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Google's Pichai: China is 'a huge opportunity' for Android

A top Google executive said the company is seeing interest from Chinese Android application developers, and is working on ways it can reintroduce its services into the country.

Grande beats AT&T, Google Fiber with 1 Gbps launch in San Antonio

Grande Communications, a Texas-based cable overbuilder, is leapfrogging competitors AT&T and Google Fiber with plans to launch its new 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in San Antonio on March 3.

As iOS gobbles 89% of smartphone profits, Google looks to enterprise market with Android for Work

Google is working to make its Android operating system more salient for business users with its new Android for Work program. Initially unveiled last year at its annual I/O developer conference, Google this week took the wraps off the program, promising Android enterprise users more security and flexibility.

Report: Google to launch Android Pay API at I/O to spur mobile payments adoption

Google is going to unveil a new API called Android Pay at its I/O developer conference in late May, according to an  Ars Technica   report, and the platform will enable payments in brick-and-mortar stores and in-app payments for third-party applications.

Consolidated's Q4 video, data connection gains offset by ongoing local voice, network access revenue declines

Consolidated Communications reported that while data and Internet service rose to $82.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, those gains were more than offset by declines in legacy local calling and network access revenues.

IDC: Android, iOS crushing Windows Phone, BlackBerry in smartphone market

Google's Android and Apple's iOS continued to thoroughly dominate the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter, according to research firm IDC, with Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus driving Apple to gain share at Android's expense. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform continues to be an also-ran in the market, though the company as vowed to introduce a range of new phones this year running its new Windows 10 software.

Emerging innovators in wireline: Future leaders to watch in 2015

CEOs may be the leaders who direct the tone and direction of a company, but their visionary leadership is also defined by supporting executives who help innovate on key technology and regulatory initiatives. These are the risk takers who work behind the scenes driving new products, solutions and initiatives to lead a company forward. Every year, FierceTelecom takes a look at these up-and-coming executives in our Emerging Innovators feature. Special Report

IDC: Android and iOS increase smartphone OS dominance in 2014

Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems inched closer to total dominance of the worldwide smartphone market in 2014, as alternative smartphone operating systems failed to take significant market share from the duo.

Google to FCC: Don't regulate interconnection between edge providers and ISPs

Google has asked the FCC to refrain from regulating the informal interconnection agreements that Google and other providers have developed with ISPs like Comcast and Verizon.

Google buys Softcard, will have Google Wallet pre-installed on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile Android phones

Google has acquired Softcard, the mobile payments joint venture backed by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US. As a result, Google Wallet will now be pre-installed on Android phones (running KitKat or higher) sold by these carriers in the U.S. "later this year," Google said.