Sprint adds international calling to Framily plans; Google slapped with antitrust lawsuit over Android

Quick news from around the Web.

> LG plans to launch its flagship Android G3 smartphone sometime this month. Article

> ABI Research said that one-third of all smartphones shipped last year were based on reference designs supplied by chipset vendors, and 69 percent of those were aimed at the sub-$200 market. Release

> Sprint announced a $15 add-on to its Framily plan for international calling to 65 countries. Article

> T-Mobile US is "very interested" in offering the iPhone to its MetroPCS prepaid customers. Article T-Mobile also thinks a merger with another carrier, presumably Sprint, would allow it to put its "uncarrier" strategy "on steroids." Article

> According to IDC, Samsung is creeping into Apple's tablet market share. Article

> Swarm is foursquare's plan to split its app into two separate services. Article

> The New York Metropolitan Transit Authority will test a mobile ticketing service run by Masabi. Article

> Sony will sell the Xperia Z2 unlocked starting this summer. Article

> Samsung will host an event on May 28 focused on the health market. Article

> According to a new report, Apple may focus on its OS X operating system at its upcoming developer conference at the expense of its iOS platform. Article

> Verizon Wireless launched LTE services in its AWS spectrum in Louisville, Ky. Article

> Google is facing an antitrust lawsuit in the United States over its Android strategy. Article

Telecom News

> Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) has added another element to its growing cable broadband and business strategy by reaching an agreement to acquire Bend, Oregon-based cable operator BendBroadband for $261 million. Article

> HickoryTech reported that its fiber and data segment was once again the shining star, with revenues rising 6 percent year-over-year to $17.7 million due to an increase in high capacity fiber and data sales to both retail businesses and wholesale carrier customers. Article

Cable News

> Viacom, hardly the most popular programming content provider among small U.S. cable operators, is spending $757 million to buy a little love on the other side of the ocean. Article

> Bell Aliant added 13,400 net new TV subscribers to its FibreOP service in the first quarter thanks in no small part to the carrier's fiber-to-the-home network strategy. Article

European Wireless News

> Tele2 ended speculation over its future in Norway by signing a national roaming agreement with rival Telenor covering LTE, 3G and 2G technologies. Article

> Telefónica Deutschland said it remains confident that it will secure regulatory clearance from the European Commission for its planned €8.6 billion ($11.9 billion) acquisition of KPN's German unit E-Plus in the second quarter, and said it would then expect to close the transaction in mid-2014. Article

And finally… According to a high school teacher, Snapchat is completely disruptive… to the learning experience. Article

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