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- hill Guest Post: Wearable technology app usage trends

Mobidia’s Chris Hill looks @ wearable app usage trends in Q4 ’14

With the Apple’s Watch and Microsoft’s Band now available for pre-order, my company Mobidia Technology, thought it would be interesting to see what apps wearable users are likely to download and get the most use out of on their wrist. Given there are a large number of Android compatible smartwatches ( such as Motorola’s Moto 360) already available and in use,  we decided to take a look at the usage of five popular Android wearable apps to see what functions people are utilising on their wearable devices. Here I’ll looks @ wearable technology app usage trends for Q4 2014. Continue reading

Apps_word_NA_15 Apps World North America 2015

[ May 12, 2015 10:00 am to May 13, 2015 7:00 pm. ] Organisers:  Sixdegrees
Venue:  Moscone Centre West
Location:  San Francisco, USA
Web: www.apps-world.net/northamerica

Register: Register for your free developer pass here – here
Register: for your paid workshop pass with the GOMONEWS special discount code I89GS/GoMoNews20 for a 20% discounthere

Apps World – the developer conference and exhibition for mobile, TV & enterprise apps is returning to the tech capital of North America (San Francisco) in 2015 for two days. The event will include no less than six free to attend developer workshop tracks plus a free exhibition with over 350 exhibitors. Continue reading

admin's photo is in the post Guest Post: Where is mobile gaming headed?

by admin

Mobile gaming has become increasingly popular with companies such as Activision, Ubisoft, Microsoft, PlayRaven, and King all angling to get a piece of the action. According to research carried out by Juniper Research, mobile device based game app downloads will reach $64.1 billion by 2017. In addition, in-app purchases related to games on tablets alone will hit the $3 billion figure by 2016. With that in mind, I’m making a detailed look at the future of mobile games. Continue reading

fundamental requirement for 5G is ultra-high availability - skinner Guest Post: What 5G means for the cellular industry

by Andrew Skinner, telecoms relationship director with Barclays TMT

At this time of year, it will come as little surprise to GoMo News readers that a number of the more interesting conversations I’ve had were about what 5G means for the industry. After all, despite all the hype about wearables, what good is a connected watch when there’s no network available for you to connect to? For all the timelines being bandied around 5G remains largely conceptual. Yes, the Wireless Alliance tested a device on a 5G network, providing connectivity of approximately 5,000 times faster than on 4G. But we are still to define exactly what it is that 5G needs to be and the services it needs to enable, and the industry must move relatively quickly to put a framework in place to achieve the lofty goals that have already been set. Continue reading

Full List of Lollipop 5.0 upgrade benefits for Moto G

Promised improvements from upgrading our Motorola Android smartphone

There are also instructions for how to check your own Motorola Android smartphone to see if the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade is available below.

Full List of Lollipop upgrade benefits : -

Material Design You will quickly notice a whole new colorful look and feel to your device – from fluid animations to new application and system themes, colors and widgets.
Notifications UI & Priorities

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Less than six weeks to go before MWC ’15

Don’t forget to insure your valuables though

It’s getting close to that time again when the movers and shakers of the cellular world head towards Barcelona (fully insured against theft) for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. with over 85,000 attendees, it’s the biggest event of its kind in the world. MWC will feature over 1,900 exhibitors and includes specialised areas such as: – App Planet, Cloud Pavilion, Green Technology Pavilion, GSMA Pavilion, Mobile Money Pavilion and Wearable Pavilion. The only fly in the ointment? Well, Barcelona is a beautiful city but the knowledge that 85,000 people will show up almost all carrying laptops, smartphones and loads of cash attracts villains from all over Europe. Now is the time to check you’re properly insured. Continue reading

smelie_chargers GoMo editor advises Daily Mail on phone chargers

Tony ‘Tonethephone’ Dennis talks to FeMail’s Alice

Most GoMo News readers will probably be unaware that our managing editor, Tony ‘Tonethephone’ Dennis, has been talking to journalist, Alice Smellie, who writes for the FeMail section of the UK newspaper – The Daily Mail. Alice had been searching frantically for a mobile phone expert and Tony’s name was put forward by PR guru, Chaz Brooks of Chaz Brooks PR. Ms Smelie had been tasked with reviewing mobile phone chargers to find out what women might conceivably carry around in their handbags (pocketbooks) as a backup should their indispensable smartphone suddenly run out of juice. Tone’s become quite an expert on the subject as his phones regularly run out of juice at music festivals such as WOMAD Charlton Park [UK]. Continue reading

affiliate_summit Affiliate Summit West 2015

[ January 18, 2015 10:00 am to January 20, 2015 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Affiliate Summit
Venue: Paris Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Web: www.affiliatesummit.com/15w-conference

