Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of November 21, 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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China overtook the U.S. as the world's largest smartphone market in the third quarter, according to Strategy Analytics. Deliveries of smartphones to operators and retailers in China grew 58 percent in the third quarter from the previous quarter to 24 million units. That surpassed 23 million units delivered to the U.S. market. Read Original Content

China has begun to see a price drop in the mobile terminal market in the third quarter of 2011, especially for smartphones, according to statistics released by Analysys International.  Read Original Content

The sports and health mobile application market will grow to over $400 million in 2016, up from just $120 million in 2010 says ABI Research.  Read Original Content

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In comparison to the Swedish, Dutch or German markets, the United States underperforms in app downloads per user. Nevertheless, the U.S. is still the largest market in total app downloads, holding more than 50 percent of the total market share.  Read Original Content

U.S. tablet sales, excluding iPad sales, soared to more than 1.2 million units sold from January through October and brought in $415 million in revenue in retail, according to leading market research company The NPD Group's monthly Connected Handhelds Report.  Read Original Content

Apple's iOS platform is believed to take in about 90 percent of all dollars spent on mobile devices.  Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray said that he believes Google's Android Market has generated about 7 percent of the gross revenue that Apple's App Store has raked in since its inception.  Read Original Content

The iPhone now holds 45 percent of the smartphone market share among mobile workers, up from 31 percent a year earlier according to an iPass Global Mobile Workforce Report.  Read Original Content

The iPhone could see huge sales numbers in Asia as the region's burgeoning smartphone market has been largely untapped, with only about 22 percent of carriers selling Apple's handset, according to analyst Katy Huberty.  Read Original Content

The Juniper Global Threat Center reported that the Android mobile operating system has experienced a 472 percent rise in malware since July 2011.  Read Original Content

A new genre of smartphone apps developed specifically for military service members and their families can help users cope with psychological concerns, and aid providers in diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder and TBI.  Read Original Content

Global Cloud Computing Services market is projected to reach about $127 billion by the year 2017, primarily driven by factors such as growing prominence of enterprise mobility and increasing adoption of cloud strategy among small and medium enterprises.  Read Original Content

Apple may have the best-selling single series of handsets but when it comes to the best-selling smartphone platform, there's no denying - it's Android. Google announced that more than 200 million Android devices have now been activated globally.  Read Original Content

Google introduced a music service that lets people buy songs through the Android Market. Users will be able to store and stream as many as 20,000 songs on Google Music.  Read Original Content

A new smartphone battery that promises a week-long battery life and a 15-minute recharge time is expected in three to five years from Researchers at Northwestern University.  Read Original Content

China Mobile Ltd, the world's largest telecom carrier measured by the number of subscribers, will launch an English version of its application store next year - a strategic step to win global users and application developers.  Read Original Content

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