Thursday, April 09, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobility News Weekly – Week of April 5, 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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According to comScore, fully two-thirds (66 percent) of U.S. Facebook users 18 and older accessed the social network from a smartphone in January and February, up from 63 percent during the fourth quarter of 2014.  Read Original Content

Autonet Mobile and AT&T Inc. have announced an agreement to bring Autonet Mobile’s telematics solution and services to the automotive market. These new mobile applications will allow consumers to access their cars from their phones and allow Auto OEM’s to update their cars while on the road.  Read Original Content

The increasing use of smartphones, tablets and PCs is expected to contribute to growth in the bring-your-own-device market to a large extent over the next few years, resulting in market revenue exceeding $225 billion by 2020, according to a Grand View Research report.  Read Original Content

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Samsung Electronics Co. will manufacture the main chip in Apple Inc.’s next iPhone model, regaining a customer previously lost to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.  Read Original Content

A British smartphone maker is poised to mount a big push in America after signing a distribution deal with Verizon Wireless, the country’s largest mobile operator.  Bullitt Group, based in Reading, will target the construction market with its rugged handsets, which carry the CAT machinery brand via a licensing deal.  Read Original Content

Out of 259 million Internet users in India, almost 241 million are mobile Internet users, as of October 2014, according to a Deloitte report. As smartphones gain traction in India, market researchers expect 3G adoption to reach 250 million by 2016.  Read Original Content

A team of researchers at Caltech have designed a new camera chip that will allow your smartphone to take 3D scans.  The researchers have dubbed their silicon chip nanophotonic coherent imager, and say that its 3D scanning is so precise, it's capable of producing a "replica accurate to within microns of the original object." Read Original Content

Samsung's global smartphone market share fell from a peak of 35 percent in 2013 to 20 percent at the end of 2014, according to IDC. That was caused by companies like Xiaomi and Micromax launching comparable devices at lower prices, and Apple nullifying its big screen advantage with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd used more of its own chips to power the new Galaxy S6 smartphone than it did for the predecessor S5, according to an early teardown report, in a blow to U.S. chip supplier Qualcomm Inc.  Read Original Content

According to Market Research Reports, the global mobile application market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31.05 percent over the period 2014-2019.  Read Original Content

Daum Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea's top mobile messenger, KakaoTalk, rolled out its cab-booking mobile application for smartphone users, extending the service to a full lineup after it launched a similar platform for taxi drivers early this year.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry has officially made available its cloud-hosted service based on the BES 12 server platform for enterprise mobility and management of mobile devices.  It offers the same capabilities as the on-premise BES 12 server offering, but is delivered as an online service with a subscription.  Read Original Content

Smartphones are becoming more ubiquitous in the United States and Americans are also simultaneously relying on them for broadband access, according to a new survey from Pew Research.  The report found that 64 percent of American adults now have a smartphone, up from 35 percent in the spring of 2011.  Read Original Content

Facebook is getting into the Internet of Things. The social networking giant unveiled a new software-development kit for its Parse mobile development platform that enables developers to create apps that share data with connected devices.  Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.