Play Store

Google Fit now available via the Play Store

Google Fit now available via the Play Store

With Apple’s HealthKit, we were promised a core app in Health that would give us insight on our overall wellbeing, based on apps that worked with the platform. though HealthKit had a rough start, it’s here, and when used properly, not all that bad a take on your health and fitness stats. Google previously announced their own health platform in Google Fit, which aims to do the exact same thing HealthKit does — just for Android. Google has now published their app to the Play Store, and it’s compatible with just about every Android phone around.

Continue Reading

Nexus Player now available to order via Google Play

Nexus Player now available to order via Google Play

Google’s answer to Roku, Amazon fire TV, and Apple TV — the Nexus Player — is in stock and ready for purchase via Google Play. The player, which is the first to offer Android TV on a broad scale, is Google’s latest play for your living room space. Offering up a central hub for your media consumption and streaming, Nexus Player is also a great device for more casual gaming. Voice command via the remote could also have you pushing less buttons.

Continue Reading

Nexus Player missing FCC certification, removed from Google Play Store

Nexus Player missing FCC certification, removed from Google Play Store

Nexus Player, Google's first and just announced set-top box, went up on the U.S. Play Store for pre-order just yesterday, but has already been taken down. The reason? Apparently the device has yet to be certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and as a result is not permitted to be sold in the U.S. just yet.

Continue Reading

Pre-order your Nexus 9 from Google, Best Buy, or HTC

Pre-order your Nexus 9 from Google, Best Buy, or HTC

Ready for the Nexus 9? Google’s answer to the iPad mini is now available for pre-order! Branded as one “for mover’s and makers”, the Nexus 9 has arrived on the Play Store, with all options listed. The full compliment of official accessories — the keyboard folio and various “origami” stands — are also listed, but are noted as “coming soon”. If you’re not interested in add-ons, you might be able to find the Nexus 9 you want, but some options are missing.

Continue Reading

Google Play may let you “try before you buy” soon

Google Play may let you “try before you buy” soon

Android users: Would you be more likely to pay for an app if you got to try it out first? According to a new report, Google is banking that you will. A program, designed to let you try an app out before downloading a paid version, is reportedly being imagined within the walls at Google. The goal is to boost Play Store revenues, making the platform more enticing to Developers. Also, the report says in testing the apps ahead of downloading, we may save on data consumption on our carrier plans.

Continue Reading

Google: Android Devs must respond to customers

Google: Android Devs must respond to customers

If you’ve ever reached out to a Developer of an app and been ignored, you’ll like this update to the Play Store. Now, those Devs who have paid users reaching out to them must respond within three days of receipt of the email. Google is also making it easier for Developers to reach out across the pond and sell their wares in Europe.

Continue Reading

Google Play will soon list in-app purchase price range

Google Play will soon list in-app purchase price range

After coming under fire for lax in-app purchase standards, Google has taken steps to ensure clarity on the topic. After first making strides to shore-up the need for your password when making purchases, Google is now going to be a bit more upfront about their in-app purchasing practices.

Continue Reading

Google Play Store refund window really is 2 hours now

Google Play Store refund window really is 2 hours now

We can finally put this rumor to rest. After previous speculation and random reports about Google's new app refund policy, the Android maker has officially extended its refund timeout for Play Store app purchases to two hours, giving buyers enough time to test out apps and most especially games.

Continue Reading

Malware blocking app mysteriously pulled from Play Store

Malware blocking app mysteriously pulled from Play Store

In a time when identity theft and information pinching is prevalent, it seems salient that you’d want something that could protect you from being tracked without your knowledge. Disconnect Mobile does just that, blocking you from being tracked or fed potentially malicious ads. Once removed from the Play Store, Disconnect Mobile came back last night. The return didn’t last long, as Google kicked them out in a few short hours.

Continue Reading

Google agrees to refund millions in unauthorized IAPs

Google agrees to refund millions in unauthorized IAPs

The US Federal Trade Commission has just announced that Google has agreed to settle the complaint brought against it by the agency regarding the unfair and unauthorized billing of mobile subscribers via the dreaded in-app purchases setup. As part of that settlement, Google will be refunding those purchases, which amounts to a minimum of $19 million.

Continue Reading

Study shows we don’t do one basic thing with our smartphones

Study shows we don’t do one basic thing with our smartphones

Of all the things we can do with our smartphones, a new study points out we’re not doing the most obvious. You can change the channel on your TV, watch a movie, and even get turn-by-turn directions to just about anywhere. Still, we’re not doing that one thing that can make all that worthwhile, or possibly functional at all.

Continue Reading

Is Verizon really going to have their own Android app store? [Update]

Is Verizon really going to have their own Android app store? [Update]

Is it a good idea to have an Android app store that sidesteps the Play Store? We may be on the verge of finding out. A new report suggests the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon, is about to create their own app portal for Android apps. Already content to slip a few homegrown apps on the phones they offer, Verizon may be taking it one step further.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9