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Mobility News Weekly – Week of September 14, 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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Apple sold a record four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones on Friday, the first day the new iGadgets were available for pre-order, the company said.  Read Original Content

This year smartphone sales are likely to hit 1.2 billion, according to new research, with emerging markets driving growth.  Sales will grow 19 percent year on year in 2014, according to new figures from Juniper Research, up from the 985 million units shipped last year.  Read Original Content

Smartphone maker Huawei has put its plans for Windows Phone devices on hold, saying it will use Android to try to challenge the dominance of Samsung and Apple.  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:

Seventy-five percent of mobile apps will fail the most basic of security tests next year, predicts market researcher Gartner.  Read Original Content

According to the State of Mobile Advertising report, India is the most powerful driver of the Asia Pacific mobile advertising market with mobile-ad impression percentage growing by 260 since July 2013.  Read Original Content
A new GSMA Intelligence report says that currently sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest smartphone adoption rate worldwide.  The report titled “Smartphone forecasts and assumptions, 2007-2020" found smartphones account for one in three mobile connections today, representing more than two billion mobile connections.  Read Original Content

Analysts from forecast the smartphone market in China to grow at a compound annual growth rate of five percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

A partnership between SAP and Ericsson will securely deliver network-enabled cloud solutions to provide users with secure access to their business apps and content on mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Taiwan-based HTC Corp. edged out Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea to return to being Taiwan's largest smartphone manufacturer based upon units in the second quarter of this year, according to data released by research house IDC.  Read Original Content

One out of three people in Vietnam, or 36 percent of the population of 90 million, now own a smartphone, nearly double last year’s figure, according to findings from Global Connected Consumer Study 2014.  Read Original Content

Google has carved a share in the mobile applications market, estimated to reach US $63.5 billion by 2017. Google’s presence in mobile applications is powered by the Android operating system and showcased in Nexus smartphones and tablets, according to  Read Original Content

The LED (chips and components) market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 13.5 percent from 2014 to $42.7 billion by 2020, according to a report from Allied Market Research.  Read Original Content

Biometric smartphone use is expected to rise almost tenfold, from the 43.23 million users in 2013, to 471.11 million by 2017. In these four years, biometrics will transition from the early adopters to the early maturity phase, enabling the technology to overtake existing technologies, according to new findings from Frost & Sullivan.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry Ltd. has acquired mobile technology company Movirtu Ltd., shoring up its smartphone-management features as it targets business users. Movirtu uses a virtual SIM card enabling customers to connect more than one phone number to a single device. Read Original Content

Huawei has added its voice to the growing chorus of companies predicting massive growth in the communications sector: The Chinese company said that, based on a new global survey of business executives, it now expects a total of 100 billion connections (both human and machine) by 2025, a figure that includes eight billion smartphones.  Read Original Content

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