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Mobility News Weekly – Week of September 30, 2012

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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Eighty percent of respondents to a Havas Digital study in India said a mobile or smartphone was their primary device while 13 percent stated that a laptop or desktop was their primary device and 7 percent mentioned the tablet. According to the study, the average connected Indian consumes nine hours of media daily with mobile representing 44 percent of it.  Read Original Content

According to Pew Research two percent of Americans own a tablet of some kind. How many of those run Android? A little less than half, 48 percent. One year ago that number was less than 20 percent. Read Original Content

A recent comScore study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.7 percent market share. Google Android led with 52.6 percent of smartphone subscribers, while Apple accounted for 34.3 percent.  Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

According to a report from Tradedoubler, 38 percent of people who research a product on their mobile phone will then go into a shop to buy it. Forty-seven percent go on to complete their purchase on a PC, 25 percent on their mobile and 7 percent on a tablet.  Read Original Content

Edinburgh-based Sofant Technologies has unveiled revolutionary miniature antenna technology that is predicted to transform the performance of smartphones and tablet PCs, making poor reception, dropped calls and short battery life things of the past.  Read Original Content

HTC has upgraded its flagship smartphone, the One X, with a faster quad-core processor, twice the integrated storage capacity, a bigger battery and LTE in the U.S. The new model is called the HTC One X+.  Read Original Content


Google said users have downloaded mobile apps from the Google Play store more than 25 billion times since it was launched in 2008. The search and Internet advertising giant also said that the number of apps available on Google Play has reached 675,000.  Read Original Content

Microsoft has received a rare bit of good news concerning its Windows Phone operating system, as Kantar Worldpanel Comtech claims the firm is now challenging Research in Motion for third place in the European smartphone market.  Read Original Content

Most analysts believe a part of the reason for the tepid response to the earlier Windows-based phones is related to the fewer than 100,00 apps in their store, compared with more than 500,000 for Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating systems.  Read Original Content

According to analysts at the Mobile Business Briefing, Mozilla’s Firefox operating system is going to take over around one percent of the market share by the end of the next year.  Read Original Content

Energy analytics company Opower released a report this week tracking the costs of charging a wide variety of electronic devices. According to its research, the iPhone 5 is microscopically cheap to charge for a year, at only 41 cents.  Read Original Content

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the most drastic step yet to address the growing furor over the company's beleaguered map application, saying he was "extremely sorry" for the frustration felt by customers and vowing to improve the program.  Read Original Content

A report released by comScore indicates Amazon was the top retailer for Americans using mobile phones while shopping online in July, with some 49.6 million visitors.  Read Original Content

Handset maker Samsung today said it expects its Galaxy Note portfolio to contribute 10 to 15 percent of its smartphone market share in the country by year end.  Read Original Content

The amount of dynamic random access memory is expected to increase by nearly 50 percent on each smartphone shipped this year, according to market intelligence firm IHS iSuppli.  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.