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Bank Companion Mobile Banking Software is now Available for All Android Smartphones
Integration with Android is part of Bank Companion’s ongoing commitment to making its mobile banking software available across all mobile channels and devices, including Smartphones and Tablet PCs.
New Jersey: November 22, 2010 – Bank Companion, a global provider of mobile banking software to banks, community banks and credit unions around the world today announced integration with Android Smartphones for its industry leading mobile banking software platform.
A report from Gartner reveals that Android’s global mobile market share has jumped to 25.5%, putting it in the number two slot just behind Apple’s OS. The report goes on to note the 20.5 million Android devices sold in Q3 2010 alone. A year ago, that number was a mere 1.5 million. The Android operating system is also poised to capture 15% of the tablet PC market in 2011, according to IMS Research. IMS reports that at least 15 different suppliers are currently planning to sell Android-based tablets next year, including heavyweights such as Cisco, Dell, Motorola, Samsung, Acer, OpenPeak and Viewsonic. The firm also projects Android's share of the tablet market to steadily grow to more than 28% by the end of 2015.
Commenting on Bank Companion’s availability on Android Smartphones and Tablet PCs, John Rovito, Bank Companion’s Senior Director for Sales & Marketing stated:
“Google’s Android operating system is growing at lightning speed. The top four carriers nationwide all offer Android-based devices, with the Sprint HTC EVO 4G and the Droid series of smartphones on Verizon Wireless undisputed successes. While Apple is still the master of creating buzz for its devices, Android is making huge strides in that area with more than 70,000 applications and counting in Android Market. With Bank Companion now available on Android-based smartphones, financial institutions are assured that their mobile banking offering is able to reach the widest possible population of potential users.”
About Bank Companion
Bank Companion is an industry-leading mobile banking platform that enables banks, community banks and credit unions to provide their customers with 24/7, anytime anywhere banking. Bank Companion gives financial institutions a competitive edge by integrating state-of-the-art technology with a host of innovative mobile marketing and advertising features. The result is a secure and scalable platform that helps your organization to increase loyalty, acquire new customers, cross-sell products plus much more. Bank Companion is brought to you by ZSL, Inc, a global provider of software and technology services to the banking and financial sector. (www.zsl.com). Headquartered in Edison, NJ, the company currently employs more than 3500 IT consultants worldwide. Additional offices include: the U.K. Canada, France, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, and India.