Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 4, 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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A ban on the sale of some Apple products - including iPhones and iPads - will not go into effect after President Barack Obama’s administration stepped in, a day before the prohibition was to go into effect.  Read Original Content

The Moto X, Motorola’s first phone conceived and designed since the company’s acquisition by Google, doesn’t boast as many main processor cores or camera megapixels as its rivals at the higher end of the smartphone spectrum. It does, however, allow its users lots of control via voice and gesture commands, which speed up and simplify common tasks like taking pictures, placing calls, or getting directions.  Read Original Content

Apple is a tough competitor in the smartphone and tablet markets, and it wants to translate those services over to the auto industry. Honda, Hyundai, Volkswagen’s Audi, BMW, Toyota Motor Corp., Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar and the Chrysler Group LLC plan to use Apple’s Siri Eyes Free service in models released as early as this year.  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.

According to a study entitled "Trade In, Trade Up, Trade Out," which surveyed 1,000 smartphone users, 55 percent of respondents said they would trade in their old phone when it came time to upgrade. Sixty percent said they would consider the value of a retailer’s trade-in program when choosing their next carrier.  Read Original Content

According to a report from Markets and Markets, the BYOD market is predicted to be worth $181 billion by 2017.  Read Original Content
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 47 percent annually to reach 230 million units in the second quarter of 2013. Android captured a record 80 percent share of all smartphone volumes worldwide, while Microsoft solidified its position in third place.  Read Original Content

A new Markets and Markets study reports the overall mobile 3D shipments market is estimated to grow to 547.69 million units by 2018, at a compound annual growth rate of 62.2 percent for the period 2013 to 2018. 3D-enabled smartphones and tablets shipment market are forecasted to be the most significant, growing at a CAGR of 67.2 percent and 65.9 percent, to 341.22 million units and 103.50 million units respectively by 2018.  Read Original Content

ZTE shipped 11.5 million smartphones in the second quarter, a year-on-year increase of 79 percent, vaulting the maker of Grand S and Grand Memo to fourth position globally with five percent market share, according to data from research company Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

As expected, worldwide tablet shipment growth slowed in the second quarter of 2013, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation. Worldwide tablet shipments finally experienced a sequential decline as total volumes fell. However, the 45.1 million units shipped in the second quarter were up 59.6 percent from the same quarter in 2012, when tablet vendors shipped 28.3 million devices.  Read Original Content

Bing is rolling out a set of upgrades for Windows Phone 8. The wide-ranging update—which will show up automatically on U.S. phones in the coming weeks, with additional markets coming thereafter—streamlines the Bing search interface and adds some handy new features.  Read Original Content

LinkedIn is making it possible for members to directly apply for jobs that interest them, right from their iOS or Android device. Over 30 percent of members who view jobs on LinkedIn come from mobile.  Read Original Content

The average adult will spend over five hours per day online, on non-voice mobile activities or with other digital media this year, eMarketer estimates, compared to four hours and 31 minutes watching television.  Read Original Content

Consumer adoption of Google's Android 4.1.x and 4.2.x, jointly nicknamed Jelly Bean, surpassed 40 percent in July 2013.  Read Original Content

Apple’s iOS 7 Beta 5 is now available to developers who have the pre-release software installed on their devices, about a week after it released the 4th beta of the mobile OS. The software is likely approaching its final, stable launch state, as Apple has committed to a wide public launch of iOS 7 this fall.  Read Original Content

Facebook unveiled Mobile Games Publishing, a new pilot program offering select game developers promotional support across the social networking giant's mobile apps in exchange for a share of resulting revenues.  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.