Samsung Galaxy Note 5 likely coming Aug. 13; Boost, Virgin Mobile launch new data pack add-ons

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Facebook said any carrier can sign up to partner with to provide basic Internet services for free. The Next Web article

> Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA are launching $5 and $10 per month Data Pack add-ons. Release

> New Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins named Biri Singh to serve as senior vice president and CTO and also brought in Kevin Bandy as senior vice president and chief digital officer. Wall Street Journal article

> Microsoft released a launcher for Android smartphones. PhoneScoop article

> Android software startup Nextbit is getting into the phone hardware business. Re/code article

> Samsung will likely unveil the latest version of its Galaxy Note phablet on Aug. 13. TechCrunch article

Mobile Developer News

> All those unfair app reviews have revealed a big flaw in Apple's public beta for iOS 9, writes FierceDeveloper Editor Shane Schick. Editor's Corner

> Mobile "addicts," or those who launch apps 60 times or more each day, have grown in number by 59 percent over the last year, according to Flurry. The mobile analytics unit of Yahoo based its research on data collected through its tracking tools. Article

Cable News

> Pay-TV tech vendor Harmonic reported flat revenue totaling $103.1 million for the second quarter of 2015, down 1 percent from the comparable year-ago period. Article

> At a time when platforms like Netflix continue to increase their spending on content, can the most expensive programmer in the pay-TV ecosystem keep cutting costs and stay in the bundle? ESPN is certainly fighting to do just that -- but it faces some serious challenges. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Telus continues to make progress with its fiber rollout, announcing that it has completed an $11 million fiber network build connecting business and residential customers on Northern Vancouver Island. Article
> Verizon and CenturyLink may be anxious to shut down all of their copper facilities and transition to fiber, but each provider has told the FCC that de facto copper retirement is a "myth" and there's no need to include new requirements addressing the issue in its technology transition plans. Article

And finally... Researchers have uncovered a security bug that they say leaves 95 percent of Android smartphone and tablet users open to attack. Article

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