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.
Google, Qualcomm and Motorola Solutions are the top three indoor location vendors, according to a vendor assessment by ABI Research.
Qualcomm gained 43 percent of the market for multi-core smartphone applications processors in the first half of 2013, after passing Apple for the lead in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.
Facebook is teaming with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera Software, Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics to launch internet.org, a coalition dedicated to extending online access to developing markets via mobile devices and services.
Intel is reemphasizing its plans to go after the mobile chip market following second quarter results that failed to meet Wall Street's expectations.
Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is pumping another $60 million into Japan's Sharp in order to fund production of next-generation mobile device displays.
Major chip vendors Intel and Qualcomm "missed the tablet boat" in 2012, and their future success hinges on Microsoft's Windows tablet operating system, judged Stuart Robinson, director of the handset component technologies service at Strategy Analytics.
Intel retained its long-held pole position in the worldwide semiconductor market, which declined 2.6 percent year-over-year last year, according to the latest stats from Gartner.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm is adding core services to its AllJoyn proximal networking software development project, and the company is also creating an AllJoyn Alliance to promote interoperability and develop consumer-facing marketing for the brand, said a company executive.