Thursday, July 05, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 1, 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.

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Android-based devices represented 50.9 percent of all smartphones nationwide in May 2012, up from 50.8 percent in April but still down from a high of 51 percent in March, according to comScore.  Read Original Content

Net Applications issued a report Sunday that shows Apple's iOS dominating the mobile Web with a record 65.27 percent share, up 4.2 percent in June alone. Google's Android came in far behind at 19.73 percent.  Read Original Content

Apple's stores and facilities in Italy could be shut for 30 days because of a row about product warranties.  Italian authorities made the threat because it said Apple was not promoting a standard free two-year warranty.  Read Original Content

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Facebook's iPhone app will be getting a much-needed improvement in speed, something users have been complaining about for awhile.  Read Original Content

Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. maintained the top spot in the U.S. mobile phone market, strengthening its supremacy as the world’s leading handset manufacturer, comScore showed Tuesday.  Read Original Content


According to a new forecast report from NPD DisplaySearch, laptops may be well on their way to extinction in just four years, being rapidly replaced by none other than the sleek and svelte tablet.  Read Original Content

In the next few weeks, some users of the latest version of Apple’s handset will get a marketing message offering as much as $300 to people who trade it for a Samsung device.  Read Original Content

A court in California denied Samsung on Tuesday a stay on a preliminary injunction against sales in the U.S. of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone running Android, a day after the same court refused to stay a similar injunction against the sale of Samsung's tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1.  Read Original Content

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, on a Canadian radio program, said U.S. BlackBerry sales are going to stink for six months, but BlackBerry 10 will make RIM a strong player in the smartphone and mobile computing markets, specifically in the U.S. and Canada.  Read Original Content

A new operating system for mobile phones akin to the Mozilla Firefox Internet browser has got the backing of several major telecom companies, turning up the heat on Google and Apple in the smartphone market.  Read Original Content

The share of the U.S. smartphone operating system market by Microsoft rose slightly between February and May 2012, according to new data from ComScore. Their figures show that Microsoft went up from 3.9 percent in February to 4.0 percent in May.  Read Original Content

With 55 percent of employees now using their smartphones at work, 42 percent of all companies want to leverage the BYOD workplace and launch mobile sales applications to seek a competitive advantage.  Read Original Content

Expect to see folks with their heads down following their mobile devices around a museum, train stations or event venues in the coming weeks and months as Google Maps unveiled Indoor Maps.  Read Original Content

Google has rolled out their Google+ local app for iPhone. The app, formerly known as Google Places, has Zagat and voice search integrated into the app.  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.