Google Play gets UPI Autopay for subscriptions in India

Today, Google announced that UPI Autopay will be available as a payment method for subscription-based purchases made through Google Play in India. Recently, Google Play Points, a rewards program, were introduced in India. Continue reading “Google Play gets UPI Autopay for subscriptions in India”

Google Play Store’s “Data Safety” section begins rolling out

In May, Google announced the inclusion of a “Data Safety” section in the Play Store, which is currently being implemented. The updated section will be available in full in the next few weeks, with full developer adoption set for July. Continue reading “Google Play Store’s “Data Safety” section begins rolling out”

Android users can now donate to charity through Google Play Store

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Google, in time for the holidays season, has announced that users can make charitable donations to inspiring nonprofits from the Google Play Store. If you’re in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, and Indonesia, you’ll see this update over the next few days. Continue reading “Android users can now donate to charity through Google Play Store”

Google removes two apps from PlayStore over app install attribution abuse

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Back in 2017, Google introduced Google Play Install Referrer API
which allows ad attribution providers, publishers, and advertisers to determine which referrer was responsible for sending the user to Google Play for a given app install. Owing to the reports of questionable activity, Google began its own independent investigation on apps on Google Play that are accused of conducting app install attribution abuse by falsely claiming credit for newly installed apps to collect the download bounty from that app’s developer. Continue reading “Google removes two apps from PlayStore over app install attribution abuse”

Google Play celebrates its 5th birthday: Here are top 5 most installed apps and games

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Google Play is now five years old, and Google has shared the top 5 most popular games, apps and more in the U.S. since it launched Google Play on March 6, 2012. It also said that these are download only and doesn’t include pre-installed apps on Android devices.
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Here’s how you can buy Google Play recharge codes from Paytm and FreeCharge

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Last week Paytm added the ability for Android users to buy Google Play recharge codes. Now, FreeCharge has rolled out the same feature for its mobile app and website.
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Google Play carrier billing officially launched for Airtel and Vodafone customers in India

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Google Play had launched carrier billing for Idea customers in India in May last year. Now, it has expanded the service to Airtel as well as Vodafone. Carrier billing will now allow Airtel and Vodafone customers to pay for apps, games, and books on Google Play directly from their pre-paid or post-paid account. Continue reading “Google Play carrier billing officially launched for Airtel and Vodafone customers in India”

Google Play Store to now offer introductory prices for subscription apps

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Google announced new features for Google Play Store developers at its Playtime developer event in San Francisco. The new features are focused on its subscription business.
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Google Play to get 8 new app categories to help users discover apps easily

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Google has announced that Play Store will get 8 new app categories – Art & Design, Auto & Vehicles, Beauty, Dating, Events, Food & Drink, House & Home and Parenting. This will help people more quickly and easily discover apps in the Play Store. Continue reading “Google Play to get 8 new app categories to help users discover apps easily”

Cortana support for Microsoft Band now on Android devices too

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Earlier you could only pair your Android device with the Microsoft Band, but there was no Cortana support. Continue reading “Cortana support for Microsoft Band now on Android devices too”

Google Maps beta now on Google Play, v9.27 adds 2 new notification settings and more

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Google Maps beta app is now available through the Google Play. You can sign up to be a beta testers for the unreleased version of the Maps app. Continue reading “Google Maps beta now on Google Play, v9.27 adds 2 new notification settings and more”

Google planning an affiliate program for Google Play, just like Apple: Report

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Google is reportedly planning to launch an affiliate program for the Google Play, just like Apple. Continue reading “Google planning an affiliate program for Google Play, just like Apple: Report”

Is Google Play Music bug silently wiping your downloaded music too?

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Google’s Play Music app reportedly has a bug that apparently deletes your downloaded and cached music stored on the microSD card whenever your device gets reboot. Continue reading “Is Google Play Music bug silently wiping your downloaded music too?”

First “Free app of the Week” goes live on Google Play Store

Google has started offering “Free app of the Week” program on its Play Store. The app this week is Daniel Tiger Grr-ific Feelings by PBS KIDS. This the first time a paid app has gone free on the Play Store.

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HTC Camera app updated with RAW image support for One M9 and more

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HTC’s Camera app update on Thursday has got the RAW imaging support for the flagship One M9, and more camera improvements for other HTC devices. Continue reading “HTC Camera app updated with RAW image support for One M9 and more”