Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of October 25, 2011

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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The Springfield Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in Oregon to adopt the new smartphone application MyPD, which lets users send the department e-mails, report violations and check the latest news from their Android or Apple mobile device.  Read Original Content

Android served up more ad impressions overall in the third quarter than rival iOS, at 56 percent, Millennial Media reported.  For its part, ABI Media noted that in the second quarter, Android overtook iOS to become the market share leader in mobile application downloads.  Read Original Content

In 2011 the Japanese smartphone market is likely to surge about 35 percent to 1.19 trillion yen, and is expected to continue to see double-digit growth, or 18 percent, next year, becoming a leading force in hardware sales, said Hideo Wada, an analyst at IDC Japan.  Read Original Content

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Mobile phone giant Nokia has unveiled two new smartphones as it seeks to boost its flagging fortunes in the booming market.  The Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 - Nokia's first handsets using the Windows Phone operating system - are the company's attempt to gain traction in the smartphone market.  Read Original Content

People are now downloading more Android apps than iOS apps overall, although Apple's customers download more on a per-person basis.  ABI Research said this week that Android now has a 44 percent share of the app download market, with iOS at 31 percent.  Read Original Content

Enterprise mobility management services, which include services to manage mobile apps, devices, content, network services, expenses, policy, and security, will grow to $11 billion worldwide by 2016, finds analyst firm ABI Research.  Read Original Content

Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, will see its Windows Phone operating system capture a 12 percent share of smartphone sales in Western Europe next year, according to research by Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

A remarkable thing has happened in the U.S. smartphone market: for the first time since smartphones emerged, quarterly unit sales have actually dropped.  And the reason? Simply this – everyone was waiting for the new iPhone to launch.  Read Original Content

A new report by Good Technology shows that Apple's devices are dominating the enterprise market, accounting for seven out of ten activations in the third quarter of this year.  Read Original Content

It is forecasted that worldwide smartphone shipment volume will arrive at 460 million units in 2011, accounting for approximately 29 percent in overall mobile phone shipment in full-year 2011.  This figure is projected to exceed 1.2 billion in 2015, accounting for over 60 percent in overall shipment.  Read Original Content

A report by tech researcher ABI that examines Asia-Pacific’s growing mobile market claims the region’s smartphone market has a 24 percent share of total handset shipments to date in 2011.  This is an increase of 17 percent from last year.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co. outpaced Apple Inc. in the global smartphone market by more than 10 million handsets during the third quarter of the year, industry data showed on Friday.  Read Original Content

More than 4.5 million tablet computers based on Google's Android operating system shipped in the third quarter, comprising 27 percent of the market shipments, according to research released by Strategy Analytics October 21.  Read Original Content

Google's Android mobile operating system has a stranglehold over the low-cost smartphone segment as many consumers with no budget to purchase high-end smartphones that cost $400 to $500 turn to these devices.  As such, 339 million low-cost Android handsets are expected to be shipped in 2015, a new study by In-Stat has revealed.  Read Original Content

Nokia's struggles continue after the firm revealed third-quarter operating profits were down 60 percent year-on-year and sales of high-end smartphones slumped by 39 percent.  Read Original Content

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