HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition Ships April 15, Galaxy S5 MIA

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The all new HTC One (M8) is now official and readily available, however those who love the smartphone but want a stock Android 4.4 KitKat experience, Google has you covered. As expected Google and HTC announced the all new HTC One (M8) will be available in a Google Play Edition. Offering the same smartphone and […]

Why the New HTC One Google Play Edition is Worth Waiting For

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Last year Google finally delivered something many Android enthusiasts and smartphone fans have been waiting for, and that was flagship smartphones running stock Android. It started with the Google Play Edition Galaxy S4 running stock vanilla Android as Google designs it, rather than completely changed and customized by Samsung with its own TouchWiz user interface. […]

Free Android Apps, Games and Books Celebrate Google Play Birthday

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Earlier this week we started hearing chatter about Google offering games, apps, movies, books, magazines and more all for free or heavily discounted on the Google Play Store. The reason for the deals is to celebrate a birthday. Today the Google Play Store turns two years old. Originally known as the Android Market, which has […]

5 Flappy Bird Replacements To Keep You Frustrated

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The hit iOS and Android game Flappy Bird was a huge and nearly instant success that disappeared almost as quick as it arrived on the scene. After huge success with hundreds of thousands of angry mobile gamers and tweets the developer removed Flappy Bird from iTunes and the Google Play Store. Being extremely simple to […]

Google Play Movies & TV for iOS Now Available for Playback

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Google has released an iOS version of its Google Play & TV App that allows iOS users to play video content purchased on the Google Play Store. Before you head to the Google Play Store on your iOS device to rent a movie though, do note that you can’t rent or purchase content through the […]

Best Nexus 5 Cases

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Cases are a dime a dozen these days with a flagship device like the Nexus 5, and there are far too many cases and skins to count. Not to mention a few more launch almost every week or two that claim to offer something different, or better protection. Even though the case options aren’t as […]

Moto X Features Improve with Google Play Updates

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Motorola has been busy improving the Moto X smartphone, as well as any Moto device as of late, but not how you’d expect them to. Taking a different approach than most, Motorola’s added key aspects of its new devices to the Google Play Store, allowing them to update the software on the fly, rather than […]

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition Arrives to Challenge Nexus 7

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This morning we reported on some exciting news that Google was preparing to offer Google Edition tablets on the Play Store running stock Android, just like they did earlier this year with the Galaxy S4 and HTC One, and it’s now official. LG and Google just announced the LG G Pad 8.3-inch flagship tablet as […]

$25 Google Play Credit When You Buy a Nexus 7 Online

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If you’re thinking about adding a Nexus 7 Tablet to your holiday wish list, Google is getting into the holiday discount card spirit with a new offer that might entice you. The offer is a simple one. Buy a Nexus 7 Tablet and get $25 in Google Play credit to use for purchasing Apps, Movies, or […]

Samsung Giving $50 Google Play Credit to Galaxy Note 3 Owners

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Samsung is already in the giving mood for the holiday season. If you’re a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owner, Samsung is giving away a $50 credit on the Google Play Store. Sorry, the offer is only valid in the US. The offer is positioned as both a thank you to current Galaxy Note 3 customers […]

Can Android Save BlackBerry?

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While BlackBerry 10.x devices can run a number of Android apps through an emulator, it looks like Google may be lending BlackBerry a lifeline. As the Canadian smartphone-maker is courting potential suitors to sell off its hardware business, it looks like Google may be a quiet and complicit partner to at least helping BlackBerry succeed. […]

Motorola Camera App Hits Google Play, Brings Updates Without Carriers

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This morning Motorola issued an update to the Moto X that is delivering some serious improvements to the camera, only we’ve seen this update before. Arriving for the Moto X on multiple carriers was a recent update, which included multiple camera fixes and improvements. Today though, following in Google’s footsteps, Motorola released the app and […]

Nexus 10 Out of Stock on Google Play as New Nexus 10 Release Nears

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Recently the Nexus 5 has been getting all the attention, following the Nexus 7 taking center stage when it was announced earlier this year, but that isn’t all Google has planned. Most likely we’ll get a refreshed ASUS Nexus 10 along with the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat, even though the details on said […]

Google Play Store 4.4 Update Rolling Out Now, KitKat Up Next

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Over the past two or three weeks we’ve seen Google update every one of its major applications on Android. From YouTube, Gmail, Hangouts, Maps and more, and now the latest one is the Google Play Store. Last week we shared details regarding a brand new slightly redesigned Google Play Store, and today it’s officially hitting […]

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 […]