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Those rumors of Google letting Android app developers experiment with what you see in the Play Store? Yes, they're true. Creators can now conduct tests to see what pricing works best, or whether one icon color is more alluring than others -- you'll only view one of each while the test is ongoing...

May 28th 2015 at 2:41pm 0 Comments
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Do you own a Chromecast? Well, Google just gave you $6 to spend in the Play Store on movies, music and more. All you have to do is head over to the Chromecast Offers page and connect to your personal dongle. From there, you'll be able to see the available offers, and one of those should be the afo...

February 6th 2015 at 6:24pm 0 Comments
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You'd think that after rolling out so many design updates, Google would take a breather for a bit. After all, aside from some Nexus devices, not everyone has Lollipop just yet. No matter: Mountain View has another new version of the Play Store up its sleeve. As Android Police notes, it brings a fu...

December 4th 2014 at 8:29pm 0 Comments
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Google has never approved Play Store apps like Apple does, but now says it'll review Android TV apps "for usability... and other quality guidelines." That's a big departure from its previous policy -- Google only pulled apps retroactively from Play if there was an issue. But as Android Police poin...

November 18th 2014 at 6:33am 0 Comments
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Google may have already given Android's Play Store a big makeover this summer, but it's not done yet -- there's another revamp coming this year. Android Police has posted shots of a pre-release Play Store 5.0 update that's very clearly guided by Google's Material Design concept. While it's not qui...

September 16th 2014 at 8:28pm 0 Comments
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Itching to strap on a $1,500 face computer so you can follow directions floating in front of your head? Well, Google just made it a little easier to claim a head-mounted display of your own -- it quietly added Google Glass to the Play Store the other day, and the search giant seems intent on makin...

September 6th 2014 at 8:35pm 0 Comments
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Google regularly screens Android apps in the Play Store, but it's usually focused on blocking malware and scams rather than the substance of the apps themselves. Today, though, it took the rare step of policing content by removing Bomb Gaza, a game that made light of the current conflict between I...

August 4th 2014 at 11:48pm 0 Comments
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In an ideal world, your smartphone and tablet would always be online (and you'd still have an unlimited data plan), but that's just not the case. Problem is, some Android games require a connection even after you've completed your download, but others do not. It's that latter list that Google's br...

July 25th 2014 at 11:06am 0 Comments
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It looks like you won't have to wait long at all to check out Google's visually rich Play Store revamp -- it's rolling out now. The refresh doesn't appear any different on the surface, but a quick dive shows very different product pages that are clearly inspired by the company's multi-layered Mat...

July 22nd 2014 at 10:35pm 0 Comments
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Many would argue that the Google Play Store for Android is useful in its current form, but pretty? Not so much. However, there are now signs that it's going to be much better-looking -- if not necessarily more functional. Android Police has obtained a wealth of screenshots hinting at a big Play St...

July 13th 2014 at 7:46pm 0 Comments
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Making it smoother for you to buy up all the in-app items you need (or making it harder for your kids to do the same), Google's latest update to the Play Store is adding a new "Require password" settings option, as well as a more eye-catching in-app purchase reminder when applicable apps are downl...

March 14th 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments