ZTE earnings surge; Nokia outs Lumia 625

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> T-Mobile US said the FCC should put "reasonable limits" on spectrum aggregation. Article. Separately, AT&T argued the FCC should not put any restrictions on the upcoming auction of broadcaster spectrum. Article

> ZTE's earnings in the first half of the year surged. Article

> Nokia announced the Lumia 625, an inexpensive Windows Phone with a 4.7-inch screen. Release

> Sprint has reportedly turned on 2.5 GHz TD-LTE services in eight markets including Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and New York City. Article

> Samsung Electronics is reportedly hoping to cut out the middleman--Google--at Samsung's upcoming developer's conference. Article

> AT&T Mobility will sell the Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone device for $99 through its GoPhone prepaid service. Article

> Cisco said it will sell multimode small cells starting early next year. Article

> LG Electronics filed trademarks for a GPad, G Watch and G Glass. Article

> Cisco said it will purchase security software company Sourcefire for $2.7 billion. Article

> According to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Apple's iPhone sales in the second quarter were evenly split between the iPhone 5 and older iPhone models. Article

> Samsung announced its new Exynos 5 Octa processor. Release

> TD-LTE and LTE-Advanced will account for more than half of all LTE installed macro base stations by 2015, according to ABI Research. Release

> C Spire Wireless said it will use Sandvine's unified policy control platform. Release

Mobile Content News

> Facebook is testing new ad units that insert recommendations for mobile games directly into a user's notifications tab, alongside comments, likes and other social interactions. Article

> Canonical, the firm behind the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system, is seeking to raise $32 million via crowdfunding site Indiegogo to launch a smartphone that will dual-boot both Ubuntu and Google's Android. Article

> Apple's iOS led all rival mobile operating systems on worldwide advertising impressions and revenue during the second quarter of 2013, according to Opera Mediaworks' latest State of Mobile Advertising report. Article

Developer News

> What does Google Boutique mean for Glass app developers? Editor's Corner

> Less than $1 billion of this year's app-related revenue comes from downloads, and revenue from downloads is projected to just slightly surpass the $1 billion mark in 2017, according to new findings from AppNation. Article

And finally… AT&T is now the official wireless provider for Disney's U.S. parks. Release