Thursday, September 01, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of August 29, 2011

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Google's Android operating system powers almost 42 percent of the smartphones owned by U.S. consumers, according to a recent ComScore survey.  Read Original Content

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Microsoft is down one point to 5.7 percent (of smartphone subscribers with Microsoft’s Windows Phone and older Windows Mobile platforms) from the 6.7 percent it enjoyed in April.  Microsoft lags greatly behind the two largest players, with Google at 41.8 percent and Apple at 27 percent.  Read Original Content

Samsung is finally releasing its Galaxy S2 smartphone in the U.S.  The smartphone rivals the rumored specs of the forthcoming iPhone 5, which analysts expect to arrive in September or October.  Read Original Content

According to the Windows Phone Applist, which tracks various statistics about Windows Phone development, there are currently just over 30,000 apps in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.  Read Original Content

OneLouder, a new developer of socially powered mobile apps, has announced its SportCaster App is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store and Android on Android Market.  The app combines live stats, schedules and game summaries with commentary from top sports analysts, players and fans on Twitter.  Read Original Content

According to Strategy Analytics, LG Electronics sold 3 million smartphones in North America during the April-June period, garnering a market share of 11.7 percent, up from the 2.5 percent a year earlier.  Read Original Content

New figures from Juniper Research, say that touchscreen-only devices will account for more than 70 percent of smartphones by 2016.  Read Original Content

According to recent research of, with the growing demand for low-priced and low-end mobile phones in the emerging market, by 2015 smartphones will account for more than 50 percent of the total global mobile phone market.  Read Original Content

The Medias N-04C from NEC Casio Mobile, is an Android handset the company calls the “world’s slimmest smartphone”.  Being just 7.7mm thin, it beats the Galaxy S II, for example, and at 105g, it’s also very light.  Read Original Content

GIA has announced the release of a comprehensive global report on location-based advertising markets.  The global market for location-based advertising is projected to reach $12.8 billion by the year 2017.  Read Original Content

A new phone app in the UK allows people to see where their neighborhood officers are and what they are working on.  Surrey Police claims its "trailblazing" gadget will help users chart crime and engage with officers.  Read Original Content

Lenovo is targeting the business sector with its ThinkPad tablet, which was first announced back in July.  Sporting a 10.1-inch 1280x800 display, the Android tablet is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and boasts 1GB of RAM.  Read Original Content

Smartphone sales could be hit this fall as users hold on to their devices instead of upgrading to the latest model.  Technology giants including HTC, supplier of a third of all Android-based handsets, and Apple, the creator of the iPhone, have trimmed their fourth quarter forecasts for Europe and the United States.  Read Original Content

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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.