Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Mar 2012 21:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Because I've been spending days browsing through XDA, reading CM changelogs, and flashing nightly builds, I'm still in an Android state of mind, so excuse me for more talk on the subject. An interesting study has been performed which found that advertisements in Android applications are a huge battery drain - they account for up to 75% of an application's battery usage.
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RE[2]: Thorny situation
by bouhko on Wed 21st Mar 2012 10:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Thorny situation"
bouhko
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It's even more amazing if you put the price of apps in perspective. Most (android) apps/games are 1-3$. It's the price of a coffee and yet a lot of people aren't willing to pay even if they use the app a lot.

The ad-supported business model has created a "software should be free (as in beer)" environment. Because of this, software vendors need to find new ways to monetize their software which are :
a) more ads
b) user data analysis

I think it's kind of sad. I would be the first one to pay a monthly fee to remove ads (and personal data mining) from Google and their services.

My hope is that the advance of easy micro-payment will allow for more services to propose ads removal for a small fee. The Android market is a good step in this direction because it's usually very easy to buy the full version without having to enter credit card information each time. (This raise some security concerns as well though)

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