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Google, Oracle and Verizon were making big waves last week while the explosive growth of mobile marches on.

Mobile data traffic growing 10x faster than voice

Ericsson reports that mobile data traffic is growing 10x faster than voice and smartphones now represent 19 percent of all phones shipped. Mobile data traffic was nearly 225,000 terabytes per month in Q2.

Google Introduces Voice Actions to Android, competing with Apple’s Siri

Google has been bus beefing up it’s voice command functionality and appears to have better integrated, if not more robust, functionality than Apple when it comes to voice. Perhaps this will get Apple to move more quickly on Siri integration.

Oracle sues Google over Android, Google says lawsuit is “baseless”

Oracle claims that Google’s Android OS is violating patents that the company holds. At issue is the use of the Dalvik virtual machine that powers Android. Some are speculating that patent lawsuits were a big draw for Oracle in the acquisition of Sun. Google of course is claiming that the Oracle suit is “baseless”. Sometimes open is not really open.

Google and Verizon threaten Net Neutrality?

In what Google says is an effort to avoid government regulation it has reached an agreement with Verizon that would allow wireless networks to selectively slow content over wireless networks. Many fear that this will create an unfair advantage for larger companies who can afford to pay for faster delivery.

Survey Says: 34 Percent Of AT&T iPhone Owners Are Waiting To Switch To Verizon

There are a lot of iPhone users and iPhone wannabe’s waiting for Apple to announce a Verizon compatible phone. As an aside, Apple could really screw AT&T if the new (rumored) CDMA phone fixes the antenna problem but the 3G phone remains unchanged. That would effectively kill the AT&T offering. Not sure why they’d do such a thing, but it is interesting to think about.

jQuery Mobile: Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets

This should bolster the mobile web as an application development platform. jQuery says that a mobile framework is now under development and scheduled for a late 2010 release. jQuery is an incredibly popular JavaScript toolkit whose mantra is “write less, do more”. One interesting note with the announcement of jQuery mobile framework is that they seem to have decided to define styles that are very iOS-like. Hopefully these will be relatively simple to re-style.

In the world of mobile, a lot can happen in a week. To help me keep track, I am starting a new series called Mobile Monday. Each Monday, I will highlight interesting mobile news and topics that surfaced during the previous week.

RIM to Launch “BlackPad” Tablet in November

Bloomberg reported that RIM is planning to release a tablet device this November to compete with iPad. In typical RIM fashion, they plan to offer a slide-out keyboard (sounds awkward). They also plan to provide front- and rear-facing cameras for video conferencing in an attempt to one-up the iPad. The BlackPad will run on RIM’s latest Blackberry OS 6.0.

Verizon’s 3G customers consume more data than AT&T’s

In a study conducted by Validas, it was found that the average data consumption for non-Blackberry Verizon smartphones was 421MB per month, compared to the 338MB per month consumed by AT&T iPhone users.

SAP Employee Unveils Prototype “Augment Reality” for the Enterprise

The potential for Augmented Reality applications married to business data are large. Timo Elliott of SAP created a mockup of some potential uses for AR connected to SAP’s database. Information from SAP is overlayed on the user’s screen based on their location and where the phone’s camera is aimed.

Augment Reality prototype from SAP

Story from Read Write Web
Timo Eliott’s original post

Yankee Group Releases Stats on Smartphone Loyalty

The Yankee Group produced some interesting stats on the smartphone market:

– 77 percent of iPhone owners intend to buy another Apple phone
– 23 percent of RIM owners plan to buy an Apple iPhone
– 36 percent of Google-branded Android phone owners say they plan to buy an iPhone

Google Dominates Mobile Search

According to Pingdom, Google now has 98.29% of the mobile search market, up from 95.58% one year ago.

Ballmer Admits Apple’s Winning the Tablet Game (duh)

Last week in a financial analysts meeting, Steve Ballmer admitted that Apple is selling more iPads than he would like. Ballmer says that Microsoft’s answer to the iPad is Windows 7 on a slate (Full story from the Loop). Ballmer’s assertion that the Windows OS is the answer to tablets caused some to question whether he “gets it”.

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