Verizon is hoping to add some value for its customers by helping them rate the value of the apps they run on their smartphones. Rather than rating apps based on things like graphics or usability for a certain task, Verizon is looking at qualities that may affect the overall ownership experience. Major areas that are assessed include battery drain and data usage along with some other factors. Verizon makes a couple lists available, one that assesses top Google Play apps and another that highlights apps they find especially worrisome. Read more
Android users on the T-mobile network may be in for a shock, as a sudden and violent drop in battery life appears to be sweeping across the board. There is a thread on the T-mobile forums addressing the issue, but employees seem to be at a loss. There is a suspicion that changes to the 2G/3G data modes may be the culprit, though T-mobile needs any and all input from users experiencing issues. If this is, in fact, an issue with the network, it may be some time before T-mobile sees a resolution. If you’re one of the unlucky few, let us know in the comments below!