Google Play Award Winners for 2018 announced – Flipkart, Khan Academy, Cricbuzz and more

Google for the past three years has been following the tradition of announcing Play Award Winners every year. Following the legacy, it announced the awards this year as well ahead of the I/O event. Google Play Awards is the best way for fresh apps to make a name for themselves. This year award includes some familiar names like Flipkart, Cricbuzz, Khan Academy.

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Google took down over 700,000 bad apps from Play Store in 2017, 70% more than 2016

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Android is the primary target for hackers to inject malware and Trojans. While Google actively purses in eliminating any vulnerabilities, some still make it in the form of Apps. Today Google has announced that it took down 700,000 bad apps that violated the Google Play policies from Play Store in 2017 which is also 70% more than the apps that it took down in 2016. Continue reading “Google took down over 700,000 bad apps from Play Store in 2017, 70% more than 2016”

New Android Wear 2.0 features will now be delivered through the Play Store

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Google is making some changes to how it delivers new features to Android Wear 2.0. The company will now roll out Android Wear 2.0 updates and features through the Play Store.  Continue reading “New Android Wear 2.0 features will now be delivered through the Play Store”

Google updates Play Store ranking algorithm to prioritize apps

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Google has updated its Play Store ranking algorithm to boost apps that are better performing meaning- they don’t crash. The company has enhanced our search and discovery algorithms to reflect app quality. Continue reading “Google updates Play Store ranking algorithm to prioritize apps”

Google announces new games for Android and Daydream VR, updates Play Store

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Google has announced new games for Android and Daydream VR at the GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San Francisco. The company has also announced few important updates to Play Store as well. Continue reading “Google announces new games for Android and Daydream VR, updates Play Store”

Microsoft Garage launches Clip Layer app to provide easy sharing across Android

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Microsoft Garage team is back this time with another app that applies a universal overlay over any screen making it quick and easy to select the information. Named as Clip Layer, the app lets you copy text anywhere from your screen including a web page and other places even if there is no way to copy. Continue reading “Microsoft Garage launches Clip Layer app to provide easy sharing across Android”

Google DayDream app and YouTube VR Android app now available on the Play Store

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Google has officially released DayDream app which brings high quality virtual reality (VR) to Daydream-ready phones. The app lets you set up a Daydream-ready phone and controller for VR experiences.

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Google improves detection and filtering of fraud and spam app installs on Play Store

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Google is taking measures to improve spam detection and fraud system for Play Store installs and app reviews. Continue reading “Google improves detection and filtering of fraud and spam app installs on Play Store”

Google Play Store gets optimized for 2G, will soon get ‘Wait for WiFi’ feature

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Google today made a number of announcements about new features and improvements to its product offerings especially for the Indian users. One such announcement was about easier accessibility of the Play Store.
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Google Keyboard v5.1 with multiple theme options hits Play Store

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Earlier in May, Google Keyboard was updated to v5.0 with one-handed mode, new gestures, UI tweaks and more. Now, the latest update which bumps Google Keyboard to v5.1 brings multiple themes and the ability to use your own images as a background.

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Google offers Rs. 4000 discount for Nexus 5X in India till March 27

Google is offering a big discount on the Nexus 5X in India on the occasion of the upcoming Holi festival. The company is giving Rs 4,000 discount for the Nexus 5X on the Google Store in India till March 27.

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Fossil Q Founder smartwatch now available on the Google Play Store

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Fossil’s first Android Wear smartwatch, the Q Founder went on sale in USA late last month through their official website as well as a few retail outlets. The smartwatch is now available for purchase through Google’s Play Store as well.

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Google announces the best games and apps for Android in 2015

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Google has just announced the list of best games and apps for smartphones during 2015. This list also includes other things available on the Play Store such as movies, books, newsstand etc.

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Google planning to launch its Play Store in China next year

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Google, which is a part of Alphabet Inc is apparently planning to roll out the Chinese version of its Play Store. This will be the first time Google re-enters the Chinese market since it ended localised product support in 2010.

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