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Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 14, 2013

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 market for energy storage in mobile applications is poised for seismic shifts as it grows from $28 billion in 2013 to $41 billion in 2018, a nearly 50 percent growth over the next five years, according to Lux Research.  Read Original Content

LG Electronics expects it will continue the momentum shown earlier this year with the release of its latest model G2. This year LG sold more than 10 million smartphones worldwide for the second consecutive quarter. The G2 is expected to give the company an extra sales boost for the second half of the year.  Read Original Content

Google is planning to spend $500 million or more promoting the Moto X smartphone, which is scheduled to launch this summer, The Wall Street Journal reported, sparking speculation that a new round of mobile marketing wars is about to begin.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

The number of mobile malware apps has jumped 614 percent in the last year, according to studies conducted by McAfee and Juniper Networks.  The Juniper study – the third annual Mobile Threats Report – showed that the majority of attacks are directed at Android devices, as the Android market continues to grow.  Read Original Content

According to a recent study by CyberMedia Research, nearly 10 million smartphones were shipped in India in the first quarter of 2013, which is a 167 percent increase from last year.  Read Original Content
According to a survey from AnyPresence, 25 percent of the respondents spend over $100,000 on average for initial development of an enterprise mobile app.  Read Original Content

T-Mobile US increased its advertising spend in 2012 in hopes of gaining market share, but that strategy doesn't appear to have paid off. According to research from Kantar Media, T-Mobile's market share decreased from 12.7 percent to 11.6 percent despite the company's 39.5 percent increase in ad spending.  Read Original Content

At the opening day keynote address at Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference 2013, Windows marketing chief Tami Reller announced that the sales of Windows Phone devices are six times faster than the overall smartphone market.  Read Original Content

T-Mobile US' ability to finally sell the Apple iPhone to its subscribers helped boost the Apple iOS platform's market share by 3.5 percent during the three months ending in May, according to new research from Kantar Worldpanel.  Read Original Content

Pentagon officials did not test product performance before purchasing a potentially $16 million service intended to secure smartphones and tablets for 300,000 military personnel worldwide.  Read Original Content

Verizon Wireless may end up owing Apple Inc. as much as $14 billion in purchase commitments over time if the mobile carrier fails to sell an agreed upon number of iPhones, a report from Moffett Research LLC said.  Read Original Content

A vulnerability in an application installed by default on LG mobile devices that run the Android operating system can be exploited by an attacker to remotely compromise the device. That warning was issued this week by security researcher Justin Case, who discovered vulnerabilities in backup and recovery software, which counts 17 million Android users.  Read Original Content

Google has updated its Chrome app to version 28, adding improved "interoperability with other Google Apps," which means links to YouTube, Maps, Google+, and Drive can now be opened in their respective apps rather than in the browser. According to Google, additional app integration will be added in the near future.  Read Original Content

According to a new IHS iSuppli, worldwide smartphone shipments will reach 1.5 billion units in 2017, up from 712 million in 2012. The company says shipments this year are set to rise to 897 million units, up from 712 million in 2012.  Read Original Content

Australian communications carrier Telstra has made a $18.3 million investment in Kony Solutions, a U.S. mobile and multi-channel application platform provider.  Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.