SoftBank aims to increase its stake in Sprint to 80%; Moto X to get quick Android updates

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@FierceWireless: RT@verge: Nokia challenges iPhone's photo capabilities as Apple continues to ignore competitors. Article[email protected]

> SoftBank said it aims to increase its stake in Sprint to around 80 percent. Article

> Motorola said it will quickly update its Moto X smartphone to the latest Android software. Article

> Apple is attempting to reduce the use of third-party chargers with a $10 trade-in program. Article

> T-Mobile US has been sued by a patent-holding firm. Article

> Worldwide tablet shipment growth slowed significantly in the second quarter of 2013, with total volumes plummeting 9.7 percent quarter-over-quarter, research firm IDC reports. Article

> Japanese handset vendors may not survive the upheaval in the market. Article (sub. req.)

Mobile Content News

> More than two weeks after Apple shut down its developer portal in the wake of a security breach, the company said it plans to reinstate most remaining services within the next several days. Article

> Zynga has finalized plans to shut down OMGPOP.com, the gaming portal behind the hit Draw Something, which it acquired for $180 million in early 2012. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Google's new App Ops for Android needs to trigger a change not only in developers but also in users, who need to take a more proactive and interested role in managing the permissions they grant to third parties. Editor's Corner

> A new mobile app code of conduct fails to impress developers. Article

And finally… Nokia is targeting Apple's iPhone with its new ads for its Lumia 925. Article

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