Thursday, January 09, 2014

Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 5, 2014

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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According to 2014 predictions by technology research and advisory firm Gartner, devices running Google's Android mobile operating system will achieve 1.1 billion shipments in 2014. This represents a 26 percent boost from 2013. Read Original Content

Apple has issued a press release proclaiming customers have "spent over $10 billion on the App Store" on almost three billion app downloads in 2013, with more than $1 billion of that money having been laid down in December alone. Read Original Content

Technology giant Lenovo Group has opened a new R&D and production facility in Wuhan, China, aimed at accelerating growth and driving innovation in products like smartphones and tablets. Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.

According to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Apple now accounts for 69 percent of the Japanese market, 43 percent in the United States, 35 percent in Australia and 30.6 percent in Britain. Read Original Content

ComScore has released the results of its monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the September-November 2013 period, showing Apple's U.S. smartphone market share has increased 0.5 percentage points for a total share of 41.2 percent. Though Apple's share continues to grow, it still lags behind Android's total share of 51.9 percent. Read Original Content
LG Electronics Inc. has announced it plans to release its G Flex smartphone in the second quarter of 2014, according to The Washington Post. Read Original Content

BlackBerry, Canadian smartphone maker, has tightened its foothold grips on the enterprise mobility service market, expected to reach $340 billion by 2017, with the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2. Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is bracing for its weakest smartphone profit growth this year since 2007 as arch rival Apple challenges its domination in China's $80 billion market. Read Original Content

Canadian smartphone owners estimate they spend an average of nearly 90 percent of their free time staring at one of the many screens they own, suggests a recently released report. Read Original Content

In 2013, Apple Inc.’s App Store generated $10 billion in sales of apps and in-app purchases of digital content such as game tokens and issues of magazines, the technology giant reports. Read Original Content

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Whitepapers of Note

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