India is a key market for smartphone manufacturers all over. The growing number of smartphone sales in the country has almost all manufacturers working even harder to grab the market, as quickly as possible. On a typical day last week, more than 8 manufacturers announced new Android powered smartphones, all on the same day. That should give out a simple picture of how the market currently looks like in Asia’s third biggest economy.
Aerospike, the leading open source NoSQL database announced its partnership with InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile ad network, to run in-memory databases on both RAM and flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs).
Days after a security expert pointed out iOS could potentially leak out personal information, Apple has responded with an official statement. The company posted a document on its support pages, claiming, “iOS offers the following diagnostic capabilities to help enterprise IT departments, developers, and AppleCare troubleshoot issues.”
Microsoft’s note-taking application OneNote is now available on the Amazon Fire Phone. The company announced that OneNote will be available for the Fire Phone and Kindle Fire tablets in the same form that it currently has on the Android platform. The app will now be available on the Amazon Appstore for Android, apart from the Google Play Store.
Sprint and Google are announcing a new partnership which allows Sprint to sell Google's Apps for Business services to its enterprise customers starting next month. This partnership has been done by Google in a move to add value for business clients and retain more customers.
Google wants to take back some of the market share it has lost to Apple in terms of the enterprise mobile market. Back in June, the company announced its new program titled Android Work which is likely to take care of just that. It is going to be Google’s turning point in business usage for Android for the time to come.
The Paper app on iOS is one of the most well designed apps on a mobile platform. The creator of the app, FiftyThree, has now launched an SDK that will allow third-party developers to create apps that make use of the company’s Pencil stylus hardware.
Xiaomi, dubbed as the Apple of China, announced its new flagship smartphone — Mi 4 — packed with obvious hardware improvements, in a metallic case, topped with a sugary price tag. Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun launched the smartphone at an event for the members of the press, and select audience. The company also announced its first fitness band at the event.
Yahoo is just about to make one of the smartest acquisitions it has ever made in the mobile space. The company formally announced that it plans to acquire the mobile analytics company Flurry. This confirms recent speculations which pointed towards Yahoo being interested in the mobile analytics market. Flurry seems to be the perfect choice for Yahoo right now.
After Europe, the Finnish smartphone maker Jolla is now looking towards India. The company has reportedly signed up an exclusive deal with a local online store to sell its Jolla smartphones in a country where pricing makes all the difference.