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Kevin Benedict's Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 25, 2015

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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Motorola Mobility unveiled three new handsets in China, signifying an ambitious comeback in the world's largest smartphone market. The company, which is owned by the world's PC leader Lenovo, rolled out three new but familiar-looking Android handsets - Moto X, Moto X Pro, and Moto G.  Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global managed mobility services market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.71 percent over the period 2014-2019.  Read Original Content

Qualcomm is the dominant smartphone chipset supplier around the world and in the U.S. market, but MediaTek hopes to change that, especially as average selling prices for phones continue to drop.  Read Original Content

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The global smartphone market is expected to reach US $698.4 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of 11.2 percent. The global smartphone market is dominated by Asia-Pacific region with 40.7 percent market share, followed by Europe with 32.2 percent market share.  Read Original Content

Apple has topped smartphone shipment numbers in China in Q4 2014, according to analyst firm Canalys. The popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped push the California gadget-maker ahead of its homegrown competitors, seeing it ship more than Xiaomi and Huawei, and putting it out in front of Samsung, which placed third overall.  Read Original Content

The Brazilian IT and telecommunications market is predicted to grow by five percent and generate $165.6 billion in 2015, according to a report released by analyst firm IDC.  Read Original Content

The European smartphone market continues to expand, growing by nearly 14 percent in 2014 to achieve 200 million shipments, despite the saturation of many Western European markets, according to research from Futuresource Consulting.  Read Original Content

The relentless smartphone growth in the Asia-Pacific region is set to slow dramatically in 2015. Asia-Pacific’s growth is set to drop from 43 percent in 2013 to 17 percent in 2014 and then to just 10 percent in 2015, largely driven as ever by China, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research.  Read Original Content

TrendForce has reported smartphone shipment in the year 2014 reached 1.167 billion units, an annual growth of 25.9 percent. Samsung has retained its top position, but its share is falling. Read Original Content

A new mobile middleware industry research at says dthe global Mobile middleware market is estimated to grow from $3700 million in 2014 to $6500 million by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 11.93 percent from 2014 to 2019.  Read Original Content

A new smartphone market report reveals Apple is dominating as iPhones represented nearly half of the new device activations in the fourth quarter of 2014.  The report, from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, surveyed a sampling of 500 consumers who bought new smartphones phones in the fourth quarter of 2014.  Read Original Content

Buoyed by the market response to its Tizen OS-based smartphone in India, tech giant Samsung plans to manufacture the Z1 at its Noida facility soon.  Read Original Content

Among the fastest growing tablet markets in the world, India is expected to see over 40 million users of the smart device this year, although the popularity of phablets may restrict that growth, research firm eMarketer said.  Read Original Content

Samsung is set to start making its own smartphone chips in a bid to move ahead of Apple in the smartphone wars.  The firm will not use Qualcomm Inc’s processors for the next version of the South Korean technology giant’s flagship Galaxy S smartphone, Bloomberg claims.  Read Original Content

LG Electronics Inc. said it would start selling a new curved smartphone next week in its latest effort to bring the curve to a mass market. The South Korean company said that the G Flex 2 would be launched locally on Jan. 30 and overseas in coming months. Read Original Content

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