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Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 8, 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 IDC, smartphone vendors are expected to ship 1.2 billion units this year, or 23.1 percent more than in 2013. The global smartphone market is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 12.3 percent between 2013 and 2018, meaning shipments will rise to 1.8 billion by the end of the forecast period. Read Original Content

Google has acquired mobile device management platform developer Divide for an undisclosed amount in a move aimed at expanding Google’s Android enterprise customer base, InformationWeek has reported. Read Original Content

According to the latest findings from analytics firm eMarketer, smartphone and tablet users are increasingly using apps to collect information rather than browser search and mobile search behavior is becoming less like desktop search behavior. 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 Counterpoint's Market Monitor, the U.S. led in the LTE smartphone market, which grew 91 percent year-over-year in the first quarter. One out of every three LTE smartphones shipped globally in the first quarter came to the United States. Read Original Content

As a large chunk of Indian users is migrating to affordable smarter devices from feature phones, smartphone sales in India are expected to reach 80.57 million units by the end of this year, research firm IDC said. Read Original Content
According to a new report from ABI Research, Apple competitors grew their tablet businesses by a combined 79 percent, while Apple managed only 13 percent growth. While more Android and other tablets are entering the market than iPads today, Apple still exceeds all of its competitors combined when it comes to revenues it generates from selling tablets, according to the report. Read Original Content

According to Forrester Research, U.S. mobile phone and tablet commerce is expected to reach $293 billion by 2018, up from $114 billion this year, and tablets will drive the majority of this. Read Original Content

Weight Watchers has launched an app to help its service providers — the leaders and receptionists that run the member meetings — collect member data and track sales. The app was developed in partnership with Kony. Read Original Content

Apple's quarterly iPhone sales may beat Wall Street estimates, based on new data from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. According to the firm's AlphaWise Smartphone Tracker, Apple could sell as many as 39 million iPhones in the second calendar quarter of the year, beating Wall Street's predicted 35 million and topping the 31.2 million sold in the same quarter last year. Read Original Content

According to the IDC, the Android operating system is expected to reach 80 percent of global market share, trailed by the iPhone at 15 percent by the end of the year. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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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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