Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 20, 2012


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.


The Apple iPhone continues to lead mobile video messaging usage, increasing from 7.4 percent to 23.6 percent since August 2011. However, the use of Samsung devices is quickly gaining ground, increasing from 2.9 percent to 21.9 percent over the same period.  Read Original Content

Worldwide enterprise wireless local area network segment recorded a growth of 27.2 percent in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of 2011, according to a report by the International Data Corporation.  Read Original Content

Google has announced that the acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. has closed, with Google acquiring MMI for $40 per share in cash.  Read Original Content

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Chief executive of ARM - Warren East - in an interview with Dow Jones news agency, said he expects companies making ARM-based chips to capture about 10 percent to 20 percent of the notebook PC market by 2014 or 2015.  Read Original Content


Android smartphone sales were up by 61.3 percent in 2011, and it has been estimated that 700,000 new smartphones are activated every day. This benefits Google, whose Android operating system was on 56.1 percent of the smartphones that were sold in 2011.  Read Original Content

Samsung continues to pump out mobile phones like there's no tomorrow, while Nokia's global market share continues to slip. Apple now gobbles up 7.9 percent of the market with its iPhone, and Research In Motion keeps on flailing.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics has become the biggest seller of mobile phones, smartphones and LTE phones in the world, according to Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

Worldwide sales of mobile phones saw a two percent decline from the first quarter of 2011, but the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 will help drive a stronger second half of the year in Western Europe and North America, according to Gartner.  Read Original Content

Once upon a time, Nokia was the world's leading manufacturer of mobile phones, with a 41 percent share of the market. Following the rise of Apple's iPhone and its own slow reaction to the shift in the consumer device landscape, it has since fallen on challenging times.  Read Original Content

With the Samsung Galaxy S3 set to take the Korean handset manufacturer to new heights of success in the coming weeks, new reports have suggested that 40 percent of Android smartphones sold are currently Samsung branded devices.  Read Original Content

Hybrid processors that include two or more types of core now account for half of the $111 billion processor market, driven by growth in smartphones and tablets, according to new research by IMS Research.  Read Original Content

A new report from leading market research firm Gartner showed a slight decline in quarter-on-quarter worldwide mobile phone sales, but a possible chance for the market to become more bullish in the second half of 2012.  Read Original Content

Galaxy S3, the latest sensation in the smartphone world, stirred the market yet again with news of generating a whopping 9 million pre-orders from more than 100 global carriers, reported the Korea Economic Daily on Friday.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Android controls 50.1 percent of the smartphone market in the U.K., up from a 44.6 percent reading a year ago.  Read Original Content

More bad news for Microsoft: Gartner research shows that its smartphone sales have tumbled by 27 percent compared to a year ago, and Microsoft now only has 1.9 percent market share. At this rate, it's not clear if Windows Phone will ever gain traction.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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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.