Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of August 22, 2011

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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After just around eight months, there are now 30,000 apps in the Windows Phone marketplace, according to a post on the Windows Phone Developer Blog.  Read Original Content

The increased risk to personal and corporate data is an opportunity for the mobile-security industry.  The global market for mobile security is expected to reach $14.4 billion by 2017, according to market research firm Global Industry Analysts.  Read Original Content

Fifty-two percent of all smartphones sold to U.S. consumers during the second quarter of 2011 run Google's Android mobile operating system, up 19 percent year-over-year.  Apple's iOS grew 7 percent over the past year and follows in second at 29 percent market share, according to new data published by market research firm NPD Group.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware -

Local Florida grocery chains are rolling out store-specific smartphone applications to connect shoppers with the products they want at a price that’s right.  Several chains — including Publix, Winn-Dixie and Aldi — deliver weekly specials via free smartphone apps.  Read Original Content

More bad news for Android smartphone owners — a new variant of a scary data-harvesting Trojan has been found in Google's official Android app market.  "App Installer" is marketed as an app designed to help users manage their .APK files, but in reality it harbors a variant of DroidDreamLight, a Trojan that steals victims' sensitive phone data and downloads malicious code to infected smartphones from remote servers, the security firm Trend Micro reported.  Read Original Content

The new BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones will all run on the BlackBerry 7 operating system. RIM said the new phones are ergonomically designed with a comfortable keyboard and an optical trackpad for one-handed navigation. GPS, Wi-Fi support, and a 5 mega pixel camera with flash and video recording are all included on the new phones.  Read Original Content

In addition to the new, updated iPhone sure to be announced any day now, there will be a smaller, cheaper model also making headlines.  According to Reuters, which has cited unnamed sources connected to Apple's manufacturing plans, an 8 GB version of the iPhone 4 is currently in production in Korea.  Read Original Content

Devices running the Google Android platform have become the most popular group of targets for mobile malware developers, outpacing Java Micro Edition and Symbian platforms, according to a new quarterly threat report issued by McAfee Inc.  Read Original Content

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced that it has decided to divest from the smartphone and tablet market.  Read Original Content has announced that the Global Mobile Health Applications market is predicted to grow 24 percent annually through 2014.  Read Original Content

With fewer consumers buying, Europe’s big mobile retailers have been keeping inventories low, which has brought the first-ever quarterly decline in cell phone shipments in Western Europe, said research firm Gartner.  Read Original Content

Google's Android platform has for the first time overtaken Apple's iOS in smartphone sales in Australia.  In the 12 weeks to August 7, 42.9 percent of smartphones sold in Australia were Android phones compared to 37.2 percent for Apple's offerings, new figures from Kantar's ComTech WorldPanel reveal.  Read Original Content

Android users have about 250,000 apps to choose from but most have little use for any of them outside the top 50. That’s according to new data from Nielsen’s Smartphone Analytics, a new initiative that analyzes data from on-device meters.  Read Original Content

According to Gartner, Android sold 46.8 million smartphones and holds a 43.4 percent market share for the second quarter.   Read Original Content

Broadly, two-thirds of smartphone or tablet owners today have used their devices to make purchases and more than 80 percent have used them to assist in purchasing decisions through product research at least once during the past year.  Read Original Content

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Upcoming Events

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Whitepapers of Note

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.