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The week's most important headlines.  (Sources are links.)

Industry

  • Qualcomm Launches Unit to Help Chinese Smartphone Makers Sell Overseas (WSJ)
  • The real way to tell whether Google’s wireless service is a success (BGR) 
  •      >> Pricing model changes and more effective Wi-Fi off-load

Smartphones

  • Why Apple purchased camera technology company LinX and what will happen now? (i-Micronews, via Image Sensors World)
  •      >> Good read RE computational imaging, dual cameras.  See related Samsung item
  • Apple: Most accurate Apple analyst explains why there won’t be a new 4-inch iPhone this year (BGR)
  • Samsung reportedly considering a dual-camera device for 2016 (SamMobile)
  • Xiaomi Boosts Its Business In India With Strategic Investment From Tata Sons Head (TechCrunch)
  •      >> Dollar value not clear.  PR value very clear
  • Xiaomi’s $205 Mi 4i mirrors the iPhone 5C design, claims 1.5-day battery (Ars Technica)
  •      >> High performance to price ratio.  Profitable?  TBD
  • HTC Butterfly 3 has its specs leaked by a benchmark (GSMArena)
  • HTC in-car wireless device certified (DigiTimes)
  • Nokia: Sources: Nokia plans a return to the consumer phone market in 2016 (Re/code)
  • And so ... Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing (Reuters)

Wearables

Technology

Operators & Other

  • Microsoft CEO thinks there's one BIG reason you'll love Windows 10: Cortana (Business Insider)
  • AT&T 1Q Wireless Profits Squeezed as More Move to Mobile Share Plans (Wireless Week)
  • Here's why many "free" apps drain your smartphone battery (ZDNet)
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Hristo Daniel Ushev
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