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September 15, 2012, 7:05 PM

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Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Objects to Acer Smartphone  —  Google Inc. said late Friday that it objected to Taiwanese PC maker Acer Inc.'s development of a smartphone that is powered by a rival mobile operating system, the launch of which was delayed this week.  —  Acer postponed the launch of the phone …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
What Is The One True Android & How “Open” Is It?  —  Ironically on iPhone 5 day, Google finds itself about to be embroiled in a fresh debate over how much it controls “open” Android as well as what Android actually is.  It's well past time for “Android” to mean the mobile operating system …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
The iPhone 5's A6 SoC: Not A15 or A9, a Custom Apple Core Instead  —  When Apple announced the iPhone 5, Phil Schiller officially announced what had leaked several days earlier: the phone is powered by Apple's new A6 SoC.  —  As always, Apple didn't announce clock speeds, CPU microarchitecture, memory bandwidth or GPU details.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
In New Ad Campaign, Samsung Tries to Win on the Merits  —  For many, the iPhone 5 is the talk of the weekend — and that includes Samsung.  —  The Korean phone maker will tomorrow start running a print ad campaign in national and regional papers that compares the features of its Galaxy S III with those of Apple's iPhone 5.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
LEAKED!  Here's The White House's Draft Cybersecurity Executive Order  —  Earlier this week, we wrote about how the White House was working on an executive order to act as a “stand in” for cybersecurity legislation that has so far failed to pass Congress (CISPA passed in the House …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple's timid new iPod nano sidesteps a smartwatch revolution  —  By all accounts, Apple's new iPhone 5 is a fine product, a line drive down the middle.  It will easily sell millions and likely even break some records — the massive iPhone ecosystem alone will guarantee that.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Google Fiber Adds Turner Channels, Including Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, And TNT  —  When Google first announced the details of its Kansas City fiber rollout, one of the knocks against it was that its channel lineup was a little thin.  While it had struck deals to bring video subscribers …
Kimber Streams / The Verge:
T-Mobile to offer nano-SIM cards for iPhone 5 in mid-October  —  T-Mobile will begin carrying nano-SIMs in mid-October according to a tweet from the carrier's support account and confirmation from a T-Mobile spokesperson.  We've already noted T-Mobile's desire to attract customers …

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