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janrain_social Google’s single logon pays off in social logins share

Google continues to steal market share from Facebook

Google has increased its share of social logins according to a new report from Janrain. The company says this is likely the result of unifying all of services under a single Google login identity. Now that there’s a a single login for Gmail, Android, and the Play Store, this is helping Google+, YouTube and Drive. Curiously, Yahoo! has moved to stop consumers logging into its services using a Google (or Facebook) identity. Continue reading

use your Goodspeed witha PlayBookPlayBook Use your Goodspeed mobile Wi-fi hotspot now in India

GoMo gets its loan unit upgraded to 3.5G

Good news for those travellers intending to travel to India. Uros, makers of the Goodspeed mobile Wi-fi hotspot has announced that it can now provides low-cost mobile data in India. That means the number of countries where travellers can gain low cost mobile internet access through the Goodspeed service has risen to 57 including the USA and the BRIC countries including Russia and China. Those travelling to India with a Goodspeed will pay a daily rate of €9.90 (INR 828) a day for 500MB of data. A Goodspeed is ideal for providing a data connexion whilst travelling with a tablet such as a BlackBerry PlayBook – which has no SIM card slot. Continue reading

http://www.mysmartprice.com/mobile/sony-xperia-z2-c770x-msp3379 Sony moving in the right direction with focus on mid-range smartphones

by our Indian correspondent – Asif Shaik

About a year ago, we reported that ‘Sony’s smartphone growth plan in India looked promising‘. And here we are to proudly report that we were just about right. According to a latest {April 2014] report by IDC, Sony now stands second largest smartphone brand in India (in terms of value sales) demoting Apple into third place. This growth has come from Sony’s continued efforts in improving its smartphones and a renewed focus on mid-range priced devices. Continue reading

Fuji_Xerox Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) wins best mobile app award

Shows how it is still delivering innovative document solutions after 50 yrs

Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) is giving itself a well-deserved pat on the back for managing to win the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association’s Best Mobile Apps (Mobile Enterprise Solution) Certificate of Merit in the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2014. The award was for its QuickaForm mobile solution. It illustrates how Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) continues to deliver innovative document consultancy solutions to its customers in Hong Kong throughout its 50 years in business. Continue reading

HTC One Once mighty HTC sees losses grow as phone sales lose traction

Next quarter will be better, it insists

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has suffered a deeper-than-expected first quarter loss, as its market share continues to slide – with it now standing at around 2 per cent. Despite rave reviews for its flagship smartphones, HTC sales remain modest and in the three months to April 2014 it posted a 22.6 per cent drop in revenues to 33.12 billion Taiwanese dollars (£659 million). But it insists it is likely to return to profit in Q2 following the late-March release of its upgraded flagship smartphone, the HTC One M8. In recent months it has also slashed costs dramatically in a bid to bolster its share price which has lost nearly 90 per cent since its April 2011 peak. Continue reading

direct route into emerging markets - tziokas Guest Post: Is the Nokia X seeing stars?

by Vasileios Tziokas, marketing manager, Upstream

Nokia’s attempts to break into emerging markets bore fruit in the shapely form of the X. The device combines what Nokia considers to be the best of Android with what makes Nokia the third most desired brand in India – great style, great heritage and a simple UI. In fact, 17 per cent of Indian consumers polled in our [Upstream's] latest consumer attitudes report said they would like to buy a Nokia as their next phone. Compare that to China where only 4 per cent of consumers lust after a Nokia handset, and you would imagine that the Nokia X would sell much more easily in India than it would in China. Continue reading

quality budget phone can disrupt a market - Sunnebo Motorola sees surge in UK sales thanks to low cost Moto G handset

Questions wisdom of Google to sell division to Lenovo

Motorola’s launch of its budget smartphone Moto G has led to a six-fold growth in UK sales, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel. The surprise surge in sales lends credibility to the decision by Chinese electronics manufacturer Lenovo to buy Motorola for a bargain $2.91 billion (£1.74 billion) from search giant Google – vastly less than the $12.5 billion Google paid to buy the business in May 2012 when the smartphone patent battles were at their height. But while Google hasn’t succeeded in making money out of its handset division – it lost $645 million in the first nine months of 2013 – Lenovo looks as though it could be on a firmer ground, if and when the acquisition goes through. Continue reading

making its way to china? Nokia to launch MixRadio in China

Linked to Bill Gates’ return to Microsoft

According to a report in today’s [March 23rd 2014] Sunday Times, Nokia is on the verge on launching a version of its MixRadio streaming service into China. Like other observers, GoMo News would question the wisdom of such a move. As a country its inhabitants aren’t known for much respect for digital copyrights. Which could prove a flaw in Nokia’s business plan. We especially like the newspaper’s suggestion that Bill Gates is somehow behind the move. Continue reading

mobile-airline-flight-airline-travel China Mobile able to throw light on missing MH370 – maybe

Did any passenger’s mobile roam onto a ‘foreign’ network?

