Most smartphone users download this many apps per month: zero

In summer of 2008, Apple introduced another game-changer that would affect the way people used smartphones moving forward – the iPhone App Store. This has now contributed to the global consciousness about apps, and Google saw that this was the only way to go to peddle its apps as well through the Android Market, concluding in the current incarnation of the Google Play Store. But why does comScore’s new data point to a staggering truth – that most smartphone users average ZERO app downloads in a month?

HTC ‘Flounder’ gets WiFi certified, next Nexus tablet?

There have been three tablets in Google’s line of Nexus devices – the latest being ASUS’ Nexus 7. Recently, more and more evidence points to the next tablet on the list, the Nexus 9 (seriously, what’s up with the naming convention Google?), will most likely be a device made by HTC, and this newly WiFi-certified device – code name HTC “Flounder” or “Volantis” – is looking more and more like it.

Brazilian retailer comes out with new Moto X+1 listings

The website of Brazilian retailer Livraria Logos is becoming notorious for its Moto X+1 leaks, which – if you’ve been living without Internet for the past few months – is of course the code name for the new Motorola flagship device. The new Moto X listings are back on their website though, giving us at least decent info about the new device.

Samsung teases Galaxy Note 4 handwriting features

September 3 is the day, and we’re pretty sure all of you Samsung Galaxy Note fans have that permanently marked on your calendar already – it’s the day we get to see the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. But here is a short video coming from the South Korean gadget giant teasing about what most people should like about the new Galaxy Note.

Stop the presses! Top 5 news readers for Android

Thanks to the Internet and mobile devices, we live in a world where we get an almost never-ending flow of news available at our fingertips. So much so that now our problem is how to best handle that flood of information rushing towards us. News readers have become not just our source but also our filter and our shield, not just letting us choose the news and topics that we do want while keeping others at bay, they also give a bit of a visual flair to those bits of information, making the reading experience more pleasurable and engaging. Here are our top 5 picks for news readers on Android.

Clear solar panels foreshadow self-charging mobile devices

One of the biggest issues for all Android devices on the market today is run time. People are away from homes and outlets for long periods of time and keeping their devices charged up and running is a big challenge. While some devices allow for swappable batteries, others require external batteries to keep running. One bit of tech that could mean longer run times for devices in the future are solar panels.

VidOn Box runs a custom version of Android XBMC

A new Android XBMC powered set top box is up for pre-order called the VidOn Box. One of the big features of this set top box is that it has a low price with pre-orders underway for $49 right now. The device can run Android apps along with a custom version of the XBMC called VidOn Media Center.
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