Facebook announced its Home software for Android phones on April 4. Home became available for free through the Google Play store in the U.S. from April 12, and would come to other countries shortly after. The software comes pre-installed on the HTC First handset and will initially be available for download on the following Android smartphones: HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy SIII and Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Sprint and Telefónica Digital announced Feb. 20 that they will collaborate to establish an advertising alliance, which reportedly will reach the two operators' 370 million customers in Brazil, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. Both operators have stated that the collaboration will span across messaging, display and location-based advertising.
Research firm Analysys Mason estimates mobile operators could lose up to $27 billion in annual voice, SMS and data revenue because of customers that decide to switch operators over their mobile