Over 500,000 people have tried Facebook Home, but how many of them actually kept it?

Over 500,000 people have tried Facebook Home, but how many of them actually kept it?

According to TechCrunch, who has been keeping an eye on Facebook Home’s entry in Google’s Play Store, over half a million people have given the app a go. It took an astounding nine days to reach that milestone. Many thought it would happen much faster.

Rumor: The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will be available in three versions in early Q3

Rumor: The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will be available in three versions in early Q3

Samsung’s 2013 flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, is likely going to be the best selling Android smartphone of the year. That being said, some of you don’t like big phones. I used to be one of those people, but then I got a Note II and my world got turned upside-down.

Video: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 versus the iPad mini, it’s not as easy as you’d think

Video: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 versus the iPad mini, it’s not as easy as you’d think

Announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in February, the Galaxy Note 8.0 has recently started shipping in both the United States and Europe. When I heard that it was going to cost $399, I immediately dismissed the device as a complete waste of money, especially since you can get a 3G enabled Nexus 7 for less.

HTC announces the Desire L in Taiwan, and it looks like a One X with a chiseled jaw

HTC announces the Desire L in Taiwan, and it looks like a One X with a chiseled jaw

HTC, for reasons I can’t understand, just announced a phone in Taiwan called the Desire L. It has a 4.3 inch screen that pushes 800 x 480 pixels, it has a dual core 1 GHz processor from an unknown chip vendor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 5 megapixel camera. The battery weighs in at 1,800 mAh, which should be OK for a device that small.

Shocker: Google Glass runs on Android

Shocker: Google Glass runs on Android

I’ve been describing Google Glass to friends and family as a “smartphone that’s attached to your head”, and it looks like Larry Page, the CEO of Google, just confirmed my suspicions. During Google’s financial results earning call today, he said, and I quote:

“Obviously, Glass runs on Android, so [Android] has been pretty transportable across devices, and I think that will continue.”

A future version of Android will likely have Apple “Game Center” like features

A future version of Android will likely have Apple “Game Center” like features

Remember going to the arcades as a kid and racking up a high score? The game you were playing would ask you for your name, and it would then display it for posterity until someone else came to take your crown.

Google’s Q1 2013 financials are out, advertising was responsible for 93% of their revenues

Google’s Q1 2013 financials are out, advertising was responsible for 93% of their revenues

When Facebook Home came out, some people freaked out at the idea of seeing ads on their home screen. They pointed at Facebook and called them an evil company that just wants to shove sponsored throats down your throat and collect your data.

Rumor: Expect to see a flood of Intel powered Android tablet/laptop hybrids land in Q3

Rumor: Expect to see a flood of Intel powered Android tablet/laptop hybrids land in Q3

If the following rumor is true, expect Microsoft to be furious: According to DigiTimes, Intel is pretty upset with Windows 8’s performance, so they’re trying to convince computer makers to make Android tablet/laptop hybrids.

Rumor: The HTC M4 will start shipping in June, and it’ll have a “metal-alloy chassis”

Rumor: The HTC M4 will start shipping in June, and it’ll have a “metal-alloy chassis”

Before I get to this story, I want to point out that there are different interpretations of any given given English word depending on the country you’re in. According to DigiTimes, the HTC M4, which can best be thought of as the Facebook phone minus Facebook Home, will have a “metal-alloy chassis“.

ZTE celebrates 500 million phones sold, says they’ll focus on boutique devices from here on

ZTE celebrates 500 million phones sold, says they’ll focus on boutique devices from here on

ZTE has just published a press release saying the company has sold more than 500 million mobile phones. The company has been making phones for 15 years, so it’s about damn time they hit that milestone. For reference, Nokia, in their prime, used to easily ship more than 100 million mobile phones every three months.