Thursday, October 09, 2014

Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 5, 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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Samsung Electronics has forecast a 60 percent fall in quarterly operating profit from a year ago because of slowing Galaxy smartphone sales.  The world's biggest mobile phones and television maker said it expects an operating income of 4.1tn won ($3. billion; £2.5 billion) for the three months to September.  Read Original Content

WhatsApp has dominated the messaging app circuit for a long time, but Google has now pulled up its sleeves to launch a competitor messaging app for Whatsapp. According to the rumors, the name of the app is expected to be, "What about hangouts?"  Read Original Content

According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, the global smartphone applications processor market grew 22 percent year-on-year growth to reach $5.2 billion in Q2 2014.  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 a recent report from FreeWheel, 17 percent of its digital video ad views in the UK were served to smartphones in Q2 2014.  Read Original Content

Apple sold more than one million iPhones in India from October 2013 to September 30 2014. However, Apple only has two percent market share of India’s smartphone sales.  Read Original Content

Back in September, Apple announced the Watch will be available early 2015, but Rosenblatt Securities analyst Brian Blair believes the company is having production issues. As a result, the Apple Watch won't go into mass production until January, 2015 at the earliest.  Read Original Content
The mobile security provider Good Technology announced the official release of Good Work, an on-premise or cloud-hosted enterprise mobility management suite initially introduced earlier this year.  Read Original Content

According to a Mobile App Development India report, on average mobile applications save 5.6 hours per week of an individuals’ time. Mobile apps save the time of employees as well and are hence most desirable.  Read Original Content

The global cellular baseband processor market grew 17 percent year-on-year to reach $5.2 billion in Q2 2014, according to a new Strategy Analytics report.  Read Original Content

Yahoo has acquired mobile messaging application MessageMe, a Whatsapp-like service with $11.9 million in reported outside funding. The deal we’re hearing from multiple sources is a talent acquisition falling into the “single-digit” millions.  Read Original Content

The number of security app users in China has exceeded 400 million, as the percentage of mobile Internet users making payments via their smartphone increased to 38.9 percent in the first half of this year, reports Guangzhou's 21st Century Business Herald.  Read Original Content

Analysts at Reportstack forecast the global smartphone camera lens market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21.6 percent in terms of revenue over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

India will record $4.8 billion additional sales from purchases of devices in 2015 compared with 2014, or a 16 percent year-over-year increase, reaching an overall market value of $34.8 billion, according to data from German research group GfK.  Read Original Content

According to a report from Juniper Research, total smartphone shipments are predicted to hit an impressive 1.2 billion this year, a 19 percent increase from 2013. The article attributes the gain to the emerging mobility market and the fact that more low-cost smartphones are available.  Read Original Content

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