A key to success for smart wearable devices in the enterprise, as well as the consumer marketplace, will be a "robust selection of third-party applications," observes market research firm IDC.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 10, including Apple's allegations against Samsung and Google, how mobile payments will soon top the $500B mark, where the cloud-managed Wi-Fi market is headed, the expected growth of telematics in Western Europe and the increased use of location-based ad campaigns.
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.