Google Launches Android Data Safety

Google has launched “Data safety,” a way for Android developers to disclose the data practices and privacy their apps offer.

Google Bringing Location-Specific Reviews to Play Store

Google is preparing a major upgrade to the Play Store, adding localized reviews to help individuals make more informed decisions about apps.

Ford Partners With Google For Cloud, Data, AI and Machine Learning

Ford has named Google its preferred partner in its connected vehicle efforts, also naming Google Cloud as its preferred cloud platform.

Mobile Apps Reach Record Sales Amid Lockdowns

As people all over the world are locked down or under stay-at-home orders, the mobile app market is booming as people look for things to do and ways to stay connected.

Google Trying to Get a License to Work With Huawei

Since the U.S. banned Huawei, the company has been cut off from access to Google’s software and services. Now, Google is applying for a license to once again work with the Chinese firm.

Android Malware Keeps Reinstalling Itself

Malwarebytes is a cybersecurity firm that was contacted by an Android user who was having trouble removing a particularly nasty and persistent malware, xHelper.

Google Paid Record-Breaking $6.5 Million In Bug Bounties In 2019

Google has announced it paid a record-breaking $6.5 million through its Vulnerability Reward Programs in 2019. Google’s VRPs rewards security researchers who find and report bugs so the company can address them. According to the company, 2019’s payout doubled what…

GoDaddy Launches Collaborative Business Idea App

GoDaddy launched a cool app today called Flare, so that entrepreneurs can gain needed feedback on new business ideas from their friends, experts and other small business owners. Flare is available immediately in the Apple App Store. It will launch…

Outsourcing The Development Of Your App? Google Has Some Advice For You.

Google has a new Outsourcing Playbook available for companies who are outsourcing the development of an Android app. The guide explores topics like pitfalls to avoid, things to do to make the app successful, and how to choose a software…

Google Adds Podcasts To Play Music Service

Google announced the addition of podcasts to Google Play Music. The service will connect users with podcasts based on what they’re doing, how they’re feeling, and what they’re interested in. It works similarly to how the service’s contextual playlists work.…

Google Increases File Size Limit For Android Apps

Google announced that it’s increasing the APK file size limit for Android apps from 50MB to 100MB giving developers more room to work with in creating app experiences with less restriction. Google does warn, however, that just because you can…

Google Wallet Gets A Brand New App

Google launched a new Google Wallet app in the Google Play store. It’s a separate app from the existing Google Wallet app that you already know. In fact, if you search for Google Wallet in the store, you’ll still find…

Android Developers Get New Beta Testing Options

Google announced improved beta testing for Android apps on Google Play with new features like open beta and closed beta using email addresses. Google first launched beta testing two years ago, and has been gathering feedback from developers ever since.…

Google Play Search Ads Now Available To All

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was expanding paid search advertising to the Google Play store. Given that people frequently go there to search for apps, this seemed like an obvious place for search ads, and it’s still surprising…

Google Play Downloads 85% Higher Than App Store [Report]

App Annie, an app data service, which is in use by a reported 700,000 apps, released some new data looking at Android vs. iOS apps. The biggest finding is that in Q2, Google Play’s worldwide downloads were about 85% higher…

Google Display Network Ads Expand To Google Play Music

Google introduced a new free, ad-supported streaming music service today as one tier of its Google Play Music offering. In doing so, it has opened up new opportunities for advertisers using the Google Display Network. The service itself basically just…

Google Unveils Android M Developer Preview & Tools At Google I/O

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google announced a developer preview of the next version of Android, the M Release as well as related tools. Google says the release focuses on improving the core user experience of Android, including thousands of…

Celebrate Mad Men With This Google Retrospective

Google has partnered with Lionsgate on an interactive Mad Men retrospective as the acclaimed series nears its final episode. Fans can go to madmen.withgoogle.com to get a look over 300 pieces of content released for the first time in digital…

Android Developers Must Now Get Ratings For Their Apps And Games

Google announced a couple of updates for Google Play, which will affect both developers and users. There’s a new content rating system as well as a new app review process. The content rating system is based on age, and applies…

Google May Start Offering .App Domains

One of the hottest generic TLDs up for grabs by some of the Internet’s biggest companies was .App. According to reports, Google has now won that TLD, and is paying a whopping $25 million for it. According to Domain Name…