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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of December 1, 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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The number of daily active Android users in China has surpassed 270 million, according to a new report from Baidu, China’s dominant search company.  Read Original Content

As India and China roll out fourth generation or LTE mobile networks, Asia is expected to account for 47 percent of all 4G connections by 2017, a study by global telecom body GSM Association said.  Read Original Content

Ericsson has been selected by China Mobile to deploy LTE TDD in 15 key provinces in China.  These provinces are home to 63 percent of China's population and include the top three provinces in terms of gross domestic product.  Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

China Mobile is attempting to court business from mobile users overseas by re-launching an OTT app that uses data connections to offer free calls. The app, named Jego, allows users with a China Mobile number to receive inbound calls from other countries for free. In addition, the app offers free text and picture messages, free video calling and reduced rate international calls.  Read Original Content

China is set to overtake the Unites States as the world’s largest online retail market, according to Forrester research.  According to Forrester’s Asia Pacific Online Retail Forecast, 2013 to 2018, e-commerce spending in China is forecast to grow from $294 billion in 2013 to $672 billion in 2018.  Read Original Content
ZTE plans to launch a smart watch of its own in the second quarter of next year to challenge Samsung Electronics and others, according to Lu Qianhao, ZTE's head of handset marketing strategy. Read Original Content

Shares in Japanese electronics maker Sharp soared more than eight percent on reports it was boosting production of smartphone screens bound for China, after ending part of a troubled alliance with Taiwan's Hon Hai.  Read Original Content

Coolpad, the smartphone brand of China’s Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific Co., has quietly surpassed Apple Inc. and Huawei Technologies Co. in its home market but has remained virtually unknown overseas. The company is now looking to make waves abroad through partnerships with carriers in Asia, Europe and the U.S.  Read Original Content

Chinese app analytics company Umeng has confirmed long term acquisition rumors.
The company has been bought by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba for a sum likely in the region of $100 million.  Operating in a similar manner to companies like Flurry in the west, Umeng's SDK is being used by 60,000 developers, integrated into 180,000 apps, and has a claimed reach of around 600 million Chinese mobile users.  Read Original Content

The Taiwan branch of Japan's Line Corp, creator of the fast-growing social messaging app, Line, will be expanded by five to 10 times in 2014, in a bid to create more localized "stickers" and mobile content for the market in Taiwan, according to Taiwan's state-run Central News Agency.  Read Original Content

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