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Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 31, 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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Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of Wynk Music — a carrier agnostic mobile application with over 1.7 million songs including Hindi, regional and international hits.  With this launch, Airtel has now become the first operator to introduce an Over-the-Top mobile application in the Indian market.  Read Original Content

Google started sending out press invites to its launch event in India for Android One, its new super-cheap smartphone.  Google is hoping to deliver a solid smartphone experience for less than $100.  Read Original Content

China-based smartphone vendors are turning to marketing through retail and online channels, significantly reducing the number of smartphone models customized specifically for telecom carriers, according to Digitimes Research's recent findings.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here:

Global smartphone unit shipments were up 50 percent in 2013, exceeding one billion units, and on target to surpass 1.2 billion shipments in 2014, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting.  Read Original Content

A Purdue University professor has created an app called Estar that rates other apps based on their energy consumption so users save battery life. Using this information, smartphone users can choose to download energy-efficient apps with high-energy ratings by Estar instead of power-hungry apps found on Google Play Store.  Read Original Content
MarketsandMarkets forecasts the enterprise content management market to grow from $6.78 billion in 2014 to $12.32 billion by 2019. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 12.7 percent from 2014 to 2019.  Read Original Content

According to Counterpoint, LG had 29 percent of market share in July, the highest ever since it started its smartphone business back in 2010.  LG's domestic market share remained consistently in the ten percent range from January to April.  Read Original Content

A report from International Data Corporation stated the smartphone market has expanded worldwide at a rate of 25.3 percent on a year-on-year basis in Q2 of 2014.  During this quarter, a total number of 301.3 million units have been shipped, which in itself is a single quarter record.  Read Original Content

Xiaomi continued to lead the Chinese smartphone market in the three months to July 2014. Xiaomi held on to the top spot for the fourth consecutive month; according to a report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The report shows Xiaomi grabbed a record 31.6 percent share of the urban Chinese market, followed by Samsung and Huawei.  Read Original Content

According to separate reports in the Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Sony's Xperia device will be sold by Sprint in the US smartphone market.  Sony is expected to unleash its Xperia Z3 model at German consumer electronics tradefest IFA next week.  Read Original Content

Samsung led the Argentine smartphone market in terms of market share in the first half of 2014, according to a study by Carrier y Asociados. The consultancy firm reported Samsung ended the first half with a market share of 51 percent, followed by LG, with 21 percent and Motorola, with 12 percent of the overall's smartphone market in the period.  Read Original Content

According to data from, the global mobile cloud market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 37.8 percent through 2019.  Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global Telecom IT Services Market will grow from $67.38 billion in 2014 to $233.05 billion in 2019. In terms of regions, North America is expected to be the biggest market in terms of market size.  Read Original Content

According to Kantar's latest report, based on three months of data that ended in July 2014, the Windows Phone's market share went up in Great Britain from 7.1 percent to 9.9 percent compared to the same period a year ago and its share went up in Italy, from 7.9 percent to 13 percent.  Read Original Content

AT&T confirmed it is merging its mobility and business solutions divisions into one, as the telecom giant sees a surge in demand for its wireless and mobility offerings within the enterprise market.  Read Original Content

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