Smartphone innovation is slowing, as evidenced by Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone, judges Lawrence Lundy, an information and communications technology consultant with Frost & Sullivan.
The company really needs to explore new markets, such as launching a smartwatch worthy of the Apple name. Otherwise, the views of Wall Street analysts will win out in terms of the firm's stock price, which ultimately has an impact on the resources it has to innovate.
A key to success for smart wearable devices in the enterprise, as well as the consumer marketplace, will be a "robust selection of third-party applications," observes market research firm IDC.
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Square, the company that helps small businesses take credit card transactions froma smartphone or iPad, might have reached a critical juncture.
The news about the Samsung Galaxy Tab4 range of Android tablets prompted me to think deeper about how tablets are used, including the differing philosophies adopted by the various device makers. As a fun exercise, I list some of them below.
As reported last week, Microsoft today took the wraps off Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications for the iPad. The product family includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad, which are available as separate apps that can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.
Adobe announced an impressive mobile development and content management tool package, but a suite approach may be unrealistic in this day and age.
Most of the 200 IT decision makers surveyed by Redshift Research on behalf of Parrallels believe that Macs are more reliable than Windows-based PCs, and close to half of their firms offer workers Macs.