All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Play’

Google Play Music All Access Launches Today at $9.99 Per Month [Google I/O]

Today at the Google I/O conference, the company announced their long-rumored new steaming music service called Google Play Music All Access. It’s built on the concept of music discovery, with an “explore” section with personalized suggestions, featured content, and new releases. You can also search music based on 22 genres, each with curated playlists. There’s also a “Listen Now” section …

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Google Play Services Brings More Google APIs To Apps [Google I/O 2013]

At Google I/O 2013, Hugo Barra, Product Management, Android announced an update to Google Play Services, a service that allows developers to integrate Google services, like Maps, into their third party apps. These updates bring more APIs to Google Play Services. The first update is for developers who use Google Maps in their apps. The Google Maps API was updated …

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Google Gets A Gaming Backbone

Taking cues from Apple’s Game Center (which in turn likely took cues from Microsoft’s Xbox), Google appears to be adding a system-level gaming service to its Android operating system. Leaked late last week, the Google Play Games service, rumored to be officially announced at Google I/O, should add leaderboards, achievements, cloud saves and more. With a variety of Android-powered gaming …

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Nook Inks Deal With Google To Add Google Play To Its Nook HD Tablets

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. The Wall Street Journal reports that Barnes & Noble has entered into a partnership with Google to bring the Google Play store to the company’s line of Nook HD and HD+ tablets. The addition of Google Play will bring over 700,000 apps to the Nook platform – a huge upgrade from the 10,000 …

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Want To Update Your Android App Outside Of Google Play? Well, You Can’t

Google Play is one of the best Android app distribution platforms around. It also has incredible reach what with it being installed on every Android device. Developers would be stupid not to be on Google Play, but some would prefer not to deliver app updates via Google’s service. Well, they can’t anymore. Google recently updated its content policy for developers, …

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Google Wallet Will No Longer Violate Your Privacy

It was revealed back in February that Google Play sent your personal details to developers whenever you bought their apps on the Play store. It caused a small outcry among the Android community, and Congress even got involved. Google is now finally starting to address these concerns. Droid Life reports that Google will be updating the Google Wallet commerce site …

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Facebook Home Tops 500K Installs, Over 50% 1-Star Reviews

Facebook Home, Facebook’s Android homescreen takeover, has been available for just over a week. In that time, we’ve seen the app take on a barrage of negative reviews. But people are still downloading it and trying it out. As of today, Facebook Home on Google Play has surpassed 500,000 installs. We don’t know the exact number of installs, as Google …

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Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store

Well the reviews are in for Facebook’s OS-lite “app family” Android takeover, Home, and it’s not looking great – to say the least. Since hitting the Google Play store on Friday, nearly 4,000 users reviews have been logged (3.955). And out of those nearly 4,000 reviews, nearly half of them have given the app group a 1-star rating. Just over …

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Facebook Home Now Available to Download in the Google Play Store

Facebook Home, Facebook’s attempt to make your Android homescreen all about Facebook, is now live in the Google Play Store. As of right now, you can only download Facebook Home if you have one of these four Android devices: HTC One X, HTC One X+, the Samsung Galaxy S III or the Samsung Galaxy Note II. In the future, the …

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Google Play Music Hits Five New Countries

Google announced this morning that Google Play Music is launching in five new European countries: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal. “Music first launched on Google Play in Europe in November 2012, and the fast rollout to more countries today is due to the multi-territorial licensing process, as recommended by the European Commission last year,” explains Google Play head of …

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Google Play Gets A Design Refresh

Google announced a new redesign for Google Play on Android smartphones and tablets. It starts rolling out today. Google says the design is “simple, clean and – most importantly – helps you find great entertainment, fast.” “The new design focuses on bigger images that jump off the page,” says group product manager Michael Siliski. “Similarly themed content is grouped together …

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Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info Into Movies You’re Watching

Google has added a new feature to the Google Play Movies & TV app that lets you pause what you’re watching and figure out information about it without having to go search to find out what you’re looking for. Google Play product manager Ben Serridge writes on the Android blog: “What’s his name again? Wasn’t he the guy in that …

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