Apple iPhone users receive iOS 6.0.1 upgrade

Apple iPhone users receive iOS 6.0.1 upgrade
Apple has rolled out an update for the iOS 6 operating system, which means improved mobile phone performance for many iPhone owners.The latest major upgrade to the American firm's software was available from September 20th in Australia, ahead of the iPhone 5 release on September 21st.This incremental update to version 6.0.1 will see some of the firmware bugs ironed out.Many iPhone owners had been experiencing…

Apple iOS market share falls in Australia

Apple iOS market share falls in Australia
Despite the release of the popular iPhone 5 handset, Apple iOS has lost market share in Australia.This software had 23.2 per cent of the customer base in the last week of September, just over a week after the iPhone 5 release, while 12 months earlier the American firm had 27.9 per cent.At the same time in the UK and US, iOS had significantly improved its…

Apple and Samsung make 106% of mobile phone industry profits

Apple and Samsung make 106% of mobile phone industry profits
Manufacturers Apple and Samsung are currently responsible for 106 per cent of the mobile phone industry's income, according to research by Canaccord Genuity.The companies are able to control this portion since other rival firms, such as Nokia, are making substantial losses.BlackBerry creators Research in Motion and Motorola, which was acquired by Google earlier this year, are also struggling to turn profits.Apple handsets, such as the…

LG Nexus 4 officially unveiled with Android Jelly Bean 4.2

LG Nexus 4 officially unveiled with Android Jelly Bean 4.2
Google and LG have officially unveiled the Nexus 4, after a number of rumours and leaks surrounding the much-anticipated mobile phone.The technology giant has already removed the handset's predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, from its Google Play store.As expected, the device will be powered by a newer version of the Google Android operating system – Jelly Bean 4.2.Many smartphone owners across Australia are still awaiting…

Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8 software with Live Apps

Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8 software with Live Apps
Microsoft has unveiled its new mobile phone operating system Windows Phone 8 (WP8).The technology giant is rivalling market leaders Apple iOS and Google Android smartphone software.Live Apps, which allows users to see the latest sports scores or social media updates without having to go into an application, is one of the main features.The Windows Store – Microsoft's answer to the App Store and Google Play…

Hurricane Sandy motivates Google LG Nexus 4 launch delay

Hurricane Sandy motivates Google LG Nexus 4 launch delay
The threat of Hurricane Sandy on the east coast of the United States has caused Google to postpone an event which was due to take place in New York City at 10:00 on October 29th (01:00 on October 30th, Sydney).A number of leaks and rumours suggest that the technology giant was due to unveil the LG Nexus 4 device, possibly along with an Android Jelly…

Samsung and Apple lead mobile phone sales boost

Samsung and Apple lead mobile phone sales boost
A 2.4 per cent boost to mobile phone sales in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the same time last year has been led by manufacturers Samsung and Apple, according to research from the International Data Corporation (IDC).Samsung sold 56.3 million units in the three-month period, as customers snapped up popular devices like the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Nexus.The South…

Exec confirms Android 4.2 for LG Nexus 4

Exec confirms Android 4.2 for LG Nexus 4
LG executive Amit Gujral reportedly confirmed that the Nexus 4 mobile phone will be powered by a new version of the Google operating system, Android Jelly Bean 4.2, in an interview with IBN Live.Many smartphone owners in Australia are still awaiting upgrades to version 4.1 of the software, which should improve device performance.There have been a number of leaks concerning the much-anticipated Nexus handset, including…