Tag Archive for Google Play

Google Play Store

Google steps up fight against rogue developers

Google is rolling out changes to the system it uses to detect instances where developers have tried to game the Play Store. The search engine giant says that this activity breaches the terms of the Google Play Developer Policy, and is used by some developers to artificially manipulate the placement of their app.

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Google Play Store - September 2016

Play Movies & TV introduces notifications for expiring rewards

A new update to the Play Movies & TV app has been rolled out, and while little has changed on the surface, there is still a noteworthy introduction. One of the most interesting additions is an option that could prove useful to bargain hunters.

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Android Wear Developer Preview 3 - Google Play

Google Play added in Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3

Yesterday there was troubling news for the Android Wear platform when it emerged that Huawei may be looking to switch to Tizen for future smartwatches. This has been followed today by a somewhat more positive development, with the inclusion of Google Play in Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3.

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Google Play Store - September 2016

New ‘Wait for Wi-Fi’ option being tested for Google Play downloads

Google is currently testing a feature which allows users to queue future Play Store downloads until a Wi-Fi connection becomes available. The option potentially enables users to browse Google Play and select downloads, without having to worry about data charges.

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Chromebook Pixel 2015 running Google Play

As Chromebooks start outselling Macs, Google announces Chrome OS will support Android apps

When an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal stating that Chrome OS would be folded into Android, many feared the worst for the future of Chromebooks. Now, less than six months later, the Chrome OS platform looks to be in excellent health, following two important pieces of news.

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Google Play icons 2016 redesign

Google give Play apps a new look

Google has started rolling out a new set of icons for all of its Play apps. Whilst the changes are cosmetic only, they affect some of the most commonly-used apps on Android, with the Play Store, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Games, Play Books and Play Newsstand all refreshed

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Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy

Cult classic video game Fahrenheit released on Android

If you are a fan of video games from the mid-2000s, then you may well have fond memories of the 3D interactive adventure title Fahrenheit (which was known as Indigo Prophecy in North America). It was first released by Atari in 2005 and initially made available for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, before – more recently – a remastered version of the game was developed by Aspyr Media.

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Google Play launches free app promotion

The Play Store has become an even more interesting place after Google soft-launched a Free App of the Week programme. The roll-out is part of the new family section which launched recently.

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Android TV Launcher

Android TV Launcher released on Google Play

There was an intriguing development today in Google’s battle for big-screen viewers as Android TV Launcher was made available for download. The launcher is the visual interface that is used to serve up movies, TV shows and video games on Android TV devices.

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Swing Copters - Android game

Swing Copters clones removed on mass from Play Store

After Swing Copters – the successor to Flappy Bird – was revealed in a YouTube video on Monday, Google Play was flooded by clones of the new game. The deluge of games appearing got out of control, and Google has now acted by removing hundreds of the copycat efforts from its digital store.

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