Malware on the Android is exploding, according to a new study, the Mobile Security Threat Report, unveiled by security firm Sophos last week at the Mobile World Congress.
The smart connected device market surged 9.7 percent in Europe last year, fueled by strong demand for tablets, particularly around the holidays, according to the latest IDC stats.
Emerging markets are putting downward pressure on smartphone prices as mobile users trade in their feature phones for smartphones, estimates market research firm IDC.
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Smartphone users are forecast by eMarketer to total 1.75 billion this year, while mobile phone users worldwide will total 4.55 billion this year.
Today's smartphones are data hogs compared with those in years past, with iPhones devouring the most data, according to Actix data.
Increasing use of smartphones and tablets is fueling growth of global outdoor Wi-Fi gear market, which TechNavio estimates will increase at a 15 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018.
Tablets are expected to become an increasingly important platform for in-app mobile advertising, says Juniper Research.