GoMo News has deepest sympathy with the families of those passengers and crew members who have disappeared with Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. We know that at least 19 families were convinced that mobile handsets belonging their loved ones were still switched on four days after the flight first disappeared. These relatives have also been seen to vent their anger with the Malaysian authorities over lack of clear information about the tragedy. However, it could well be that China Mobile might be able to help the relatives out. Continue reading

lumia 1520 costs $700 Microsoft trying to catch up on Dual SIM market with Windows Phone 8.1

Lava & Karbonn to launch dual-boot Windows/Android phones

by our Indian correspondent, Asif Shaik

According to latest (Q4 2013) IDC numbers, Android had a majority 78.1 per cent share of smartphone shipments worldwide, while iOS stood still on 15.2 per cent whilst Windows Phone stood at a distant 3 per cent. Hence Microsoft is doing everything possible to push its market share towards double digit numbers and eat into its more successful competitors namely iOS and Android. In its latest attempt, the company is trying to target the lower end of the smartphone market, especially in the developing BRIC nations – Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Continue reading

WFTW-2014 Wearable & Flexible Technologies World 2014

[ May 14, 2014 8:00 am to May 16, 2014 6:00 pm. ] WFTW 2014 & 2nd annual Global AR Summit

Organisers: DEMAND-LED
Venue: Crowne Plaza Shanghai
Location: Shanghai, P.R. China
Web: http://wearableandflex.com

Register here.

The conference will be focused on wearable technologies, including flexible electronics and augmented reality technologies. Researchers have predicted that the global wearable device market will reach $20.6 billion in 2018, with worldwide shipments totaling 191 million units. The event also hosts the 2nd annual Global AR Summit. Continue reading

Cartes_2014 CARTES Asia 2014

[ March 19, 2014 8:00 am to March 20, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Comexposium.com
Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Location: Hong Kong, Republic of China
Web: www.cartes-asia.com
Twitter: #cartes2014

Register here.

Since 2010, CARTES Asia has brought together innovative solution providers and market leaders from card manufacturing, payment, security, identification and mobility industries.

3,000 plus decision makers in the banking, telecom, transportation and security sectors have a unique opportunity to discover international [...]

baidu's pic of nokia moneypenny/lumia 630 Dual SIM WP8.1 handset leaks as Lumia 630

Of course the Nokia X Android is dual SIM too

Well the rumour mill has shot into overdrive with a leak of what will almost certainly be the first dual SIM Windows Phone 8.1 (WP8) handset – a Nokia Lumia. The leak’s source appears to be the Chinese web site Baiduhere. The big money is that the device – probably codenamed Moneypenny, will be the the Lumia 630 whilst the Lumia 635 will be a single SIM version. We’re not quite sure why so many observers are saying it is based on the Lumia 620 when the 630 very definitely has a 4.5 inch screen with 854 x 480 pixels. We thought the 620 had a 3.81 inch screen so how can the 630 be based on it? Continue reading

iBall Andi range Ask Asif: This week Xolo, Moto G, Gionee, Sony, iBall, & MMX

Here our resident handset expert, Asif Iqbal Shaik, answers readers’ questions.
Asif works for the highly respected Indian mobile phone price comparison website – MySmartPrice.com.

The web offers plenty of information about handsets supplied by the big names such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Nokia and Apple. However, Indian smartphone local brands like iBall, Micromax, Lava, Xolo and Karbonn plus China’s Oppo, Gionee, Meizu, Coolpad and Xiaomi get much less exposure. GoMo News can remedy this with our new Ask Asif feature. Continue reading

Global_Health_Shangai Global Mobile Health Summit Shanghai 2014

[ May 8, 2014 8:00 am to May 9, 2014 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: China Decision Makers Consultancy (CDMC)
Venue: Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel
Location: Shanghai, China
Web: http://www.cdmc.org.cn/2014/mhss/

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Hosted by the Shanghai Mobile Internet Promotion Centre and support by related Chinese authorities, the title of the summit is ‘Mobility changes Healthcare Industry’. It is the only international event concentrating on mobile healthcare market in China. Continue reading