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Google likely to announce next Android OS with focus on work features at I/O developer confab

Google may have tipped its hand this week about its next Android operating system, "Android M," reported Ron Amadeo at Ars Technica.

FAA cracks open the door to commercial drone use

The FAA has announced three new partnerships in an effort to achieve the "goal of safe, widespread UAS integration," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Mobile app development moves to the cloud

I came across an interesting blog post this week by Kitty Weldon, principal analyst for enterprise mobility at Current Analysis, who noted the mobile application platform market is moving to cloud-based services.

Spotlight: Duo Security develops two-factor authentication for Apple Watch

Security firm Duo Security believes it has the security silver bullet for Apple Watch--two-factor authentication.

Coca-Cola bottler signs deal with Stratix to manage mobilizing its field staff

The largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the U.S. is mobilizing its field sales and service force through a deal with mobile managed services provider Stratix.

Conducting inspections, filling out work orders are most popular uses for mobile business apps

The most popular use cases for mobile business apps are conducting inspections and filing out work orders, followed by compiling checklists and conducting surveys, according to a survey of 1,600 decision-makers in a range of industries conducted by Canvas, a cloud-based mobile app service.

Secure messaging firm Wickr splits, hires Fields to go after enterprise customers

Wickr, a secure messaging startup, is splitting into two companies--a for-profit company focused on the enterprise and a non-profit focused on human rights goals.

Dropbox app to extend Microsoft Office capabilities, adds iOS commenting feature

Dropbox continues to add functionality to its iOS apps and increase the amount of use cases it presents to the enterprise. The collaboration and storage company added Tuesday the ability to comment on files directly in its iPhone and iPad apps, and it further announced added features with the Microsoft Office suite. Dropbox and Microsoft have been creating connections through their services of late in a mutually beneficial attempt to attract users.

Spotlight: Good unveils single interface to access core mobile apps

Good Technology unveiled Tuesday a single interface called Good Launcher for accessing its core mobile apps, whether third-party or custom-built, for the enterprise.

Microsoft previews changes coming to its EMM platform Intune

Microsoft announced a number of changes to its enterprise mobility management platform Intune at its Ignite 2015 conference that will take effect in the coming months.

Droplr goes freemium to attract more first-time enterprise users

Droplr, the mobile app used for sharing creative materials by the likes of Nike, Pixar and Airbnb, announced it would adopt a freemium model that lets potential users test out the program without paying.

Samsung plans innovation in enterprise wearable space

Here at FierceMobileIT we've been curious about the use of wearables within the enterprise. We've covered everything from Google Glass at airports to Apple Watch in factories, and now Samsung is detailing its plans for innovation within the enterprise wearable space.

Clarizen unveils new enterprise productivity apps

After launching a major overhaul of its mobile app platform earlier this year, project management software provider Clarizen unveiled Tuesday new enterprise apps for its Clarizen Apps Marketplace.

Glassbeam, ThingWorx unveil integrated IoT analytics platform

Glassbeam and PTC ThingWorx have connected their platforms to form an advanced IoT analytics product for enterprises and signed up their first customer for the combined platform, VytronUS, a clinical stage medical device maker.

Spotlight: Most CIOs believe wearables will become common workplace tool

Most CIOs believe that wearables will become a commonly used workplace tool, according to a survey of 2,400 CIOs by Robert Half Technology.

NIBC switches from BlackBerry to iOS; Bringing wearables to work;

NIBC switches from BlackBerry to iOS >> NIBC Bank migrates from BlackBerry to iOS (Mobile Enterprise) Bringing wearables to work >> From BYOD to BYOW: Bringing wearable devices to work...

Diversity of connected devices in hospitals poses unique challenge for going fully wireless

The biggest challenge in going all wireless was connecting all of the fixed and mobile connected devices used in the hospital, including wireless door locks, portable EKG machines, and robots, Stefanick explained during a presentation at Interop held last week in Las Vegas

4 steps to unleash the power of mobile messaging in enterprises

While mobile messaging can be a powerful communication tool in the enterprises, there are three primary roadblocks to its adoption, wrote Sean Hungerford of BlackBerry. Hungerford offers four steps to overcome these roadblocks and unleash the productive power of mobile messaging.

Buggy iPad app used by pilots delays American Airlines flights

A duplicate map in the Jeppesen digital flight bag used by American Airlines' pilots shut down the app and delayed flights at Reagan National Airport, according to a report by eWeek.

Spotlight: Got tattoos? Maybe Apple Watch is not for you

Apple admitted this week that the heart rate monitor on the Apple Watch, which uses a light sensor, might not work for people with arm tattoos.