Google Play offering deals on apps, music, books, and movies for the holidays

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In light of the holidays, Google Play is offering up some pretty nice deals on apps, games, music, books, and movies. Many of the deals are dropped down to free, while a select few have pretty major discounts. Some of the most notable deals are Asphalt 8: Airborne, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, ...

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Cover exits closed beta for Google Play Store

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In the last year, there have been many launcher and lockscreen replacements for Android popping up and one of the most recent and popular is Cover. Cover, which for the last few months has an invite-only beta, is now out of closed beta and available for free in the Play Store. It’s an ...

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Google announces winners of the first annual ‘Players’ Choice Awards’

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For the past few weeks, users on Google Play have been able to vote for their favorite apps and games of 2013. Dubbed the rightful name of ‘Players’ Choice Awards’, the list boasts just that. These are some great apps and games that you’ve most likely heard before, and ...

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Google Play to see new games categories in February 2014

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Google expects to further expand the number of Google Play categories for games in 2014, according to a new post on the Android Developers Blog. Expected to take effect in February, we should be on the lookout for Simulation, Role Playing, Educational, and perhaps others. Developers can now use ...

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Google Play Books spreads wings, expands to new markets

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Google Play Books is soaring out to a few new countries this week, and now finds itself available in 44 countries worldwide. New countries to get Google Play Book support include the following: Argentina Chile Columbia Peru Venezuela If you’re among those in the nearly four dozen markets ...

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Google dishes deals on apps, magazines, movies and more with Cyber Weekend sales

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You didn’t think Google was gonna sit on the sidelines and not offer a promotion or discount for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, did you? Heck no, the Big G has a “Cyber Weekend” full of goodies at lower-than-normal prices. Take advantage of our limited-time deals ...

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Score a Chromecast for $29.99 and receive free movie rental

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Looking to scoop up one of the hottest and niftiest gadgets of 2013? Of course you are. At only $35, the Chromecast is already a bargain. Shave the price by 14%, however, it becomes almost impossible to pass on. But wait, it gets better! Order one right now and you’ll also receive a free ...

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YouTube secretly hiding code for offline playback, unlimited Music Pass, background listening

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Tucked away inside of the most recent version of the Android YouTube app are hints of things to come. As discovered by Android Police, the app contains traces of stuff we’ve already heard about as well as new, fun stuff. Chances are good that most of you have already learned of ...

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Google tossing in $25 Play credits with purchase of Nexus 7

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For a limited time, Google is throwing in $25 Google Play credits with the purchase of a Nexus 7 tablet Google, for a limited time, is tossing in $25 credits to anyone who purchases the Nexus 7 tablet through the Google Play Store. What’s more, the benevolent Google is also eating the ...

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16GB Nexus 10 also out of stock

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As if we needed further proof that a new Nexus 10 might soon be on the horizon, the current model has been found to be out of stock. While it is only the 16GB version that’s seemingly gone for good, you can still get your hands on the 32GB version. It’s probably no coincidence that ...

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Android team intros three new developer features for Google Play Games

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Today we’re announcing three new features in Google Play Games that make it easier to understand what players are doing in your game, manage your game features more effectively, and store more game data in the Google cloud. via New Developer Features in Google Play Games | Android Developers Blog.

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Google Japan launches Android vending machines in Tokyo

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Google Japan has rolled out three Google Play vending machines in Tokyo, each designed to help sell 18 different games. Those who have smartphones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with NFC connectivity can install one of the free or paid titles. Don’t have one of those? Feel free to ...

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Google working to fix ‘Package File Invalid’ issues

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Have you recently run into problems trying to update Android apps or games? More specifically, are you seeing a “Package File Invalid” error when downloading or updating apps? You’re not alone. It’s actually so much of a problem that Google has acknowledged it and promises a ...

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Google Play Store update improves overall usability

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A new version of the Google Play Store has started making its way onto Android handsets and tablets. Tapped with the release of 4.3.10, it’s a slight adjustment on multiple fronts. In other words, nothing major, more “enhanced” overall experience than anything. First noticed ...

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Google Play Store app downloads surpass iTunes for first time — report

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The Google Play Store has surpassed iTunes in terms of quarterly app downloads for the first time, reports AppAnnie. According to the new finding, Google’s storefront outpaced Apple’s by a margin of 10 percent in the second quarter. As of Q2 2013, app downloads in Google Play were ...

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