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Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 19, 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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As enterprises increasingly adopt EMM, it will lead to a market compound annual growth rate of 22 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to researchers. The report is drawn up from 451’s Enterprise Mobility Management Market Monitor & Forecast Service, which presents data based on an analysis of 125 vendors.  Read Original Content

The enterprise mobility management market is set to grow 5.8 billion in revenue between now and 2018, according to 451 Research.  Read Original Content

According to the latest data from comScore for the three months ending August 2014, Apple successfully fended off competition from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, LG Electronics Inc. and HTC Corp. and is ranked as the top smartphone OEM manufacturer with a market share of 42 percent.  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:

According to TrendForce, global smartphone shipments grew 9.1 percent to reach 310 million units in the peak-season third quarter, buoyed by the iPhone 6 launch. Apple's market share expanded five percent on year, the most of any major handset brand.  Read Original Content

The overall mobile phone market in the U.S. will decline this year by one percent even as many emerging countries around the world see robust growth, an IDC analyst said.  Read Original Content
The Middle East and Africa handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in Q2 2014, expanding 27 percent year on year to total 64 million units, according to data from the International Data Corporation.  Read Original Content adds Chinese Smartphone Market Development, 3Q 2014 report to its research store. As of the second quarter of 2014, Chinese mobile phone users totaled around 1.27 billion and user adoption of 3G and 4G combined reached nearly 40 percent.  Read Original Content

The Indian enterprise software market is expected to grow 13 percent to $4.2 billion in 2014 and touch $4.7 billion in 2015, said Gartner.  Read Original Content

Another Apple breakthrough will hit the market as Apple SIM cards enable its users to switch mobile networks without necessarily changing the SIM, according to the report by The Register.  Read Original Content

A new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, can supposedly go from completely dead to 70 percent charged in two minutes. It can also last nearly 20 years before it needs to be replaced.  Read Original Content

Lenovo has announced it will establish a direct-to-consumer, internet-based mobile business in China next year. The new company, which will operate under a separate brand name (yet to be announced), will focus on smart devices and services.  Read Original Content

Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, has unveiled the next generation of Apple iPads, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3.  The new devices have fingerprint sensors that could make shopping online as easy as swiping a button. And in the case of the more expensive iPad Air 2, it is also faster, has a better camera, and is thinner than last year’s version.  Read Original Content

Apple sold 39.3 million iPhones in the past quarter, which included nearly two weeks of sales for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The new iPhones went on sale in the United States and a handful of other countries on September 19.  Read Original Content

Research firms Gartner and CCS Insight think much of the mobile phone shipment growth that will occur in 2014 will be driven by low-cost smartphones, underlining a shift down market that vendors and platform companies have been keen to take advantage of in their search for growth.  Read Original Content

Most indications so far have been that Amazon's Fire smartphone has been a dud in the market. A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners indicates Amazon may have sold only a few thousand units of the phone thus far.  Read Original Content

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