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The growth in smartphone prices is causing a drop in sales, according to research from Telsyte which showed sales decreased 3 per cent in 2018 compared to the year prior. The research, Telsyte Australian Smartphone & Wearable Devices Market Study 2019, said 4.6 million smartphones were sold in the second

Consumers are holding off buying new smartphones in the hope their next device will be 5G compatible, according to new research from Telsyte. However, Apple bucked the trend and wearable devices also proved increasingly popular, according to the Australian study. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Android sales fell

Google Cloud

The looming threat of daily fines of up to 5 per cent of Alphabet’s worldwide revenue hasn’t scared away investors. Google’s parent company Alphabet reported its second quarter results overnight, just days after being slapped with $5 billion (AU$6.85 billion) antitrust fine from the EU which took aim at its

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The U.S President has attacked the European Union’s decision to fine Google AU$6.85 billion for illegal practices regarding its Android mobile operating system, which powers 80 per cent of mobile devices worldwide. Google’s CEO also hit back at the decision saying the ruling ignores the choice Android had created for

Ad safety company Pixalate has uncovered what it says is a ‘sophisticated’ mobile app fraud potentially costing advertisers up to $75 million a year if allowed to run unchecked. The company says it discovered that Android app MegaCast — which allows users to broadcast content to Google’s Chromecast — was

Apple Pay, Mobile Payments

The digital products offered by banks are becoming a key factor in customer acquisition and retention according to a study from Telsyte, which that found one in five Australian iPhone users are more likely to bank with a provider if it supports Apple Pay. This figure increases to 32 per cent

The Australian mobile phone market, including feature phones and smartphones, exceeded growth expectations as it shipped 2.16m mobile phones in 2017Q2 as compared to 1.83m during 2016Q2 representing a 18.4 per cent YoY growth. According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 2.06m handsets shipped were smartphones whilst

Google has taken a leaf out of the Apple Pay book with its recent Android Pay announcements, however that means it is likely to encounter many of the same challenges as it goes to market, say industry analysts Ovum. According to Gilles Ubaghs, Senior Analyst, Financial Services Technology at Ovum

Apple lost its leadership of the Australian tablet market in the first half of this year in terms of unit sales. But it remains clearly dominant when the dollars are tallied, capturing a 70 per cent share of the loot according to new research by Telsyte. And indeed Android’s moment

By 2015 Android will be the majority operating system in the world, accounting for more devices than all other personal device operating systems combined according to Gartner. Not bad really, given it didn’t exist only six years ago in any practical sense. Blackberry, iOS, Mac OS and even eventually Windows