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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of October 6, 2013

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016.

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Android remains the dominant smartphone platform across most major smartphone markets including the U.S., China, Japan and Europe, according to new figures.  The Kantar Worldpanel figures show Apple’s strongest market by market share is Japan, where it claims 47.4 percent of the market in the quarter ending August 2013, compared to 48.6 percent for Android.  Read Original Content

According to a new Avendus report, Indian consumers focus more on free and advertisement-supported applications as well as games. Out of all the time spent on these utilities and mobile games across the world, as much as 40 percent is dedicated to the free ones and 10 percent is meant for mobile web.  Read Original Content

The mobile messaging app Weixin or Wecaht has 200 million active users in China.  This is partly because a game attached to the app called Plane War has attracted many players across the country.  Read Original Content

While social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies add a new dimension to your model, to fully maximize their value consider the sum is greater than its parts. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect.  To learn more about SMAC and Cognizant please visit http://www.cognizant.com/futureofwork/smac.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Cognizant.

BlackBerry’s market share in India could dwindle further from the current level of two percent with uncertainty surrounding the company’s future plans as it turns into a privately held entity following the buyout by Fairfax Financial Holdings. The share of BlackBerry in the Indian smartphone market dropped to two percent during the April-June period of 2013 down from seven percent a year ago, according to IDC.  Read Original Content

Taiwan's HTC has fallen behind Xiaomi Technology on the list of most popular smartphone brands in the China market, as the Chinese company has gained a reputation of delivering high-quality products at low cost, according to a poll released. The survey, conducted by Avanti Research, found that 6.8 percent of Chinese consumers own HTC smartphones, while 7.1 percent have Xiaomi models.  Read Original Content
Counterpoint Technology Market Research’s latest survey shows that 30 million smartphones were sold in China during August. China’s smartphone market has now blown past the U.S. since it is almost three times larger after just matching it last year.  Read Original Content

Microsoft’s global acquisition of Nokia has hit a roadblock in India.  The Delhi High Court has temporarily blocked Nokia’s ability to transfer ownership rights for any immovable assets, while the IT department is attempting to prevent Nokia from divesting itself of any properties within the country.  Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., a global provider of software platforms for enterprise mobility, cloud applications, and business integration, announced that it has accelerated its expansion into China with the appointment of United Electronics Co., Ltd. as a Magic prime partner and reseller for Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau.  Read Original Content

Thailand’s regulator NBTC is considering repurposing spectrum to allow for LTE Advanced rollouts.  The eager attitude towards launching LTE could be seen as a reaction to Thailand’s ongoing difficulties in deploying 3G mobile broadband.  Read Original Content

China Mobile has awarded nine contracts for the rollout of a 4G mobile network, with most going to domestic telecommunications equipment makers. Meanwhile, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, and Nokia Solutions and Networks have also secured contracts.  Read Original Content

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