ZTE outs Grand X2 In with Intel; DoCoMo promises LTE at 150 Mbps

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> Samsung captured 95 percent of global Android smartphone profits in the first quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Post

> Wireless helped boost Cisco Systems in its most recent quarter. Article

> ZTE introduced its new Grand X2 In Android smartphone, powered by Intel silicon. Release

> NEC's Medias X smartphone for DoCoMo features a liquid-cooled CPU. Article

> DoCoMo provided details on its plan to roll out LTE supporting speeds up to 150 Mbps. Article

> Ruckus Wireless said it created an open Wi-Fi hotspot with a secure connection. Article

> Lemko released an LTE enterprise cell solution that it said enables "LTE as a service" for the enterprise market. Release

Mobile Content News

> Google has mailed a cease-and-desist letter to Microsoft demanding the removal of a new YouTube video application for Windows Phone introduced last week. Article

> Multi-platform gaming company King announced it is now seeing 70 million daily players across all platforms including mobile, bypassing mobile gaming giant Zynga's 52 million DAUs. Article

> Google continues ramping up its Google Wallet m-commerce network, introducing APIs for simplifying purchases within native Android applications and rolling out loyalty programs, additionally integrating payment capabilities into its Gmail platform. Article

> Google, during its I/O developer conference, announced it will refresh its Maps for Mobile product on Android and Apple's iOS this summer, bringing coupons, improved routing and support for tablets. Article

> During its Google I/O developer's conference, Google announced a new Android gaming service and a new, subscription-based music streaming service. The company also announced a range of new APIs and services for its Android developers. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Wi-Fi offloading from cellular networks is clearly no longer an afterthought, as evidenced by IHS iSuppli's forecast that nearly 1.2 billion handsets out of a total of 1.9 billion produced in 2015 will include Wi-Fi functionality. Article

> Building on its earlier crowdfunding success, Connectify is trying to raise $100,000 via Kickstarter to boost development efforts for Connectify Switchboard, a cloud service that will let Mac and PC users combine multiple Internet connections for faster speeds and increased reliability. Article

European Wireless News

> The European Commission said on Wednesday it is ready to launch an investigation over alleged dumping by, and subsidies for, Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, even though Europe's manufacturers are clearly not in favor of a probe. Article

> Virgin Group owner Richard Branson is planning to extend the Virgin Mobile brand to the Middle East, and has already submitted a bid for an MVNO license in Saudi Arabia. Article

And finally… iOS and Android gaming revenues triples that of handheld video game consoles like the Nintendo DS. Article

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