Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside says he’s leaving the company at the end of March to join Dropbox as its Chief Operating Officer.
It follows Google’s recent decision to sell its smartphone business to Lenovo.
Japanese online specialist Rakuten, which runs a major e-commerce site in Japan as well as operating the Kobo eBook reader and Play.com brands, has acquired mobile messaging and VoIP company Viber.
The deal is worth $900 million (£538 million).
Figures from the Strategy Analytics Wearable Device Ecosystems service show that 1.9 million smartwatches were shipped last year, with 61.1% of them (1.2 million) running a version of the Android operating system.
Much of this Android growth was driven by sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear watch.
Podcast - 14th February 2014
In the past few months, the topics of security and privacy have gripped the mobile industry. The humble SMS text message has been subjected to particular attention, both on its own and in association with smartphone apps.
John Murtagh, CTO at text message specialist Anam Technologies, explains more about the risks involved with SMS, the challenges for mobile network operators and the solutions that can protect consumers.