Sprint expands LTE coverage; Sony unveils new Xperia smartphones

Quick news from around the Web.

@FierceWireless: A lovely and helpful reminder from @jennydeluxe of the importance of unplugging once in a while. --PG Article[email protected]

>  Sprint launched LTE in the four new markets, and also expanded enhanced 3G coverage. Release

> Sony Mobile Communications unveiled three new Xperia smartphones. Article

> Samsung unveiled the second generation of its popular Galaxy Note at the IFA conference in Berlin. Article

> Leap Wireless said it closed its spectrum transactions with Verizon Wireless. Release

> Nokia teased its Sept. 5 Windows Phone event, claiming "things are about to change." Article

> Apple may launch "AirPlay Direct" in September. Article

> Motorola Mobility agreed to license standards-essential patents to Apple in Germany. Article

> Motorola is rumored to announced an Intel Medfield-powered phone on Sept. 18. Article

> An in-depth look at OnLive's downfall. Article

> Huawei spent $800,000 lobbying the U.S. in the first half of 2012. Article

> Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon processor should be a warning to other chipset makers. Article

> Is a new HTC tablet coming? Article             

Mobile Content News

> Mobile interaction with magazines increased dramatically in the second quarter of 2012, with the number of mobile barcodes in magazines alone growing 61 percent to 2,200 codes, according to a new report. Article

> Mozilla released a revamped Firefox browser optimized for tablets running Google's Android, promising significant speed and performance improvements. Article

> Three months after launching its standalone Camera photo-sharing application for Apple's iOS, Facebook has issued the service's first software update, highlighted by support for photo albums. Article

> Google reinstated the controversial music-streaming app Grooveshark. Article (sub. req.)

> Microsoft's SkyDrive for Android app is now available. Article

And finally... Ingestible sensor sends health data to your phone. Article

Suggested Articles

GlobalData said Huawei’s RAN products are easy to install and offer superior baseband capacity.

Ligado Networks is trying to put the pedal to the metal with a filing that invokes Section 7 of the Communications Act.

T-Mobile announced today that early adopters will get a chance to use its 5G network when it starts offering the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G in six markets on Friday.