The U.S. mobile data market yielded revenues of $21 billion during the second quarter of 2013, up 4 percent quarter-over-quarter and 14 percent year-over-year, according to new research from Chetan Sharma Consulting.
Sprint is partnering with PlayPhone on a new social gaming application that it will preload on forthcoming Android devices, enabling subscribers to discover and play interactive mobile titles with the click of a button. The deal mirrors previous PlayPhone agreements with Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Claro Brazil.
Google's Android mobile operating system powered 51.5 percent of all smartphones sold in the United States during the second quarter of 2013, down from 52.6 percent in the year-ago period, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
Deutsche Telekom, Sprint and Vodafone top the rankings of carriers in the connected car market, according to the latest report from Informa Telecoms & Media.
Sprint is expanding its Wireless CapTel caption calling application to Apple's iOS. The operator previously rolled out the app in late 2011 to select devices running Google's Android.
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday cleared both Softbank's acquisition of a 78 percent stake in Sprint for $21.6 billion and Sprint's purchase of the remaining shares of Clearwire for $5 per share, which would value the firm at $14 billion.
Apple's iOS generated 64 percent of impressions across the Velti mobile advertising platform in May 2013, up 5 percentage points year-over-year, according to Velti's latest State of Mobile Advertising Report. Google's Android accounted for 36 percent of impressions last month, down from 41 percent in May 2012.
The Federal Communications Commission is the final hurdle for Softbank's acquisition of Sprint, after Sprint shareholders approved the deal on Tuesday.
Clearwire's board and key shareholders are backing a revised offer from Sprint, which is proposing to pay $5 per share for the remaining shares in Clearwire, a 14 percent premium over Dish Network's offer, Bloomberg is reporting.
Softbank, Sprint and Dish Networks are locked in a battle royal over ownership of the third largest U.S. wireless carrier and its affiliate, Clearwire.