Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 11/19 including: Android's market share growth, the shift between Black Friday and Cyber Friday, the mobility market in the Asia-Pacific to double by 2017, the future of M2M connections and the latest from Linux.
There has been a lot of movement on the financial side of the big data ecosystem, with recent IPOs, such as Tableau's, and the myriad of companies attracting new venture capital funding, but the market really begins to move when users have options and when the ubiquity of big data expands across platforms.
Microsoft's Windows Phone posted the largest year-over-year shipment gains of any smartphone operating system, eclipsing BlackBerry in the race to challenge marketplace leaders Android and iOS, research firm IDC reports.
IBM is set to put its money behind the next big trend in storage, sparked in part by the requirements of big data.
HortonWorks did its part this week to expand the reach of Apache Hadoop across the enterprise with the release of its new Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows. This is the first Hadoop distribution available for both Linux and Windows.
Samsung Electronics will sunset its Bada mobile operating system, merging it into the Linux-based Tizen software platform.
Google's Android and Apple's iOS combined to power 91.1 percent of all 227.8 million smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter of 2012, market intelligence firm IDC reports.
A forthcoming version of the Wine software compatibility layer will enable users to run applications originally written for Microsoft's Windows platform to run on devices powered by Google's Android mobile operating system.
Samsung Electronics will release its first smartphones running the Linux-based Tizen operating system later this year.
Apple must consider introducing a lower-cost version of its iPhone to maintain the current growth of its iOS smartphone platform and keep pace with Google's market-leading Android, contends market intelligence firm IDC.