Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Mobility Charts Weekly - Week of August 1, 2011

The Mobility Charts Weekly is a collection of the latest published charts we find during our weekly research on the industry.

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According to a recent Nielsen study Google’s Android continues to be the most popular smartphone in the United States.  Nielsen reported that Android devices take up 39 percent of the overall smartphone market with Apple’s iPhone taking 28 percent.  Read Original Content

Mobile payments are expected to hit $214 billion by 2015.  Transactions made by scanning a mobile phone at the register are forecast to reach $22 billion and increase from nearly nothing only a few years before.  Read Original Content

This ABI research chart focuses on mobile app downloads for each of the major operating systems.  iPhone’s OS system continues to dominate the app market and will continue to lead in total downloads through the near future.  By 2013 there will be approximately 3.5 billion iPhone app downloads.  Read Original Content

Overall usage of QR codes is on the rise and is continuing to grow steadily through 2011.  3GVision published a press release earlier this year providing a chart to visually illustrate the growing popularity of mobile barcode scans.  The data for this report shows the number of barcode scans per month in the millions.  Read Original Content

Upcoming Events

Field Mobility 2011 - Sydney, Australia - Oct 25 - 27, 2011
Enterprise Mobility Exchange - November 2 - 3, 2011

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services

Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
The Future of Enterprise Mobility
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.