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Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 3, 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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According to a new report from Kable, the top ten vendors of the Enterprise Mobility Market contributed 35.7 percent of the total Enterprise Mobility Market size in 2012, with this proportion increasing by 1.3 percent to reach a figure of 37 percent in 2013.  Read Original Content

IBM announced Gartner, Inc. has recognized IBM as a leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services.  For the report, Gartner evaluated 14 vendors, recognizing IBM as the only leader based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute.  Read Original Content

Samsung grabbed 36.2 percent of the North American market in the April-June period, compared to the 27.9 percent by its U.S. rival, Apple Inc., according to data compiled by Strategy Analytics.  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:

The crowded Indian smartphone market, which currently has over 20 brands will not be able to support more than six firms in the long run, says John Sculley said.  Sculley said his own firm Obi Mobiles would leverage expertise in marketing and sales to ensure its place in the top six.  Read Original Content

The Google Android operating system captured a new record of 85 percent global market share, mainly at the expense of BlackBerry, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Phone, while global smartphone shipments reached 295 million units in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report from IT research firm Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content
ABI Research reports that forked Android or Android Open Source Project smartphones grew 20 percent sequentially from 1Q 2014 to 2Q 2014 (total market growth was three percent sequentially) and also accounted for 20 percent of the smartphone market.  Read Original Content

According to Pervez Goiporia, vice president of development for Oracle India, 50 percent of organizations in India are expected to adopt a BYOD strategy by 2017.  Read Original Content

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker with the diminutive name, became the leading smartphone vendor in China in the second quarter, with its shipments exceeding Samsung’s for the first time, according to figures from market research firm Canalys.  Read Original Content

Eighty-three percent of metro online Chinese consumers use mobile phones – with 88 percent of these phones being smartphones. Despite being the largest smartphone market, a new Forrester Research, Inc. report highlights several reasons why mobile marketing is lagging in China.  Read Original Content

Sony has claimed their newest Sony Xperia 5.3 inch smartphone will be the thinnest phone in the 5.3 inch screen category. This new smartphone measures about six inches by three inches and is only 0.27 inches thick with a weight of only 5.2 ounces.  Read Original Content

India’s mobile handset market saw two major changes that overturned the pecking order in this year’s April-June quarter. While Micromax elbowed out Korean giant Samsung to become the firm selling the highest number of handsets in the country, Motorola’s gamble of taking the e-commerce route for its India re-entry with the Moto G struck gold.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co. has announced that in Q3 of this year they will be starting the sale of smartphones with their own homegrown OS.  Read Original Content

Microsoft has sued Samsung in a U.S. federal court, claiming breach of contract by the South Korean giant over licensing of technology used in the highly competitive smartphone market, PTI reported.  Read Original Content

Worldwide application server market revenues are forecast to grow 17.5 percent year-over-year from $7.4 billion in 2013 to $23.1 billion by 2020, according to  Read Original Content

According to a new survey from Oracle, 35 percent of midsize and large enterprise organizations update their application portfolio monthly, while an additional 34 percent update their applications quarterly. More than four-fifths (82 percent) of respondents expect those rates to increase over the next two years.  Read Original Content

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