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Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 12, 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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The company behind the privacy-focused Blackphone has told Newsbeat it is planning to release a tablet.  Jon Callas, co-founder of Silent Circle, which makes the anti-snooping device, said "we are going to have a tablet soon".  Read Original Content

According to Good Technology’s latest survey, the majority of industries in the mid-market range have more than 50 percent BYOD penetration. Only manufacturing (33 percent), wholesale (33 percent), energy (35 percent) and government (45 percent) falls below the mark. Interestingly the legal industry (72 percent) had the highest share.  Read Original Content

China could soon surpass the U.S. as the biggest market for Apple Inc.'s iPhone. A report on China's Tencent said Chinese consumers preordered 20 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the first weekend they were available for preorder.  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:

The IDC has released some numbers for the Middle East and African market in Q2 2014.  Their data shows Nokia smartphones held 6.6 percent of the smartphone market in the region, down slightly from 7.2 percent last year, representing around 1.7 million handsets.  Read Original Content

According to AdDuplex statistics for Windows Phone for September 2014, the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS is now present in 40 percent of WP devices and is expected to overtake the market share of Windows Phone 8 OS by the end of October 2014.  Read Original Content
Analysts forecast the global BYOD security market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31.95 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need for enhanced mobile communication security.  Read Original Content

Google's ambitious move to address the fragmented Android ecosystem with its Android One devices will help in redefining the affordable smartphone segment, but the Indian market will be a tough call for the U.S. based tech giant, research firm IDC believes.  Read Original Content

The market share of China's domestic mobile phone brands reached 72 percent in the mainland in June, and the retail number of 4G smartphones is expected to reach 100 million in China by year-end, according to Germany-based market research institute GfK.  Read Original Content

The Windows Phone is not exactly taking the world by storm, but it does seem to have a leg up on the competition when it comes to no-contract cell phones. Within the United States, reports that out of its top five bestselling no-contract cell phones, three of them are Windows Phone devices.  Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the global application server market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21.95 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing adoption of the Internet of things.  Read Original Content

Sony is launching its new Xperia Z3 waterproof smartphone through Verizon and T-Mobile. The phones are hitting U.S. stores on the heels of their unveiling last month at a trade show in Berlin, as Sony ramps up efforts to expand its tiny market share by getting to the American market faster.  Read Original Content

An official at a software startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company could extend the life of smartphone batteries by helping application developers identify code that drains batteries quickly.  Read Original Content

According to analysts at RNR Market Research, the global smartphone camera lens market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21.6 percent in terms of revenue over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

Google will release a 5.9-inch phablet later this month designed by Motorola Mobility as its latest Nexus smartphone, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  Read Original Content

Apple has pushed the start of production for a larger iPad tablet with a 12.9-inch screen to early next year so its suppliers can keep up with demand for Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phablet, according to a Wall Street Journal article.  Read Original Content

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