News Scan: Mobile drives email use; Google beefs up Android security;

>> Enterprise mobility is driving increased use of email

Enterprise mobility is driving an increase in the use of corporate email, according to a survey by SolarWinds cited in a No Jitter report. Close to half of respondents said that mobile devices had "greatly increased" the amount of corporate email. More than one-third said email had "somewhat increased" from mobile devices; 6 percent saw no change; and only 5 percent said email had "somewhat decreased." Read more

[More on enterprise mobility: BYOD pits IT staff against employees | 3 trends to transform enterprise mobility]

>> Google adds continuous app scanning to Android security

Google is beefing up Android security by launching an app scanning system to detect app vulnerabilities and malware. The system, part of an enhancement to Google's Verify apps tool that checks apps when they are installed, will "continually check devices to make sure that all apps are behaving in a safe manner, even after installation," explains Rich Cannings, Android security engineer, in a blog. Android users will receive security warnings as a result of this enhancement, says Cannings. Read more

[More on Android security: Android fragmentation challenges enterprises, app developers and manufacturers | Android security hole could enable attackers to bypass VPN]

>> Free mobile games fail to keep players' attention

Two-thirds of players stop playing free mobile gaming apps within the first 24 hours of launching the game, according to a report by app testing firm Swrve cited in a Re/Code article. The report tracked the behavior of more than 10 million players for 90 days. Around 19 percent of those new players opened the games only once, and 66 percent stopped playing after the first 24 hours. On average, players spent about 45 cents over the course of those 90 days, the report says. Read more

[More on mobile games: Rise and fall of Flappy Bird | ZeptoLab's 'Cut the Rope' tops 400M downloads, sequel coming soon]

>> Wireless becomes popular in building automation systems

Wireless control devices are among the supporting infrastructure that building automation system (BAS) manufacturers in Europe are incorporating into their BAS products, according to Frost & Sullivan. Other supporting infrastructure includes cloud services, building analytics software, smart grids and vertical farming systems. The European BAS market, which generated $1.8 billion last year, is forecast to grow at a 3.5 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018. Read more

[More on automation: Internet of Things will be a key enabler of the digital business of the future | Industry consortium to develop IoT standards, technology]

>> Indoor location installations to reach 30,000 this year

More than 30,000 indoor location installations are forecast by ABI Research to be completed this year, fueled by the popularity of beacons. "We can clearly see major grocery and pharmacy chains really pushing towards this technology. These are very competitive verticals, which can benefit significantly from identifying and targeting loyal customers. Both already have large loyalty and advertising/offers deals in place and from a practical point of view, in-store items can be difficult to find. All of this makes indoor location a perfect fit," says ABI senior analyst Patrick Connolly. Read more

[More on indoor location: Security, functionality gaps exist in beacon deployments | Indoor location on steroids]