The mobile app market, currently still led by app trailblazer Apple, is continuing to grow at a rapid pace: according to new research from Gartner there will be nearly 46 billion mobile app downloads made this year, nearly double the 25 billion downloads in 2011. Among those downloads, free will continue to reign supreme: 89% of those downloads worldwide will cost nothing.
It’s time to break out the bubbly and party favors as Google has just achieved another major milestone. As Google now has 675,000 apps and games available in the Play Store, it can now lay claim to having over a whopping 25 billion downloads. This means as the number of Android users continues to trend upwards, so too the number of downloads in the Play Store.
Today Instagram and Waze came to the Windows Phone platform, bringing two applications to Microsoft's smartphone venture that it has long lacked.
Microsoft also released a set of numbers that outline the platform's growth, and yet modest size.
Buried in its MWC slides, Microsoft announced that it now serves 4 million application downloads daily from the Windows Store, the application marketplace for Windows 8.x. Four million downloads per day works out to 120 million per month, or around 1.4 billion per year. The number essentially slipped past the larger media radar -- props to wind8apps!
I know it isn't an app, and it just points to a directory. It points to /storage/sdcard0/downloads. I set my aqua mail to download to that exact location, but after i download a .jpg (or any file) then open the Downloads app it says "No downloads".
Yes the Downloads app used to work, but I have no idea how I made it not work.
During downloads, the top command shows the Firefox process at 100% CPU. Yesterday I tried to download an .iso image. After a few hours the Firefox window would not refresh nor would it respond to input. I tried the wget command. It used negligible CPU time and completed in 28 minutes.
This problem is easy to reproduce because it happens every time I download a file in Firefox.