Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 1/3 including: BYOD in the trucking industry, Nokia's pull of the plug from MeeGo and Symbian app support, an article on the staleness of BYOD, what some think about biometrics amping up security of BYOD devices and the latest on this year's Wi-Fi trends.
Sales of smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system outpaced BlackBerry device sales for the first time ever during the second quarter of 2013, research firm Gartner reports.
Google's Android mobile operating system continues to dominate the U.S. smartphone landscape, but its market share lead remained unchanged from the end of the first quarter of 2013 to the close of the second quarter, digital research firm comScore reports.
Apple's iOS led all rival mobile operating systems on worldwide advertising impressions and revenue during the second quarter of 2013, according to Opera Mediaworks' latest State of Mobile Advertising report.
Google's Android mobile operating system rebounded from a shaky first quarter to reassert its U.S. smartphone market share dominance in May 2013, digital research firm comScore reports.
Nokia will halt shipments of smartphones running the Symbian mobile operating system this summer, The Financial Times reports.
Apple's iOS trimmed Android's U.S. smartphone market share lead during the three-month period ending April 2013, digital research firm comScore reports.
Google's Android now powers more than half of all smartphones in the enormous Chinese market, researcher Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
Microsoft's Windows Phone posted the largest year-over-year shipment gains of any smartphone operating system, eclipsing BlackBerry in the race to challenge marketplace leaders Android and iOS, research firm IDC reports.
Close to 75 percent of all smartphones purchased during the first quarter of 2013 run Google's Android mobile operating system, Gartner reports.