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Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 11, 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 Research and Markets, the Global Mobile Data Center market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 39 percent to 2018.  Read Original Content

According to Canalys, Android continued its dominance over the global smartphone market in the first quarter of 2014, with 81 percent of all new devices running Android and 16 percent running iOS.  Read Original Content

CMR smartphone market share statistics for the first quarter of 2014 says Samsung share rose to 43.2 percent from 40.4 percent and Micromax grew to 17.5 percent from 15.7 percent.  Read Original Content

Ever wonder why your Citrix or VMware mobile applications are so hard to use? Recently, with the increased adoption of mobile devices by enterprises and enterprise workers, remote desktop computing protocol providers are enabling their customers to extend existing applications in an “as-is” format to mobile devices. While it is indeed attractive to consider the usage of remote desktop protocols and their variants as a solution for enterprise mobility, there remains a critical failure of these approaches that have severely handicap them from serious adoption. Join us as we debate and discuss the use of remote desktop protocols and their variants as a solution for enterprise mobility. Join StarMobile as we debate and discuss the use of remote desktop protocols and their variants as a solution for enterprise mobility.

Worldwide, 279.4 million smartphones shipped in quarter one 2014, representing growth of 29 percent on quarter one 2013, according to Canalys.  Read Original Content

According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung accounted for 31.2 percent of the global smartphone market from January to March. Apple was a distant second with 15.3 percent, having sold 43.7 million units.  Read Original Content
This week BlackBerry will launch a new budget handset in Indonesia, as a major step in the smartphone maker's fight back against titans Samsung and Apple. The handset is also the first to be produced from the Canadian firm's partnership with Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn.  Read Original Content

Researchers at the Human Media Labs at Queen’s University developed PaperFold, a new kind of foldable smartphone that uses three detachable e-ink displays called “tiles” about the size of a large smartphone that can be snapped together to serve a range of configurations, such as a mini-notebook with touchscreen keyboard or a big map.  Read Original Content

With the recent news of Nintendo’s financial troubles, the company has started announcing ways it plans to make up for its recent shortcomings. Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata, has announced the company will launch a smartphone service alongside its upcoming Mario Kart 8 video game.  Read Original Content

The latest data from comScore indicates 166 million Americans own smartphones.  Read Original Content

Mindtree, a global information technology services company, and SAP have come up with their first Managed Mobility Offering for the Australia market.  Mindtree will deliver SAP mobile solutions in the cloud with a pay-by-usage model.  Read Original Content

Samsung has replaced the head of its mobile team due to the lackluster entry of the Galaxy S5 in the mobility market.  According to Reuters, former Samsung mobile design chief Chang Dong-hoon offered to step down last week and will be replaced by the design vice president, Lee Min-hyouk.  Read Original Content

ZTE has announced Open C, which is powered by the latest version of Firefox OS, is on sale on eBay US, UK, Germany and Global Buying Hub sites.  Read Original Content

Huawei has unveiled its latest smartphone, the Ascend P7, with an enhanced camera, an overhauled user interface and a five-inch screen, as it continues its assault on the smartphone sector.  Read Original Content

The latest market figures from analyst ABI Research peg the Android platform at 80 percent market share of smartphone OSes, with just under 300 million smartphones running Android — or an Android fork — shipped in the quarter.  Read Original Content

Apple is in the process of finalizing a $3.2 billion deal for Beats Electronics, in what would be its biggest deal ever, according to multiple reports.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.

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