Nexus 5 Release Imminent: Price and Details Arrive from Google

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According to a posting on Google, the Nexus 5 price is set at $349 without a contract and the new Nexus smartphone will come in two sizes, which means users can likely purchase the Nexus 5 32GB for $399. While the Nexus 5 release date is not yet here, this is a good sign that […]

Google Needs Better Play Store Management as Fake BBM Apps Confuse Customers

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Ahead of when the BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, app is slated to debut for Android customers tomorrow, September 21, Google’s Play Store already lists at least a handful of BBM apps. While there are always third-party knock-offs or similarly named apps listed in the Play Store many times, the situation with the BBM app highlights […]

Google Play Games Brings Game Center Features To Android

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Today Google announced a new app for Android smartphones and tablets that brings some of the features of Apple’s Game Center to Android smartphones and tablets. The new Google Play Games app for Android lets users keep track of the latest games on Android and keep up with the games their friends are playing, similar […]

Google Play to Take on Amazon & iBooks, Lock Users In

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Just ahead of another back-to-school season for college and university students in America, Google has announced that it will add text books to its Google Play Store. Google announced the new content today along with a refreshed Nexus 7 tablet and Android 4.3. The new text-book area of the Google Play Store will complement the new […]

New Google Play Store Design Boosts Usability

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Android and Google hardware users now have a more streamlined interface from which to purchase music, books and Nexus devices: a redesigned Google Play Store. The new interface, which is available today, follows many of the style guidelines used in the redesigns of other Google services in the past. That includes the color based individual store […]

How to Fix Google Play Apps Won’t Download Error RPC:S-5:AEC-0

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Google Play error [RPC:S-5:AEC-0] is an annoying error message Android users see when Google Play apps won’t download. If Google Play won’t download app updates or even install new apps, this error message is what most users will see. The Google Play error [RPC:S-5:AEC-0] shows up on Android 4.0 and higher and commonly appears after an […]

Google Sells Out of 8 GB White Nexus 4

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It appears that Google’s marketing of the white version of the Nexus 4 as a limited edition is truly just that–limited. The Google Play Store is now listing the 8 GB variant of the white Nexus 4 flagship phone as being sold out, though the black models are still available as is the 16 GB […]

HTC One Deal Offers $25 in Google Play Credit

The HTC One mini display won't be as nice as the HTC One's.

HTC is sweetening a variety of HTC One deals by including a $25 credit for the HTC One with any new device purchased in the U.S. between now and July 15th. This HTC One bonus is applicable to any carrier offering the HTC One and from any retailer that sells it, including Amazon, Walmart, Radio […]

Google Updates Play Magazines App with new Interface

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Android users who rely on the Google Play Store to get their fill of the latest editions of the favorite periodicals will be greeted by a new user interface the next time they open the application. The updated Google Play Magazines, which is available to download right now, includes a complete overhaul of the app’s […]

Google Targets Spotify, Pandora with Google Play Music All Access

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Starting soon, Android users will be able to listen to their favorite music with Google Play Music All Access, the new Google subscription music service. According to today’s announcements Google Play Music All Access will allow users of Android devices to stream music directly to their Android powered phones and tablets for the $9.99 a […]

Google Games: Multiplayer Gaming, Cloud Saves Come to Android (Video)

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Today at Google I/O Google announced its new Google Play Game Services which will bring cloud saves, achievements, leaderboards and easier multiplayer to Android games. The new Games Services in the Google Play Store will bring a lot of the features of Apple’s Game Center and iCloud service to Android devices. With the new features […]

Google Makes Updating Through Google Play a Store Requirement

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Android apps that users download and buy in the Google Play Store can only receive upgrades through the Google Play going forward. The change, which only recently appeared as part of the Google Play Developer Content Policy makes it clear that using the Google Play store to initially distribute an application and then update itself, won’t be […]

iPhone & iPad Apps Generate Revenue, Google Play Delivers Downloads

If the iPhone 5S is a minimal upgrade, can it compete with the Samsung Galaxy S4?

According to quarterly results released by research firm Canalys, developers looking to generate revenues directly from people purchasing their apps should keep their eye on the iOS App Store, while developers looking to get access to more eyeballs for in-app advertising should look towards Google’s Play Store. According to the firm’s App Interrogator research, Apple’s […]

New Leaked Google Play Store UI May Hint at the Future of Android

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A new version of the Google Play Store had leaked, and Droid-life had installed the new storefront, which takes us to a major version 4.0 upgrade, that shows a more refined UI and may hint at the future direction of Android. Potentially, given the timing of the leaked Play Store, Google may have future changes planned […]

Google Replacing Google Reader With Play News Subscription?

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Google had announced that it is cancelling its Google Reader RSS service effective July 1, 2013 with faithful news junkies hoping that Google would reverse course. However, when one door closes, another opens, and in the case of Google it looks like this will be the perfect opportunity to expand the Play Store franchise with […]

Free iPhone Apps Might Be Riskier Than Android Counterparts

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According to a newly released study on application security, free iPhone apps are more likely to access your personal information. This information comes by way of a report by research firm Appthority, which attempts to give a comprehensive look at real world scenarios that could compromise computer networks in the workplace. Their App Reputation Report found that after […]

Get $50 In Google Play Credit with Motorola Android Phones

Score $50 in Google Play Store credit with the purchase of a Motorola Smartphone.

Shoppers can score $50 in Google Play Store credit with the purchase of a Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR HD MAXX, Droid M and a dozen other popular Motorola Android smartphones. The Google Play Store credit deal runs through March 4th, and it is not tied to purchases on Motorola or a specific carrier. Motorola […]

Motorola X Phone Pegged for Summer Launch on Verizon for $300

Google may continue the friendly Motorola, Verizon friendship with an X Phone announcement.

Motorola’s much-rumored X Phone is expected to be available for consumer purchase this summer and at least one leak has it that the device will be available on July 8th on Verizon’s 4G LTE network in the U.S. for the price of just under $300 with a two-year contract. The smartphone has been rumored with […]

Google Play Now Uses Google+ Profiles For Reviews

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The Google Play Store now uses Google+ profile information to attach real names and photos to app reviews according to a TechCrunch report. Now users who want to leave a review of an app in the Play Store will need to use their real name and photo to comment. Older reviews won’t carry a user’s […]

LG Nexus 4 Selling for over $700 on eBay

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The LG Nexus 4 remains out of stock in the Google Play Store and eBay shoppers are paying a premium of up to twice the retail value for the Nexus 4. On eBay shoppers looking to buy the LG Nexus 4 won’t score any deals with sellers asking as much as $1,749 for a Buy […]