Inquiry into Aussie mobile phone app purchases

Inquiry into Aussie mobile phone app purchases
The Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CCAAC) has announced that it will be conducting an inquiry into mobile phone application purchasing in Australia.The organisation will be gathering information about the buying process, in order to ensure that consumers are well-informed about prices.Smartphone owners in the country are able to download tools and games from the associated store.Those with an Apple iPhone can browse the App…

Samsung Galaxy S3 sales hit 30m

Samsung Galaxy S3 sales hit 30m
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has racked up global sales of 30 million since its release in May this year.The Android-powered smartphone still seems to be selling well, despite the recent release of its biggest competitor, the iPhone 5.Apple's latest device was released on September 21st, and the American firm sold five million units in the opening weekend.One of the S3's main attractions may be the…

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…