Mobile Computing


Android, iOS, Windows Phone All Make Gains in Second Quarter

Smart phone shipments increased by more than 50 percent in the second quarter of 2013, with the top 3 operating systems — Google's Android, Apple's iOS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone — all seeing double-digit gains.

Bretford Unveils 30-unit Cart for Tablets

Bretford's new mobile cart charges and stores up to 30 tablets.

iPad Suffers Significant Decline as Android Strengthens Tablet Position

Apple held onto the No. 1 slot among all tablet manufacturers worldwide, but its share continued to slip in the second quarter of 2013 as Samsung, ASUS, Lenovo, and Acer all saw triple-digit gains.

Computers Make the List of Tax-Free Back-to-School Purchases in Florida

In Florida, computers and other digital devices have been added to the list of back-to-school gear that parents can purchase free of sales tax.

Middle School Partners with University To Establish Center for Excellence for Mobile Learning

South Carolina's Anderson University is partnering with George Washington Carver Middle School in Spartanburg School District 7 to establish a Center for Excellence for Mobile Learning. The middle school will receive funding for the program for five years.

Smart Phone Growth Accelerates Worldwide

The worldwide smart phone market hit a new high in the second quarter of 2013 as manufacturers shipped one new unit for every 30 human beings in the world over the course of three months.

Budgets, Infrastructure Holding Back Greater Mobile Adoption in Schools

About three-quarters of the school systems in the United States have adopted mobile technology or will adopt it within the next two years, according to a new report. However, insufficient budgets and infrastructure shortcomings are preventing most of those districts from implementing 1-to-1 mobile programs.

Senkatel Rolls Out Atom-Based Android Tablet for Education

Senkatel has launched two new Android-based tablets for education, including one built around an Intel Atom processor.

Report: Most District Tech Leaders Want 1:1 Deployment or Expansion

The vast majority, 84.3 percent, of district technology leaders have a "high level of interest" in implementing or expanding a one-to-one mobile program in their districts, though only 12.1 percent currently have one-to-one classrooms in their districts, according to the National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education.

Utah Public Schools Expands Smart School Technology Pilot Program

The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) has announced plans to expand its Smart School Technology Pilot Program to deploy whole-school technology, including one-to-one mobile devices, to more Utah public schools.

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