Chrome OS is not going anywhere, Google says

The Chrome operating system isn't going anywhere, despite last week's report from The Wall Street Journal that Chrome OS would disappear into Android, said Google on Monday.

Okta updates mobility management platform, adds support for Android for Work, PCs and Macs

In an effort to make its mobility management platform more IT friendly, enterprise mobility and identity management firm Okta is updating the platform to add support for Android for Work, PCs running Windows, and Apple Macs as well as launching a new set of device provisioning capabilities.

Google plans to begin drone deliveries in 2017

Google expects that Project Wing – its drone delivery service – will be up and running sometime in 2017, according to an article at BBC News.

Hospital CEOs need to develop mobile strategies to address new use cases, advises IDC

Hospital CEOs and other healthcare executives will need to develop mobile computing strategies to address new use cases and organization settings for mobile devices, advised market research firm IDC.

Spotlight: T-Mobile unveils 'personal' 4G LTE cell tower

T-Mobile unveiled Monday its 4G LTE CellSpot, a "personal mini-tower."

Microsoft finally fixes update hassle for Windows 10 Mobile preview

Microsoft has finally fixed a major issue with its Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview builds—insider can now update from the previous build without having to go through a laborious process involving Windows Phone 8.1.

Skype founders launch startup to deliver packages by 'grounded' robots

Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, the founders of Skype, are working on a Starship robot that can be used by retailers and grocery stores to deliver two bags worth of products to a customer's home within 30 minutes of an order, much like Amazon's plans for drone delivery, but on the ground.

Kaspersky Lab mobile malware data will keep IT pros up at night

Kaspersky Lab just issued its quarterly threat report that is not going to make it easier for IT folks to sleep. In fact, mobile malware has increased three-fold since the the first quarter of this year.

Infographic: 3,810 new things will be connected to the Internet by the time you finish reading this

Did you know that 328 million things are connected to the Internet each month, or that 44 zetabytes (1 billion terabytes) of data will be exchanged between connected devices by 2020? Well, those are some of the interesting forecasts compiled by the Mobile Future in this infographic.

Google reportedly to combine Chrome, Android to create single OS

The Wall Street Journal cited sources "familiar with the matter" when it reported Thursday that Google will merge its Chrome OS with its Android mobile OS. The company will finalize the combined OS in 2017, according to the Journal's sources, but it will release a sneak peek in 2016.

FAA names Amazon, Walmart and others for drone registration task force

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday the members of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force, which will deliver recommendations to the FAA for a drone operator registration process due by Nov. 20.

Spotlight: SOTI, Certes team on enterprise mobile app security

SOTI, an enterprise mobility management firm, and Certes Networks, a software-defined security provider, have agreed to partner on enterprise mobile app security.

Microsoft updates Outlook mobile app with Sunrise, UI design elements

The Outlook team announced on its blog this week a redesign for its mobile application, which includes integrating the Sunrise calendar app within the email client.

OnePlus X looks like an iPhone, but runs like an Android

China-based smartphone maker OnePlus introduced a new Android phone to its product suite Thursday at an event in London, according to TechCrunch.

Verizon launches ThingSpace platform for IoT app developers, unveils other IoT products

Verizon on Wednesday launched the ThingSpace Internet of Things platform to enable developers to create apps, customers to manage devices, partners to market their services, and Verizon to launch integrated vertical solutions in an open environment.

So far, integrating EMM and IoT management is all talk

Bringing together management of mobile device and app and IoT devices together only makes sense. But when enterprises aren't asking for them because OT is not talking with IT, who can blame vendors for not delivering products that they've promised.

North America leads global mobile industry, says GSMA study

GSMA released a new study Tuesday that shows North America is the world leader in the adoption of new mobile technology like 4G and LTE networks, mobile commerce, Internet of Things and wearable devices.

Spotlight: BT's $19B merger with mobile operator EE gets nod from UK watchdog

British Telecom's $19 billion merger with mobile operator EE received approval Wednesday from the UK Competition and Markets Authority.

Wal-Mart aims to test drones for warehouse inventory, product deliveries

Wal-Mart is following in the footsteps of online retail giant Amazon, hoping to harness drone technology in its operations. Wal-Mart has applied for permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test drones for home deliver, curbside pickup and warehouse inventory, according to an article at Reuters.

Jasper, IBM team to offer integrated IoT products for enterprises

Jasper, an Internet of Things platform provider, announced Tuesday that it is teaming with IBM to integrate Jasper's Control Center with IBM's IoT Foundation platform as a service offering and BlueMix device management portal.