Posts tagged as: Google Play

Google Play Points Rewards Program Comes To The States

  Google has added a rewards program called Google Play Points to the Android app store. The program is free to join and members earn points for everything they buy through Google Play, and even for downloading “featured” free apps and games. Points can be redeemed for Google Play purchases, in-app purchases and discounts, as […]

Google Ending Play Services Support for Android 4.X AKA Ice Cream Sandwich

Google has announced it will  no longer update Google Play Services for Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich. Google says the active device count for Ice Cream Sandwich is below 1% of all users and has been for some time. The company will deprecate support for the seven-year-old platform in future updates to Google Play Services. Google […]

Google Play Store Has Added 4K Movies

Google today said the Google Play Movies & TV store is now offering a small selection of 4K (Ultra HD) movies. About 125 titles can be purchased or streamed in 4K. Google is charging $8 for 4K rentals and between $25 and $30 for 4K purchases. Earlier this year, Google updated its Google Chromecast product […]

Google Dishes Stats for Chromecast, Play, Store, Google Photos Users & More at I/O

Google shared some updates on company stats today while kicking off its Google I/O developer conference including updates on Chromecast, active users, new Android phones, Google Play installs and more. In addition to showing off its new chatbot-style Google Assistant, Amazon Echo-like Google Homedevice, new Allo and Duo messaging apps, and Daydream VR platform, the company […]

First Episode of Better Call Saul Free on iTunes, Google Play

Better Call Saul, the long-awaited spin-off to Breaking Bad, is now available on iTunes and Google Play. The premiere episode of the series, which is set in the years before the protagonist becomes Walter White’s lawyer, is free to acquire from both services, with extra episodes priced at $2 each or $17 for the season […]

Google Will Stop Calling Free-to-Play Games “Free” in the EU

“Free-to-play,” one of the most popular business models for mobile apps, may be getting a makeover — at least in name. A statement released today by the European Commission said that, following an appeal to Google and Apple last December, Google has decided to change how it refers to “free” apps. Starting in September, at […]

Apple Tried Nudging FTC into Investigating Google Play

Apple’s general counsel, Bruce Sewell, tried to get the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate in-app purchase policies at Google Play, an email obtained via the Freedom of Information Act shows. Days after Apple agreed to pay a $32.5 million settlement over its own approach to in-app purchases, Sewell forwarded a Consumer Reports story to […]

Google Updates Search and Play Games

Google recently updated a couple of its Android applications with new features. Google Search, which includes Google Now, has a new card that remembers where the owner parked their car. The card lists an approximate address, displays the location on a map, and indicates how far the phone is from the car. If it’s not […]

Google Hit with Widespread Outage of Gmail, Google+, Hangouts

Google suffered an outage on its e-mail service that affected all users of Gmail, as well as affecting Google+, Hangouts, and Google Play. Starting at approximately 2pm Eastern Time today, the outage prevented Gmail users from accessing the service at all, instead presenting “Temporary Error (500)” message, though after 20 minutes, a number of users […]

Moto G Now Available As Google Play Edition

Google has added the Motorola Moto G to the Google Play Store as a Play Edition device. The G, which has a 4.5-inch 720p HD screen, 5-megapixel camera, and 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, is being sold unlocked and contract free for $179 (8GB) and $199 (16GB). The Moto G runs a stock version of […]

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