Google has taken down multiple Google Play Edition devices from the Play Store. Devices like Sony Xperia Z Ultra, LG G Pad 8.3 and HTC One (M7) were taken down from the device section of the Play Store. These handsets along with Samsung Galaxy S4 were out of inventory for some time before they were officially taken down today.
Flappy Bird, the popular mobile gaming sensation that took the world by storm was taken down by the creator in February this year. However, in May there were reports that the game is making is way back in August with multiplayer capabilities. In the meantime clones of the game that was fetching $50,000 a day through Ad revenue were adding on the app stores.
Android Wear apps have paved their way to Google Play Store. Smartwatches running on the latest Android Wear are already flooding the markets and to use them efficiently, Google has released few apps that support Android Wear.
CyanogenMod has announced that their Theme Showcase app will available in the Google Play Store from June 16. The well-known custom ROM had previously launched their CM Apps app onto the Play Store.
Google is now improving its payment system for Google Play Store. The company is adding PayPal as new payment option which will enable users to pay for apps, movies, games and books. This is the first time Google has integrated PayPal as its app payment option.
Google has just added another feature to its Play Store. This time, it doesn’t have anything to do with the apps or the way your apps update. But, it brings a little social interest to your Play Store. You now get a “People” tab in the side navigation bar and when you choose it, you get a list of what other people are downloading.
Google Play is now two years old and Google is giving some offers on the Play Store to celebrate the occasion. Unlike previous occasions where they used to offer popular applications for 5 cents, this time, they are offering offers on in-app purchases on relatively lesser know games.
If you thought it was the end of “Flappy Bird”, then you were right and wrong. After having had enough with his immensely addictive and frustrating game, developer Dong Nyugen pulled the game from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. But because of the immense popularity that the game gained, developers and clone makes just can’t seem to get enough of the “Flappy Bird” sensation.
Asphalt 8 Airborne, Gameloft’s premier racing franchise has now gone completely free on the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store. Following the freemium model of delivering free games and adding revenue through in-app purchases, Asphalt 8: Airborne will now be more accessible and even more affordable. The game initially went free for a small period over the weekend to push the adoption up a little bit, but in a decisive move, the game is now completely free. Packed with rich graphics and super fast gameplay, it’s easily one of those games that makes you addicted to your phone’s screen, as if you weren’t already.
Google has updated the Play Store app to version 4.3.10 that brings new features including recently updated section, combined updated notifications and lots more. This update also includes some UI tweaks to Play Books, Movies & TV and more. These are just minor changes, but the recently updated section would be more useful if you have lot of apps. The combined update notifications would save lot of space in the notification bar. Continue reading “Google Play Store for Android v4.3.10 update brings new features”
Google Now is one of the main features which debuted with Android 4.1, and is a direct competitor to iOS’s Siri. Google has been concentrating on this piece of software from a long time and has been updating it with more cards and features and just recently Google updated their support page which showed glimpses of Google Now widgets.
HCL has launched another tablet in its Me series of devices and it’s called the HCL Me V1. It is a 7 inch Android 4.0 tablet which can also make calls. The tablet comes with a 1GHZ processor. Read after the break to find out more about this device.
Springpad is one of the best note taking applications for Android, and it has become even better. The new updated version 3.2.6 brings tablet support and various other features and bug fixes which people were experiencing on Jellybean.
Android has seen different kinds of lockscreen from the first time it hit consumer devices, there is the face unlock, pattern, classic code unlock, etc. Now an XDA developer kevdliu has come out with an application which replicates Windows 8 picture password lockscreen, but also has added many amazing features to it.
Android 4.1.2 has been out on the wild from a few days now, but some people have still not received the update. It’s time for all these people to smile because Google has finally released the factory images of Android 4.1.2 JZO54K.