16 GB Black Nexus 5 Sold Out

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The 16 GB black version of Google’s latest Nexus 5 flagship has proven to be the most popular variant of the phone as the Play Store is now listing that particular model as being sold out. Other variants include the 16 GB white model, and the 32 GB black and white models, with all those […]

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. […]

Nexus 5 Announcement Tipped to Arrive Today (Update)

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With Google’s Nexus 5 smartphone and Android 4.4 KitKat still leaking by the hour, we’re getting another round of leaks and release details this evening. With the release date still up in the air, and a potential announcement coming soon, another round of images have appeared today. Courtesy of Twitter user @GavinPhelan12 we’re getting a […]

Google Play Store Changes Prepare For Nexus 5 Launch

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If the latest tips, reports, and suggestions are correct Google will be unveiling the new Nexus 5 smartphone and Android 4.4 KitKat sometime tomorrow, followed by a release in early November. We’ve heard November 1st multiple times, everything is lined up and ready to go, and today Google’s made some key changes to the Play […]

Android 4.4 KitKat Will Bring a New Google Play Store

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Lately the entire Android world has been talking about the update to 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, not to mention rumor after rumor of when it will arrive. This afternoon something different has surfaced, which is a look at the brand new somewhat redesigned Google Play Store (formerly Android Market) that will arrive with […]

Google Putting Tablet Apps Front and Center in November

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This afternoon the Android and Google Play Store developer team took to their Official Android Developers Blog to not only confirm more than 70 million Android tablets have been activated, but that they’ll soon be focusing additional effort and space in the Play Store to highlight tablet apps. Google announced that later next month, starting […]

How to Disable Automatic App Updates on Android

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Having automatic app updates is a smart and convenient way to keep your device up-to-date with the latest and greatest. Not to mention there’s no need for user interaction. The only problem is not everyone wants their apps to be updated automatically, especially if you’re on a smaller mobile data plan. That and general updates […]

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 […]

Nexus 4 Sold Out Ahead of Nexus 5 Launch

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After having found the sweet spot in terms of pricing for the $199 original Nexus 7, it looks like that same price point is a sweet spot for its Nexus phone as well. After a price reduction on its Nexus 4 smartphone by LG last week bringing the 8 GB model down to $199, the […]

Nexus 10 Gets a Smart Cover Accessory from Google

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Nexus 10 owners who want to protect or accessorize their devices may be happy to know that Google has released its first official Nexus 10 accessory in the form of the Nexus 10 cover. The Nexus 10 Cover isn’t unlike the Nexus 7 Cover in that it protects the rear of the device and has […]

Google Dumps Record 60,000 Apps From Play Store

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Along with a recent UI overhaul of its Play Store, Google also removed nearly 60,000 Android apps that were non-compliant, malicious, or low-quality. While digital app stores from other platforms are trying to build up their app catalogs, Google’s purge of 60,000 apps is the largest ever in the history of Android’s Play Store, which […]

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 […]

Google Play Store Revenue Increasing, Still Behind Apple App Store

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According to this Distimo report Google’s revenue from the Play Store is rapidly increasing, but it still has a long way to go before it catches up to Apple’s iOS App Store. The report says that Google’s daily revenue from the Play Store increased by 43 percent across 20 countries in the past four months. Apple’s App […]

Nexus 4 On Sale in Google Play in UK & Germany At 5 PM Local Time

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Android fans in the U.K. and Germany will get another chance to buy the Nexus 4 today at 5 p.m. local time according to an Engadget report. Today people who signed up for notifications about the device in the U.K. and Germany received emails saying the Play Store will have the phones in stock later […]

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 […]

Fake Apple Apps Hit Google’s Play Store

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At a cursory glance at Google’s Play Store app storefront, it appears that rival Apple has released of its flagship mobile iWork and iLife apps for the Android platform, including Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Garage Band, iMovie, and iPhoto. However, various news sites and blogs are advising that these apps may be fakes and users should […]

T-Mobile USA Nexus 4 v. Google Play Nexus 4

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Not all Nexus 4 smartphones are born equal, and the recently announced version from Google sold through the Internet search giant’s Play Store offers some slight variations to the model announced and sold through U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile. Let’s take a gander and explore what the nuances are and which version you’ll decide to buy […]