Top Canadian stories from the past week, plus other news from around the web

The past week started off with a bang that saw WIND Mobile opt out of the 700 MHz spectrum auction, which really caught everyone off guard. However, the Industry Minister proudly stated that ‘a dynamic mix of Canadian companies are competing.’ A few new Android devices are en route to Canadians and there were also a number of OS updates. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web:

– Bell launching the Alcatel One Touch Idol X on January 28th [Read here]
– 54% of Canadians have used their smartphone to make a purchase decision [Read here]
– Videotron reportedly signs NDA with Mobilicity [Read here]
– Typo case pre-orders sell out [Read here]
– Xperia Z, ZL, Z1 & Z Ultra update to 4.3 now available [Read here]
– LG G Pad Review [Read here]
– Rogers says Moto X upgrade to KitKat is ‘Coming Soon’ [Read here]
– Bell releasing the Alcatel OneTouch Idol mini January 28th [Read here]
– TELUS to increase monthly SharePlus rate plans by $5 [Read here]
– Rogers and Fido releasing the Nokia Lumia 625 February 11th [Read here]
– Bidding in Canada’s 700 MHz spectrum auction has started [Read here]
– Moto G update to Android 4.4.2 now available on TELUS and Koodo [Read here]
– Canada will get PlayStation Now with U.S. ‘this summer’ [Read here]
– WIND Mobile pulls out of 700Mhz spectrum auction [Read here]
– Wearables are here, but 2014 is not their year [Read here]
– Deloitte predicts that phablets and wearables are here to stay [Read here]
– The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the right phone at the right time [Read here]
– Google buying Nest for $3.2 billion in cash [Read here]
– CIBC adds Galaxy S4 and HTC One compatibility to its payment app [Read here]
– Industry Minister says ‘A dynamic mix of Canadian companies are competing in the 700 MHz auction’ [Read here]

Around the web:
– Supreme Court to determine if police need warrants to search cellphones [Engadget]
– LG G Flex coming to Sprint’s online store January 31st [AndroidAuthority]
– New Concept Nokia Smartwatch looks pretty sleek [WMPU]
– Microsoft likely to announce Nokia deal completed next week [Neowin]