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Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 10, 2013

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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Swedish multinational telecoms company Ericsson has released its latest Mobility Report revealing that according to its data, the number of global mobile subscriptions will reach 9.3 billion by 2019, 5.6 billion of which are predicted to be for smartphones.  Read Original Content

New findings from leading hi-tech analyst, Juniper Research, has revealed that global wearable “Smart Glasses” shipments will reach 10 million per annum by 2018, compared to an estimated 87,000 this year.  Read Original Content

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Southern African Broadband Market Analysis, finds that in 2012, Mozambique and Namibia earned revenues of $78.3 million and $51.1 million, respectively, and are expected to reach $146.5 million and $78.8 million in 2017.  Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

Retriever Communications, a global provider of mobile field force automation, announced it has received the Frost & Sullivan Global Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award. In the category of industrial mobile applications, Retriever was selected due to its flexible and scalable mobile application platform, central focus of the business user in the development process, and deep understanding of the mobility market.  Read Original Content

A new report released by Strategy Analytics, says that global smartphone shipments reached 251 million units during this year’s third quarter and Google’s mobile operating system, Android, accounts for an 81.3 percent share of the global market.  Read Original Content
According to Kantar Worldpanel, Windows Phone increased its smartphone platform market share by six percentage points. The six percentage points helped elevate Windows Phone as the third most-utilized smartphone operating system during the three months ending in September 2013.  Read Original Content

Hot on the heels of releasing six major features to Adobe Analytics, Adobe has released new mobile services as part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud. The new service is fully integrated with both Adobe Analytics and Adobe Target, their testing and targeting service in the Adobe Marketing Cloud.  The new cloud-based mobile services provide a Mobile Services Software Development Kit to help app developers integrate analytics collection into their apps.  Read Original Content

According to the latest F-Secure report, mobile malware threat families rose 26 percent quarter-over-quarter, to 259.  The security firm says it uses data from the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store, third-party app markets and other anonymized data from F-Secure's own mobile security customers.  Read Original Content

According to a study conducted by computer science researchers at North Carolina State University, changes manufacturers made to the stock Android software were responsible for more than 60 percent of the security flaws uncovered in phones from different handset companies. A paper (pdf) on the work is slated to be presented Wednesday at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security in Berlin. Read Original Content

Buying a smartphone with a screen size of anything higher than five inch is becoming craze among smartphone buyers around the world. From the top mobile phone makers such as Apple and Samsung and to many China-based OEMs, all have launched interesting models with the screen size in the range of five to six inch. Market researcher Canalys has reported the Large-screen handsets account for 22 percent of the total shipments.  Read Original Content

Analytics firm Flurry has released new data indicating a growing market of independent applications. According to the company, the middle class app market experienced a 357 percent increase in growth in the last 18 months. This niche market, as the data showed, has a global audience of more than 20 million active users monthly. Moreover, a 121 percent growth in the middle class apps market had been seen with more than one million monthly audience.  Read Original Content

Lookout Inc., the leader in mobile security, announced AT&T is delivering the award-winning consumer application, Lookout Mobile Security, to Android customers. Lookout plays a key role in protecting AT&T customers from emerging mobile threats, keeping the important information stored on their mobile devices safe. Lookout Mobile Security will be installed on AT&T Android devices.  Read Original Content

SAP AG has announced significant updates to the recently launched SAP Mobile Secure portfolio. The newest release of this enterprise mobility management solution portfolio will include the cloud edition of the SAP Mobile App Protection solution by Mocana with app wrapping, a new secure mobile browser and enhanced capabilities for mobile content management.  Read Original Content

With the release of Microsoft's new enterprise mobility management platform, analysts believe the computing giant has taken a necessary step to enter a growing market. Microsoft's enterprise mobility management platform will include Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and the cloud-based Windows Intune. The new Microsoft EMM will include components for mobile device management, mobile application management, information and content.  Read Original Content

According to ResearchandMarkets.com, global enterprise spending on mobile communication is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.72 percent over the period 2012-2016. Read Original Content

Samsung expects the rollout of LTE-Advanced networks across the developed world to drive handset sales in markets that already have a high level of smartphone penetration.  "The expansion of new LTE services, including LTE Advanced, will be the key growth driver," said Jong-Kyun Shin, president and CEO of Samsung IT & Mobile Communication at an analyst event in Seoul on Wednesday. "Until 2017, we expect an annual average growth of near 30 percent in the LTE smartphone market, reaching 680 million units." Read Original Content

It's no secret that the smartphone app industry is skyrocketing. Experts expect it to grow to be a $26 billion industry by 2017. But as the business grows, people need to be more and more wary of where their information might pop up next. A study by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse reveals more than a third of apps it reviewed sent data to parties it did not disclose. The same study found a majority of apps sent data over unencrypted connections. Read Original Content

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