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Thanks to Oppo, ZTE, HTC, Sony and Huawei, Android share in Australia increased from 54.5 per cent to 58.2 per cent in the last year - not a bad little bump. But with the launch of the iPhone 7, iOS managed to claw back market share - from 33 per cent to 37.1 per cent since August this year.

And in the Australian Apple Vs Android race, Windows phone is still the banana. Only 2.3 per cent of Aussies use a Windows phone.

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Opinion: PayPal is the latest company to join a long list to ditch support for the “fringe” phone operating systems: Microsoft’s Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon’s Fire OS. This decision comes on the heels of Microsoft’s announcement of getting rid of a further 1,850 jobs, most of them from what remains of the staff that came to Microsoft from its acquisition of Nokia.

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A few years after taking a $US900 million slug on the bold failure that was the Surface RT tablet, Microsoft has suffered another painful hit in its devices portfolio. The company is cutting approximately 1850 jobs around the world and taking a $US950 million impairment charge on its smartphone hardware business, and this marks effectively the final nail in the coffin of the once powerful Nokia.