Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 15, 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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In our recent CIO study of more than 3,000 CIOs, IBM discovered that 75 percent of respondents asserted that mobility is a top priority in their business strategy.  Read Original Content

According to Nielsen, Google crossed the tipping point in the second quarter with 51.8 percent of current smartphone users running some variant on the green robot's OS. The increase is coming mostly at the expenses of BlackBerry (8.1 percent) and Windows (4.3 percent).  Read Original Content

During Q2 2012 smartphone penetration grew to 54.9 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers. This growth is driven by increasing smartphone purchases: 2 out of 3 Americans who acquired a new mobile phone in the last three months chose a smartphone instead of a feature phone.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

Strategy Analytics forecasts that in 2017 Android and Apple iOS will remain the dominant smartphone platforms, but their combined share will have declined. A main beneficiary of this decline will be Microsoft.  Read Original Content

Android grew 81 percent globally in 2011 and Strategy Analytics forecasts it will slow to 22 percent in 2013. Apple is squeezing Android in many areas of the maturing postpaid market, while Android's growth across the emerging prepaid category is not fully offsetting this trend.  Read Original Content

Text-based communications are now surpassing phone calls or face to face meetings as the most frequent ways of keeping in touch for UK adults, claims a new Ofcom report.  Read Original Content

Samsung has bought the mobile-phone technology division of CSR - the British firm formerly known as Cambridge Silicon Radio. The $310 million (£198 million) deal includes patents to the firm's Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPRS location innovations.  Read Original Content

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster conducted a survey of 400 consumers and found that 65 percent of phone owners expect their next phone to be an iPhone. That compared with 19 percent who intend to buy an Android phone.  Read Original Content

Mobile broadband demand will push mobile services to $976 billion by 2016, according to Infonetics Research.  Read Original Content

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, the Microsoft Windows Phone operating system will capture 4 percent share of 123 million smartphones sold in the United States market during 2012, rising steadily from 3 percent share in 2011.  Read Original Content

Google announced the launch of a new service that delivers Gmail messages over SMS. The service, simply called Gmail SMS, is currently available only in emerging markets where smartphone penetration is low and Internet connections are unreliable.  Read Original Content

Approximately three quarters of the world’s population now has access to a mobile phone, according to a new study from the World Bank.  Read Original Content

AT&T’s new shared data plan, Mobile Share, will enable customers to use a single data allocation across all of their devices, with unlimited calls and text. You're entitled to use up to 10 devices on a single plan, of which at least one must be a smartphone.  Read Original Content

Chip licensor ARM has become a clear-cut leader in the mobile market, with its low-power chip architectures fueling a massive 95 percent of the world's smartphones.  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.