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 […]

LG Nexus 4 Shipped to Early Buyers

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The LG Nexus 4 is on the way to customers lucky enough to place an order for the Nexus 4 on November 13th. Yesterday Google showed preparing for shipment, with an estimated shipping date of November 15th, and as of this morning multiple reports show that the Nexus 4 shipped and is in the hands of UPS. […]

LG Nexus 4 Shipping November 15th

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The LG Nexus 4 is shipping on November 15th to users that were able to order the LG Nexus 4 from the Google Play store on Tuesday November 13th. With two-day shipping, users can expect to get their hands on the LG Nexus 4 as early as Monday November 19th, unless users are lucky enough […]

Google Page Confirms Google Play Gift Cards, Users Can’t Use Them Yet

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Google’s rumored Google Play gift cards are real, the company just isn’t talking about the cards just yet, it seems. While Google hasn’t made an official announcement for the gift cards, it does have an official Google Play gift card web page which gives a few details about the cards. The top of the page […]

Google Play Gift Cards Spotted, Coming Soon

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Android fans will soon have to chance to buy gift cards for the Google Play Store. According to Android Central, the gift cards are already made, Google just needs to distribute them to retailers. The gift cards are good for anything in the Google Play Store. That includes apps, music, movies, and potentially even devices […]

Tablified Market HD is The Best Way To Find Nexus 7 Apps

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“How do I find Nexus 7 apps and Android tablet apps?” This is a common question from readers who just purchased a Nexus 7. As the Nexus 7 gains popularity users are looking for Android tablet apps optimized for the larger display, but the Google Play store does a poor job of organizing apps. After […]

How to Password Protect Google Play Purchases on the Nexus 7

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Because the Nexus 7 is affordable, small and relatively durable it makes for a great tablet to share with the entire family, including younger users who can easily run up a high bill in the Google Play store. Reader Mara bought the Nexus 7 for her 5-year old son to use, and wants to make sure […]

The Nexus 7: Google Has a Game Changer

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Most folks who follow my mobile and Tablet blogging here know that I really enjoy the iPad experience. Some (including my wife) say I enjoy it far too much. I’ve owned every edition since the original. Contrary to what the platform zealots believe, I’ve always been eager to take a look at what else comes […]