Mobile technology is changing by the minute; sometimes you just can’t catch it all. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
- Samsung’s Galaxy S5 may be joining Apple in the biometrics arena as documents suggest the new phone will feature a fingerprint scanner. According to a ZDnet article, a leaked image “suggests the S5 screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.”
- Google ended a chapter as the company has officially moved on from Motorola. Lenovo will reportedly buy Google’s Motorola Mobility unit and an IBM server division for a combined $5.2 billion, but the sale will likely face strict U.S. security review.
- In USA Today this week, Alan Dabbiere tells us “Why it’s time to recalibrate privacy“.
- New VMware Americas CTO Chris Wolf says the company’s best days are ahead. According to an article penned by CRN’s Kevin McLaughlin, “Wolf thinks VMware ‘considerably strengthened’ its end-user computing portfolio by acquiring AirWatch.
- According to reports, Microsoft will name Satya Nadella as successor to current CEO Steve Ballmer. According to the same report, Bill Gates may be replaced as chairman of the company.
- AirWatch recently announced additional content management systems integration for Secure Content Locker as well as Professional Certification, which will be available for the first time at AirWatch Connect Barcelona. You can register for AirWatch Connect Barcelona here.
- Our friends at VMware recently introduced a nifty site dedicated to all things cloud. Welcome to Erdős. Cloud life. Elevated.
@AirWatch Tweet of the Week
@gunnarwb – oh Gunnar, and this was all BEFORE we had a Mobile portfolio, think what our oppty is, WITH a strong Mobile portfolio soon!
— Sanjay Poonen (@spoonen) January 29, 2014