Register for tickets here

This three day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliates, merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts. Continue reading

Xiaomi proves credentials as handset dark horse

Makes rivals such as Lenovo look like minnows

Here in GoMo Towers we have been quietly following the fortunes of Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi. Especially in the Indian market. But we weren’t quite ready for its tremendous success in the financial markets. The company has just raised $45 billion in VC money. To put that in perspective, massive disruptive app producer, Uber, which is even based in San Francisco but only managed $40 billion by comparison. Arch rival to Xiaomi is the familiar name of Lenovo. Continue reading

CeBit_15_logo CeBit Hanover 2015

[ March 16, 2015 9:00 am to March 20, 2015 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Deutsche Messe
Venue: Hanover Messe
Location: Hanover, Germany
Web: www.cebit.de/home/

Register for tickets here

Across the world, communication technologies are bringing people and business processes closer together. But there’s still no substitute for face- to-face meetings between two individuals. And that’s where CeBIT comes in. Continue reading

CES_logo International CES 2015 Las Vegas

[ January 6, 2015 8:00 am to January 9, 2015 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Venue: Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC)
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Web: www.cesweb.org

Register here

Aimed at all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for over 40 years. 2015′s CES’ Mobile Keynote will feature top executives from Electrolux, General Motors, Philips and Qualcomm. Continue reading

http://51degrees.com/Portals/0/EasyGalleryImages/1/164/US%20EReader%20Popularity%20October%202014.png?width=776 Amazon continues to dominate the ereader market in USA

Latest findings from 51Dergrees’ Chart of the Week

After a somewhat hectic time, our great friends at 51Degrees.mobi have restarted the production of the company’s splendid Chart of the Week [CoTW]. This week the company decided to look at ereader traffic in the USA. Hardly surprisingly, the first generation Kindle is still the most popular e-reader device used for web access in the USA. Almost 61 per cent of all ereader web traffic originated from first generation Kindle devices.Rather unexpectedly, Barnes and Noble has held onto a serious chunk of the US market with 33.8 per cent of total traffic. Continue reading

Marek_Pawlowski Guest Post: Thoughts on smartwatches’ poor retail experience

by Marek Pawlowski, founder of MEX

My first impressions of Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch were disappointing. The screen is more pixelated than I expected and the materials lack the weight and solidity to suggest quality. It’s not bad, and it’s probably the best feeling smartwatch on the market today [December 10th 2014]. But that’s more a reflection on the weakness of the wider selection. Let’s put it this way: it’s not a classic in the making. I believe that the relatively poor quality of the current generation of smartwatches is one of the reasons they remain confined to a niche of early adopters despite the launch of numerous models and falling prices this year [2014]. Continue reading

Pieter_Streicher Guest Post: SMS still alive & kicking for savvy businesses

by Dr Pieter Streicher, md with BulkSMS.com

Here Dr Streicher wishes the text message a happy 22nd birthday, and celebrates the huge role SMS still plays in business communication. It was 22 years ago [on December 3rd] 1992], that the first text message (reading ‘Merry Christmas’) was sent by Neil Papworth (an engineer) via Vodafone UK’s ‘GSM’ network. Since then SMS [Short Message Service]/text has gone from strength to strength driven by mobile device accessibility and global user adoption. The total number of messages has grown from a single message in 1992, to 2015 forecasts of over 8 trillion (a Portio Research estimate). Continue reading

LeWeb-logo LeWeb ’14 Paris

[ December 9, 2014 11:00 am to December 11, 2014 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Reed MIDEM
Venue: Eurosites Les Docks
Location: Paris, France
Web: http://leweb.co
Register: here

Founded in 2004 by French entrepreneurs Loïc and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb is an internationally-renowned conference for digital innovation where visionaries, startups, tech companies, brands and leading media converge to explore today’s hottest trends and define the future of internet-driven business. Continue reading