Podcast - 29th October 2014
We start this week's podcast with news that EE now has the largest 4G customer base in Europe, with 5.6 million UK connections.
There's also talk about a new DIY product for the Internet of Things, the disappearance of Nokia branded smartphones, quarterly results for Apple, increasing M2M connections and a growing market for smartwatches.
New information from mobile app analytics platform App Annie suggests that Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and India are the next growth markets for players in the mobile app industry to watch.
It says the mobile infrastructure and rate of development in these countries is creating significant new opportunities for app publishers.
Quarterly results for UK mobile network EE show that its 4G customer has quadrupled year-on-year to 5.6 million connections; that’s up 1.4 million from the previous quarter.
The company says this now gives it the biggest 4G base of any European mobile operator.
Nokia branding currently being dropped from web sites
Microsoft has confirmed it’s started changing its smartphone branding from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia.
It follows Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia Devices & Services business in April.
Is a dedicated voice recorder better than a smartphone app?
Mark Bridge writes:
If I'm interviewing someone for a podcast, I'll generally use my Zoom H4N recorder and a separate microphone or two. But I don't need the same level of high-quality kit if I'm interviewing someone for a written interview. Why carry an expensive recording device when your mobile phone can do the same job?