All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Play’

Google Cuts Nexus 4 Price By $100

The Nexus 4 remains one of the best smartphones on the market, especially for its price. Google is now making its smartphone almost impossible to resist. Google announced today that both variations of the Nexus 4 – the 8GB and 16GB variants – are now $100 cheaper. That means the 8GB Nexus 4 now sells for $199 and the 16GB …

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Android is Still Missing Top iPad Apps

Though it took years for Android’s smartphone apps to catch up with iTunes, manufacturers were ready for the iPad, and Android tablets have caught up to Apple’s hardware in no time. Google itself is even pushing a mini-tablet. It turns out, though, that app developers aren’t quite as excited for Android tablets as consumers are. Analyst firm Canalys this week …

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Google+ For Android Updated, Messenger Ditched In Favor Of Hangouts

Are you one of the millions of people who use Google+ everyday on your Android device. If so, Google has a treat for you in the form of new updates. Google’s Virgil Dobjanschi took to Google+ this morning to announce five upcoming updates for Google+ on Android. The updates range from usability improvements to the Google killing off certain features …

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Textbooks Are Now Available On Google Play

During the big reveal of the new Nexus 7, Google also announced some of the updates coming to Android 4.3 and Google Play. One of the lesser talked about updates was that textbooks would be hitting Google Play soon. It took a few weeks, but college students can start shopping for the next semester on Google Play today. Google announced …

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Playing This Game Will Probably Destroy Your Phone

Would you throw your smartphone into the air? You would normally say no. Now, would you do it if it was a competition? Most of you would probably still say no, but one developer has something for those of you willing to risk it. SMTH (or Send Me To Heaven) is a “sports game” according to developer Carrot Pop. It …

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Google Integrates Its App Verification Tool Directly Into Google Play

Malware is a serious concern for mobile devices. Android devices are especially vulnerable thanks to the platform’s open nature. Now Google is making sure almost every Android device owner is adequately protected from malicious apps. Computer World reports that Google has integrated an Android 4.2 feature called Verify Apps directly into the Google Play store. Now every Android device with …

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Google Music All Access Coming to iOS in ‘a Couple Weeks’

iOS users should expect Google Play Music All Access to arrive on their platform in the next couple of weeks. The news comes from Sundar Pichai, SVP Android, Chrome, and Apps at Google, who was speaking at the All Things D D11 conference Thursday afternoon. “In Google’s DNA, we wanted to be universally accessible. The goal with search was to …

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Google Discusses Google Play SEO For First Time

Search Engine Optimization has changed a lot over the years, and with mobile ecosystems rising in prominence, there are things that need to be taken into consideration that simply didn’t exist when the industry first came into being. One of those things is the rise of mobile apps and app stores like Google Play. If you have a mobile app, …

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Is Google Working On A Nexus Q Successor?

Remember the Nexus Q? It was the media player that Google showed at I/O last year, and then disappeared from the market after shipping out the Q for free to those who pre-ordered it. Now it seems that Google is going to take another crack at a media streaming device. Engadget reports that a media player from Google has hit …

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Dracula Is Already Using Google Music All Access to Make Night-Themed Playlists

Yesterday, at the Google I/O conference, Google unveiled their long-rumored subscription music streaming service and opened it up to the public with a free 30-day trial. The service, called Google Play Music All Access, is poised to challenge the likes of Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora for your music streaming dollars. You can check out my (admittedly long-winded) hands-on walkthrough complete …

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Google Play Game Services

During today’s Google I/O keynote, the company announced Google Play game services – a series of APIs that help developers add more features and value to their Android and iOS games. Much like Apple’s Game Center or Xbox Live, Google Play game services adds a number of features to Android or iOS games that users expect, and developers have been …

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Google Music All Access Goes Live, Here’s What to Expect

If you’re still looking to add a streaming music service to your collection of services (which, admittedly, could be pretty massive by now), Google wants to throw their hat in the ring. Today, Google launched Google Play Music All Access, which is their new subscription music service that puts millions of tracks at your fingertips, and cozies them up to …

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