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 […]

Native Facebook App for Android Nearing Release

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After having released a native app for Apple’s iOS platform, Facebook promised that a native Android version was being developed. It looks like the Android version of the social networking platform is now closer to release as insider sources to¬†Engadget have revealed that Facebook is now in the process of final testing the Android app. […]

Google Updates Google TV With Access to Movies, Music, TV Shows

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Google has begun rolling out a software update for its Google TV technology, found within set top boxes and integrated in select TV sets, to give users access to more content. Specifically, the update now allows Google TV owners access to Google’s Play Store for movies, music, and TV shows. The over the air update […]

Android Play Store Now Supports Delta Updates for Smart App Updating

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It looks like Google may have recently enabled a new feature inside its Play Store for Android apps. Now, rather than having to download the full app with content, apps can be smartly updated with new features to allow users to save time, bandwidth, and data consumption when updating their apps, which is beneficial when […]

Unlocked HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus Now In Stock At Google Play

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Our very own eagle-eyed editor Adam Mills spotted that the Galaxy Nexus is now back in stock through the Google Play Store and will ship in three to five business days. The smartphone retails for $349, an impressively low price for a contract-free, unlocked device that you can take to any GSM carrier of your […]

Galaxy Nexus Available in Play Store Again With Shipping Delays

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It looks like with Samsung’s victory on gaining a temporary stay on the Galaxy Nexus injunction pending Apple’s response in that lawsuit, the Google-branded Android smartphone is once again available in the U.S. in Google’s Play Store. This would be the unlocked GSM/HSPA+ model that would work on carriers T-Mobile USA and AT&T in the […]

Android Developers Can Now Reply To User Reviews in Google Play

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Android users might soon see developers responding directly to their reviews in the Google Play Store. According to the Android Developers blog, Google Play is now letting developers reply to individual reviews. Developers no longer have to address concerns in patch notes or through various social networks. Now they can respond to what users have […]

In-App Subscriptions Opens the Doors for Android

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In a blog post to developers, Google announced that the Android platform now supports in-app subscription, which will allow developers to more easily monetize additional content and services to users. This would allow developers to continue to build and expand existing apps and automatically charge users for new features. Google says that developers can set […]

Sprint Expands Carrier Billing Options for Google Play Store

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It looks like Sprint’s and Google’s partnership–which so far has graced areas such as Google Voice and Google Wallet–is about to expand carrier billing. Previously, Now Network subscribers were able to only charge the purchases of apps to their Sprint phone bills, but an expanded agreement between Sprint and Google will now allow consumers to […]

Google Play Store Updated to Resolve Early Problems

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After having re-branded its digital storefronts from Android Market to Google Play, early problems with the Google Play app forced Google to quickly deploy and push out a new update. Early adopters to the Google Play storefront noticed that some of the link to the store was broken and even if the store loaded, apps […]

3 Ways to Get Google Play Store Now on Your Android Device

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There are now several ways to get the Google Play Store download–to replace the Android Market icon on your Android smartphone, tablet, or phablet–ahead of the update that is slowly being pushed out by Google. We’re hearing that Google is rolling out the update to its Nexus series devices first–including the latest Galaxy Nexus–and then […]