNewsCheck article

> Sprint said the new Samsung Galaxy J3 will be sold through its Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA prepaid brands. Release

Telecom News

> A strong showing of smart home devices at the recent CES 2016 trade show illustrates the growth potential of the emerging smart home network, one that ABI Research forecasts will nearly double in 2017. Article

European Wireless News

> Huawei cemented its position as the world's third-largest smartphone vendor in 2015, registering 49 per cent growth in shipments year-on-year and breaking the 100 million unit mark for the first time, China-based market research company TrendForce said. Article

Cable News

> Google and Level 3 Communications have reached a new multi-year, settlement-free interconnection agreement. Article

And finally… Foursquare raised $45 million in new funding -- halving its valuation -- and CEO Dennis Crowley is leaving the company. Article

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