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Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 27, 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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An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office this week describes a method by which an iPhone can set off an alert or automatically lock the device based on detected changes in user behavior.  Read Original Content

Unvired, a company that develops mobile applications and mobile application development platforms said it has also launched its first Glass and Wear applications that integrate with SAP, allowing information from SAP to be brought to these wearables.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics could see the recovery of its system semiconductor businesses.  According to the industry on July 28, Samsung Electronics will bid to supply next-generation APs to Apple and Qualcomm, based on their 14nm Fin-FET co-developed with Global Foundries, a foundry competitor, last April.  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 the findings of the research firms globally, together Android OS and iOS have around 95.7 percent of all smartphone shipments in the last quarter of 2013, which is higher than the previous quarter.  Read Original Content

India, one of BlackBerry's top ten markets, is critical for the company's revival, as it provides growth opportunities for its enterprise and handsets business, says the Canadian smartphone maker's chief executive, John Chen.  Read Original Content
China's Huawei Technologies Co. said its smartphone shipments rose 62 percent in the first half of this year, helped by strong demand in overseas markets such as Latin America and the Middle East for new handsets that work on faster-speed networks.  Read Original Content

The numbers from South Africa’s largest mobile phone retailer show, along with other fascinating insights, a massive shift happening in the smartphone market right now, writes Arthur Goldstick.  The shift from feature phones to smartphones in South Africa is happening faster than anyone could have imagined just a few months ago.  Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Smart Camera market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 57.02 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

According to data compiled by market research company Kantar Japan, iPhones accounted for 68.7 percent of smartphones sold between November 2013 and January 2014.  Read Original Content

In the poll conducted by Credit Suisse Research Institute on 15,873 users from nine emerging countries -- Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey -- around 30 percent responded that given the choice, they would buy a Samsung smartphone.  Read Original Content

The global number of smartphone users is expected to reach 2.5 billion by the end of 2015, research from Strategy Analytics showed, as more tech players are releasing low-end models to appeal to wider markets.  Read Original Content

As his latest venture in mobile technology, Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and Bentley Holdings chairman Cosmo DeNicola has announced the development of wearable business applications for Google Glass, designed to target key enterprise industries including healthcare and manufacturing.  Read Original Content

An unlocked iPhone or an Android smartphone will no longer be illegal in the United States since Congress passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which allows unlocked cell phones to be sold in the American market.  Read Original Content

Analysts from ReportsnReports, forecast the Global Enterprise Mobility Solutions market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22.77 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

LG Electronics reported a return to growth in its mobile unit in the second quarter after a string of financial losses. The company posted a new record in terms of smartphone shipments for the period thanks in large part to the launch of its latest flagship device, the G3.  Read Original Content

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