Sony reveals which devices will get Android 4.3; 41% of South Koreans now uses LTE

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> Why Google's new Chromecast product is such a big deal for Google, and potentially a threat to Apple. Article

> The Nokia Lumia 521 is reportedly coming to MetroPCS as well as T-Mobile US. Article

> Samsung is reportedly building the new Nexus 10 tablet, which could arrive in the "near future." Article

> Close to 41 percent of South Korea's mobile population are now LTE subscribers. Article

> Canonical's Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign added lower price points as pledges have started to slow. Article

> Sony Mobile Communications named devices that will eventually get Android 4.3. Article

> Lenovo's first smartphone running on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 chipset leaked. Article

> Nvidia will introduce its next-generation graphics processors for mobile computing at a visual computing conference this week. Article

> Zettics, a big data analytics startup, announced an $8.2 million funding round. Release

> Geeksphone's Peak+ running Mozilla's Firefox OS is now available for pre-order. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google officially took the wraps off its Android 4.3 upgrade, highlighted by the introduction of user profiles, Bluetooth enhancements, gaming improvements and new content-protection technologies. Article

> Facebook reported second-quarter results that blew past analysts' expectations, driven largely by dramatic improvements in the company's mobile business. Specifically, mobile ads generated 41 percent of Facebook's revenues. Article

> The number of phones in the United States infected with malware decreased 63 percent from the first quarter of this year to the second quarter, according to a new report from mobile security firm NQ Mobile. Article

> Electronic Arts said that digital sales have surpassed those made through physical outlets and that the company's top retail partner for its last quarter was Apple. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Ericsson continues to build up its services business, agreeing to acquire Toronto-based consulting company Telcocell, which specializes in business support systems (BSS), Amdocs platforms, custom development and software as a service (SaaS). Article

> Google offered to donate $600,000 to install free Wi-Fi hotspots in 31 public spaces around San Francisco, but the city, concerned about ongoing costs it might have to shoulder, is approaching the offer cautiously. Article

> Justin Bieber, the cloud and the quest for virtualization. Editor's Corner

European Wireless News

> EE, the UK's first provider of high-speed LTE services, said it is well on track to exceeding its target of 1 million LTE users by the end of this year after adoption doubled in the second quarter compared with the previous five months. The operator said it now has a total of reach 687,000 LTE subscribers. Article

> Swisscom said it is in mourning following the death of its CEO Carsten Schloter, whose body was found on Tuesday morning at his place of residence in the Freiburg area in an apparent suicide. Article

> Analysys Mason thinks the Global M2M Association's members need a common connectivity platform. Industry Voices

And finally... T-Mobile CEO John Legere takes to Twitter. Article

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