Do a Google search for “BYOD” and you might be surprised. Over the past year, it seems like every technology company has launched a new solution for BYOD or repositioned existing products to capitalize on the Bring Your Own Device trend. In fact, half of the 2012 Forbes Fast Tech 25 list has done just that. But the market opportunity for BYOD isn’t only for the up-and-comers, it’s potentially big business. Every one of the world’s top 15 technology companies in the 2012 Forbes Global 2000 list stands to gain from BYOD.
Samsung has made strides in making Android enterprise-ready, but the operating system remains too fragmented for most organizations to standardize on.
It's official, and it's been official for a while -- Android is far and away the most popular smartphone OS in America. Ever since January 2011, when the platform surpassed RIM to take the top spot for the first time in comScore's monthly market share rankings, Google's operating system has continued to grow its user base, which accounts for 52% of the market as of this January.
Sony has become the first smartphone manufacturer to use new software from mobile management firm Red Bend to deliver over-the-air updates to its Xperia range of devices, in order to address the growing problem of Android fragmentation.
Mobile software management firm Red Bend has extended its global license agreement with Sony Mobile to provide firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating for Sony's Xperia handsets.
Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.6 billion Red Bend-Enabled devices, today announced that it has extended its multi-year global license agreement with Sony Mobile Communications to provide firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating for Sony Mobile’s popular Xperia portfolio of products.
Red Bend Software, a developer of Mobile Software Management (MSM) solutions has partnered with Samsung to conduct enterprise trials of a dual-persona Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones starting in the second quarter of 2013 specifically for use in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs.
Helping IT shops deal with the security and management of consumer smartphones and tablets in the workplace will be a big theme at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this week.
At Red Bend Software, we believe ARM’s newest processor, the ARM Cortex-A7, and ARM’s new big.LITTLE processing technology solidify the future of virtualization in the next generation of smart devices.
Chipmakers lining up to use the A7 included Broadcom, Freescale, HiSilicon, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments, while the London launch also saw support from members of the wide mobile ecosystem, such as Compal, LG, OK Labs, QNX, Redbend and Sprint.
ARM already have eight public partners for the licence, including mobile giants Samsung, LG and QNX. The other partners are Broadcom, Compal, Freescale, Linaro, OK Labs, Redbend, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments. The A7 will be shipping at the end of 2012.
The Cambridge chip design company ARM has unveiled a chip design that it say uses could mean cheaper smartphones with battery lives five times longer by 2013.
It’s the architects of smart phones that are really pushing the envelope for energy-efficient computing. On Wednesday, processor licensing company ARM announced it has designed an ultra-efficient processor core, the Cortex-A7, as well as an energy-efficient method of processing that jumps back and forth between two processors to minimize the energy use of the phone.
IDG News Service — Red Bend, which makes products for delivering over-the-air software updates, will soon offer a virtualization technology for Android devices that allows a user to have both a personal profile and a business profile on the same device.More
Andreas Constantinou, Research Director for VisionMobile, discusses a select few technologies—including mobile virtualization—that can bring Android apps to non-Android devices.
In an opinion piece, Red Bend's Roger Ordman considers some ramifications of the Nokia-Microsoft partnership.
Smart Communications in the Philippines will debut its innovative Netphone™ on September 10. The device, which Smart calls "the marriage of Web and telco," is the world’s first smartphone featuring widgets from the Wholesale Application Community (WAC) that are independently managed over the air. With Mobile Software Management from Red Bend Software.
Red Bend EVP of Products and Strategy Morten Grauballe contributed this article to GigaOM with his thoughts about the significance of Apple's recent move into providing FOTA updates to iPhones and other iOS products.
Mobile software management firm Red Bend Software says TechFaith has licensed its vRapid Mobile firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating solution and vDirect Mobile device management software for use in mobile phones and other connected devices running on Qualcomm's AMSS and Brew MP platforms.
Mobile software management and mobile-virtualization technology pave the way for manufacturers to move from the connected car to the managed car.
Mobile virtualization is the next major step in the “consumerization” of IT. Red Bend Executive Vice President of Products and Strategy, Morten Grauballe, says mobile virtualization separates corporate and personal profiles on a smartphone, so end users only need to carry one device.
Jun 03, 2011: Automotive Electronics News: Red Bend ports over-the-air updating software to QNX Neutrino OS
Red Bend Software and QNX Software Systems Limited announced that Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile® solution for over-the-air software updating has been ported to the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (RTOS) for in-car telematics and infotainment applications.
Android is the top mobile OS in the U.S., and number 3 worldwide. But Network World says "Android's pedigree as a business-class phone is a short one." This article proposes 10 ways to make Android better suited for enterprise use. Number 9 is Mobile Virtualization, delivered by Red Bend Software.
The Wireless Application Community won't be properly launched until Monday lunchtime, but Filipino operator SMART couldn't wait and has jumped the gun with the first WAC-compatible handset. The Netphone looks suspiciously similar to ZTE's Android-based Blade handset, but SMART has chucked on some device management from Red Bend and a WAC layer to enable the installation (and, more importantly, purchase of) AJAX widgets posing as native applications.More >>
Smart Communications, Inc. “SMART,” the Philippines’ leading wireless services provider, has collaborated with Red Bend Software, a provider of mobile software management “MSM,” in order to launch a new operator-managed smartphone, called Netphone.More >>
The Philippines' largest wireless operator, Smart Communications Inc., is providing the first proof point for the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) in the form of its own branded smartphone, the Netphone, unveiled Monday ahead of Mobile World Congress. The phone will run Mobile Widgets, developed to WAC specifications, that will be independently managed over the air by Red Bend Software.More >>
Smart Communications, a wireless carrier in the Philippines, today unveiled the Netphone, an Android-based smartphone that will be the first to support the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) platform pushed by major carriers such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Deutsche Telekom and NTT Docomo, and is also backed by hardware manufacturers. The WAC software will be managed by Red Bend Software, independent of the manufacturer's hardware. The WAC platform will allow users to access widgets pushed directly through Red Bend. Smart and Red Bend plan to show off the Netphone and WAC widgets at Mobile World Congress next week.More >>
For PC users, automated software updates (where installed programs automatically check for available updates, download and apply them) are simply routine. Many PC-based software programs, especially Web browsers, are performing these automated updates silently and in the background without requiring user intervention. The user typically does need to adjust some settings to accept those silent updates, but with so many different applications being used on a daily basis, it is a relief for many users to have those applications running the latest and greatest version with little to no effort required on their part.
Red Bend, a mobile software management company, has acquired VirtualLogix to stake its claim in the emerging field of mobile virtualization. VirtualLogix develops virtualization software for both x86 and Arm processors and is focused on mobile virtualization, which separates software from the mobile hardware it runs on. The new technology makes software development and updating faster and cheaper, according to Lori Sylvia, Red Bend's executive vice president of marketing.