April mobile news round-up: only 334 million smartphones sold in Q1

April mobile news round-up decline in smartphone sales after 20 years!

Q1 2016 was historic for the mobile industry: for the first time since 1996, smartphone sales were in decline.  But with over 334 million smartphones sold during the period, it's nothing to be too grim about. Mature economies have reached smartphone saturation and emerging markets will more than likely compensate for it.  In other news, Alipay and Amazon are trying to catch up with PayPal and the digital streaming market in Asia is as heated as it has ever been.

Check out the full summary of April below and let us know if we missed anything!

General mobile

Payments

E-commerce

Digital content

Gaming