Google removes the Amazon app for containing it’s own app store on the Play Store

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Amazon’s app store has been trying to compete with Google since the launching of the Kindle Fire series. Recently, Amazon released a new version of their app on the Google Play Store that had their own app store built in to it. This app within an app has been live on the Play Store since ...

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Google Play Books gets new app and improvments

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Google have just released a brand new version of the popular Play Books app, this release see a redesign and a heap of other changes for an improved experience. Along with the redesign of the app, which brings improved layout, the biggest addition that’s been introduced into Play Books is ...

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10 of the hottest new Android apps of the week (October 26)

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Looking to pick up a new Android app or game to try out this week? Why not start with some of the freshest titles around? What you’ll find below is a collection of ten of the hottest new Android apps from around the last week or so. We’ve gone through and picked out a nice selection ...

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Nexus Player is shipping in 3-4 weeks

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The Nexus Player hasn’t had the best of launches so far: first it was delayed by the FCC approval, and now pre-orders have opened up, the shipping is already slipping. It’s not clear as to if the 3-4 weeks shipping time is due to stock restraints, or if that’s the intended ...

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Google Play Store now shows in-app purchase prices and developers address

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Recently there’s been quite a stir going on regarding Google’s new requirement for developers to provide an address for any paid apps to be displayed on the app page in the Play Store. Now it seems app pages have been updated to display the developer’s address, along with a ...

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Google changes Google Search app name in Google Play Store

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Google have finally updated the Play Store listing for the Google Search app to match the app drawer labelling and new launcher icon. The Play Store listing now lists the app as just ‘Google’ along with the refreshed icon. Order is restored in the unity of the Android operating ...

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First look at Material Design for Google Play Store leaks online

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During the summer Google released an update to the Play Store that featured a dramatic redesign and brought several elements of Material Design into the app. Some of these changes included large banner-style pictures spanning the top of individual app, music, and movie pages along with a new ...

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Google Purchases Smart Messaging Service Emu!

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Google has purchased the smart messaging application Emu. There is very little news on the details of the purchase, such as selling price or what Google plans to do with Emu. Emu did confirm on their website that they were indeed purchased by Google. If you are not familiar with the smart chat ...

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Google Play Store alleged Android “L” redesign screenshots leak

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Ever since Google announced Android “L” at Google I/O and developer preview of that OS, developers have been trying to push it out wherever they can. We’ve seen it ported to Nexus 4 and HTC One, other than that certain apps which try to emulate Android “L” apps ...

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How To: Update the Google Play Store on your Android without an APK

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It’s usually best to be on the latest version of the Google Play store app on your Android device since from time to time Google releases bug fixes, updates the UI and packs in even more new features. Most people either wait until the newest version hits their device or downloads an APK ...

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Google Maps 8.1.0 update brings terrain view

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Google has updated their Maps app bringing the version number to 8.1.0 from the previous 8.0.0 having already updated their camera app to version 2.2. With the update comes terrain view which will display 3D elevation of various geographic features such as mountains, making it extremely useful ...

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Google Play gets optimized for mobile

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On Android most people can access the Google Play store via a mobile app. There are a some instances where people including those on other than Android devices need to access the not-so-nice mobile version of Google Play. To fix that problem Google has finally decided to update their Google ...

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Spotify for Android updated to provide an even better user experience

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Spotify has announced a new update available for download in the Play Store.   The new update features an refreshed interface with a black theme, new typography and rounded iconography. Also added to their offering is a feature called Your Music, which allows you to save and organize songs ...

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Google+ updated with new photo editing and management features

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Google is currently rolling out a major update to its Android Google+ app which brings some nice features to the photo sharing and management. The update also brings the usual bug fixes and speed optimisations, but the big story here is the added functionality users now get to their photos ...

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Have a Nexus or GPE device? Download the Google Now Launcher OFFICIALLY from Google Play

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When the Nexus 5 was announced the launcher looked a bit different from what people are used to seeing on a stock Android device.We’re used to seeing the same launcher on basically every Nexus device, so it was a bit of a shocker when Google unveiled the new look.It was running the Google ...

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