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Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 25, 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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A weak spot in the IT market since the previous quarter has been slowing growth in mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), due partly to price erosion and a more mature installed base. IDC has lowered its forecast for total IT spending growth this year from 4.6 percent to 4.1 percent in constant currency, primarily as a result of downward revisions to mobile device forecasts. Read Original Content

Apple is requesting a retrial after a Californian jury ordered Samsung to pay the U.S. company $119 million in damages for infringing two of its patents.  Read Original Content

New research released by Counterpoint shows 87 percent of Americans were using smartphones at the end of the first quarter of 2014. Of those, Apple remains the top vendor.  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: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

Kantar Worldpanel has released a new market analysis report on the smartphone market in different regions of the world. The data shows Android is winning heavily in a lot of areas and is maintaining and even still growing in some, while others take hits in various regions and only gain a few percentage points in others.  Read Original Content

Pyramid Research forecasts a 13.7 percent compound annual growth rate in unit sell-through from 2013 to 2018, resulting in a 2018 total of 1.9 billion units.  Read Original Content

LG ranked third in terms of revenues in the global mobile phone market in the first quarter of this year, behind Samsung and Apple, according to market researcher Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

Both Android and iOS increased their dominance in the UK smartphone market during the three months ending April, at the expense of Blackberry.  That's according to the latest statistics from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech. Read Original Content

The smartphone market in Europe is becoming increasingly fragmented as global brands, such as Apple and Samsung, face competition from smaller manufacturers emerging from the East.  Read Original Content

According to a New Research Report from ReportsnReports.com, analysts forecast the Global Recruitment Software market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.2 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, the growth of the Global Recruitment Software market is driven by several factors.  Read Original Content

Philips will launch a range of smartphones and feature phones as the Dutch consumer electronics maker re-enters the extremely competitive and crowded Indian smartphone market, which is one of the fastest growing in the world.  Read Original Content

Waterford mobile technology player FeedHenry will see its focus on the U.S. market grow from 30 percent to 60 percent of its business by the end of next year through its focus on making it easier for businesses to deploy mobile clouds and go mobile-first.  Read Original Content

In the first quarter of 2014, Samsung's share dipped by 1.7 percentage points, to 30.2 percent.  Apple's share slipped 1.6 percentage points, to 15.5 percent, according to a recent report from IDC.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co. is planning to unveil a smart watch that works as a stand alone phone in the next few months.  Samsung’s watch phone will be able to make and receive calls without being tethered to a smartphone.  Read Original Content

T-Mobile US, along with its MetroPCS prepaid brand, surpassed Sprint and Sprint's MVNOs as the third-largest U.S. carrier in terms of smartphone volumes purchased in the first quarter, according to a new research report.  Read Original Content

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