While Samsung and Pebble make up 96 percent of the $96 million U.S. smartwatch market, according the latest stats from NPD Group, Google and Apple are getting ready to launch their offerings.
Imagine a world in which wearable devices are connected by an open platform, and healthcare product manufacturers cooperate for the sake of improved health monitoring. Samsung does. Samsung envisions just such a reality, and in the very near future.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 27, including Samsung's standalone smartwatch, one German carrier's promise about a new iPhone in September, Intuit's acquisition of a mobile bill pay service, the expected explosion in the Asia-Pacific mobile broadband industry and Kakao's purchase of Daum.
Google and Apple, longtime legal sparring partners in the mobile realm, called a truce Friday in a joint statement that announced the two would suspend any outstanding smartphone patent litigation against one another. The two tech companies said they will work together to remedy the country's muddled patent system.
While BYOD was originally viewed as a cost saver for enterprises, it has often resulted in greater expenses--particularly from the added management, support and security required. Despite these additional costs and security risks, many enterprises are "embracing" BYOD, observes David Lowe, vice president for enterprise sales at Samsung Telecommunications America, in an exclusive interview with FierceMobileIT.
Split-screen multitasking is likely coming to the iPad with iOS 8, according to a new report on 9to5Mac.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, May 14 including Al Franken's take on the safety of Samsung's Galaxy S5 phones, Jasper Wireless and Ericsson top amongst M2M platform providers, the future growth and diversity of the wearables market, the landslide dominance of Android in smartphone shipments and an in-aisle mobile marketing campaign launched by Bertolli and Thinaire.
Apple's $119 million jury verdict against Samsung in a smartphone patent lawsuit might be a moral victory for Cupertino, but it won't make a dent in Samsung's success in the marketplace.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 29, including why smartwatches aren't what you think, how the racist comments allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling are starting to affect business, what P&G is spending its shrinking ad budget on, how AT&T is bringing 4G LTE to your flight and why Microsoft will not be using the Microsoft Mobile moniker.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 28, including the Apple and Microsoft's mobile divisions moving in opposite directions, Comixology's content acquisition feature scrapped from iOS devices, the rebirth of a failed mobile video app to the basis of LG's smart TV, tumbling revenue at Rovio and how Apple is preparing for its share buyback.