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Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 12, 2014

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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Phone users in India and China will together buy more than 500 million smartphones in 2014, comprising half of the total that will be sold in 47 key countries, according to a new forecast by Mediacells. Read Original Content

According to data released by Flurry Analytics, mobile app use experienced 115 percent year-over-year growth in 2013. Read Original Content

A recent study by Gartner of mobile apps indicates consumer expectations for paid apps are so high less than 0.01 percent of them—or one in 10,000—will be considered financial successes by their developers through 2018. Read Original Content

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SAP has launched its SAP Shopper Experience, a personalized and engaging retail mobile app that transforms the entire consumer shopping experience with social media, sharing loyalty programs and a self-payment system for shoppers. Read Original Content

Facebook has acquired a technology startup in India as the largest social-networking service seeks to bolster its presence among mobile-device users. Read Original Content

Hewlett-Packard will debut two Android-powered smartphones in the growing India mobile market next month, returning to a market it left nearly three years ago, and silencing rumors that have been circulating for weeks. Read Original Content

In a stark representation of their growing importance, global factory revenue for smartphones and tablets in 2013 are predicted to be larger than the entire consumer electronics market. According to researcher IHS, this is the first time this has occurred. Read Original Content
DigiTimes Research provided its smartphone estimate for the year, predicting over 1.24 billion smartphones will be shipped globally during 2014. Read Original Content

Apple is to bring the 8 GB version of the iPhone 4 out of retirement in India in order to increase its market share. Apple stopped selling the iPhone 4 in September 2013, more than three years after it launched in June 2010. Read Original Content

IBM has found iOS users were five times more likely to spend money using their devices with 23 percent of online sales credited to iOS versus just 4.6 percent coming from Android. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.