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This Week in Mobile

“Top up” your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry so you can keep your finger on the pulse. Here’s This Week in Mobile: Volume 20.


Here at Fueled, a design and development company based in New York and London, we are obsessed with everything that happens in mobile, be it rumors of iPhone hardware, delectable Android updates or new apps we love.

Every Friday, we’d like to help you “top up” your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry so you can keep your finger on the pulse. Here’s This Week in Mobile: Volume 20.

Motorola to Lenovo


Yesterday, we learned that Google is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, for $2.91 million. Google will retain ownership of a majority of Motorola's patents, while the rest will go to Lenovo. CEO Yang Yuanqing stated that he is confident that the Chinese company will be able to turn Motorola's fortunes around. via The Verge

Android Report


This week, a report was published highlighting Android's shipment figures for 2013. The report showed that the Android platform accounted for 79% of global smartphone shipments. However, the platform grew in 2013 at it's slowest rate yet. via TechCrunch

Apple Patent


Yesterday, the US Patent and Trademark office published an Apple patent that outlines a device with built-in pressure sensors. The technology signals a move by Apple to improve touchscreen sensitivity for enhanced UI navigation. Exciting! via Apple Insider

WunWun WinWin


Our pal in the Fueled Collective, WunWun announced this week that its expanding to Brooklyn. The delivery service has only operated in Manhattan since its November 2012 launch. Park Slopers, don't get too excited: the service is only operating in Williamsburg and Dumbo for now. Pricing in Brooklyn will be similar to Manhattan, but an extra $10 will be added to deliveries between the two boroughs. via Forbes



Happy Chinese New Year! Everyone's favorite (or least favorite) app, Uber celebrated the Lunar New Year in a big way. The private car service let users hire a lion dance troupe on demand on Wednesday in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Singapore. via TNW

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