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.
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.
Quick rundownon the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 3/10 including: the new mobile taskforce at the FCC, a push for native advertising versus banner ads in mobile, mobile payment system Paym unveiled by U.K. banks, Chinese making up over half of mobile handset shipments next year and Samsung's role as supplier of Apple's new A8 chip in smartphones.
Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S5 and the second version of its Knox mobile security platform at the Mobile World Congress as part of an effort to gain a greater share of the enterprise mobility market--a market left open by BlackBerry's stumbles.
Though there is evidence that Chromebooks are getting more popular, they are hardly taking off. The new devices from Samsung look decent, though they sport a higher price tag that detracts somewhat from the appeal of Chromebooks. We'll reserve our final judgment until we can test it out.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 3/3 including: why migrating banner ads to mobile is a bad idea for marketers, Freescale Semiconductor creates a new microcontroller for wearables, tablets gain ground in 2013 as a whole while Apple shrinks, speedier 802.11ac access helps grow WLAN gear revenue and Apple's plans to expand its product line-up.
While a rumor at this point, the move to its own platform has been hailed as a smart move in general.
With little mobile experience, Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, will need to turn Microsoft's fortunes around in the mobility space or risk losing its dominant position in enterprise IT.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 2/5 including: the hefty spending on mobile devices by IT, Samsung's estimates on BYOD and corporate-liable mobile users, Juniper's predictions for the augmented reality products market, WLAN's impact on enterprise edge revenue and the increase of Apple iOS' tablet market share.
Enterprise purchases of tablets are forecast by IDC to accelerate in mature markets in 2014 and beyond, while consumer purchases are expected to slow due to market saturation and greater competition for the consumer dollar.