Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 8, including how the iWatch could help users with harmful UVs, the acquisition of Mindspeed's ARM chip business by Freescale, when you can buy the fast Snapdragon chip ever, what sort of growth connected cars are looking at and how mobile retailers can properly approach millennial moms.
Due to its leading position as a smartphone and LTE baseband processor supplier, Qualcomm convincingly retained the third spot in the global semiconductor market, posting $17.2 billion in revenue last year, up 30.6 percent year-over-year.
While Intel, Marvell, MediaTek, Qualcomm and Nvidia announced their first 64-bit mobile processors at the 2014 Mobile World Congress, Android smartphones running 64-bit chips are unlikely to hit the market before the second half of the year, judges ABI Research.
The top 20 players in the mobile health market generated $2.8 billion in revenues last year, according to market research firm Visiongain.
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Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 12/10 including: Apple's new patent for curved devices, mid-range smartphones' new powerful chip, the latest from Linux, stats on mobile vs PC browsing and the huge boost the smartwatch market will see through 2018.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 11/14 including: Qualcomm's new $10 million prize offering to researchers who create a device that can diagnose 15 diseases, the lack of funding to BYOD programs and research, Global M2M Association expanding horizons, the KNOX partner program launched by Samsung and the use of mobile devices for holiday shopping this season.
Two key mobile device components--semiconductors and touch panel displays--are forecast by TechNavio to experience healthy growth rates over the next few years.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/8 including: mobile communications spending in the enterprise, Sephora's attempt to make mobile customers first priority, the newest innovation from Office, a halt in Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch shipments and the continuing legal battle between Apple and Samsung.
The market for mobile broadband modems and routers will decline slightly this year, according to the latest stats from market research firm ABI Research.