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The one Google Play Store setting you have to turn off

If you're new to Android completely or even if you just picked up a new device for the first time, there's one pretty annoying Google Play Store setting that you're probably going to want rid of as soon as possible. We're talking about the one that adds a shortcut to your homescreen for each...
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Redesigned Google Play Store hitting more devices

According to, well, a lot of you fine folks out there, the new, redesigned Google Play Store is making its way to more devices today. (It started its trollout a couple weeks ago, pushing to just a small percentage of devices.) If you've yet to experience it, things are pretty different. You've...
Google Play dev console adds field for developers' physical addresses

Google Play dev console adds field for developers' physical addresses

Google today revised the announcement in the Developer Console telling us all that starting tomorrow, Sept. 30, physical addresses will be required. Those addresses will be available on the app detail page in Google Play. The field appears to be live in the dev console, and you can add an address...

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Cuba can now access free apps on Google Play along with Google Analytics

Following the launch of Google's Chrome browser in Cuba earlier this year, the company has announced that residents in that country can now download free apps and games on the Google Play Store for the first time, along with the free version of its Google Analytics service. As with the launch...
Google Play Store offers up to 75% off select movies through Black Friday

Google Play Store offers up to 75% off select movies through Black Friday

The Google Play Store is offering major discounts on several movies in their library as early Black Friday deals. Right now you can get newer releases like Divergent, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and 300: Rise of an Empire, for up to 75 percent off. Discounts are also available for a number of...
Score deals in participating apps with 'Buy with Google' promotion

Score deals in participating apps with 'Buy with Google' promotion

Google announced today that it has some big savings in store for those of you shopping around the with your favorite retailer apps from the Google Play Store. If you choose "Buy With Google" at checkout you can snag some great deals from several different participating retailers. To take...
Google adds China to list of supported Play Store merchants

Google adds China to list of supported Play Store merchant locations

It looks like Google is keeping the train rolling in its efforts to support apps from developers around the world. The company announced today via its Android developer blog that developers in China will now be able to offer both free and paid apps in the Google Play Store. The announcement...
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Google adds 7 new countries to list of supported Play Store Merchants

Google has again widened the availability of Play Store Merchant accounts, this time to 7 new countries. Now those located in Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Qatar, or Venezuela can register as merchants and accept payments for premium apps through Google Play. Previously developers...
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Google wants you to know how to build a successful Android app

So you've got an app idea, but how do you make it a successful app idea? Google is here with a handy guide that aims to help you with everything you need to know about having an app that's successful on Google Play. With over a million apps to choose from and hundreds of millions of customers, it...
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Google Play can now accept Brazilian Real currency for apps and games

Google is now accepting payments in Brazilian Real (BRL) for the purchase of Android apps and games in the Google Play Store. New Brazilian Google Play developer accounts will automatically use BRL as their default currency from now on. Merchants who sell apps in Brazil and get payouts in...
Developers can now publish Android TV apps on Google Play store

Developers can now publish Android TV apps on Google Play store

Google announced that developers can now publish apps created for Android TV on the Play store. Additionally, Google also published some guidelines for developing apps for Android TV, which can be found on the Android Developer portal. If you've got a great app or game, Android TV and...
Google Play Movies & TV now available on Roku Players

Google Play Movies & TV now available on Roku Players

If you're a Roku owner who likes taking a dip into Google's ecosystem, there's a bit of good news today: Google Play Movies & TV is now available on Roku Players in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and Canada. If you're new to Google Play, it's still worth checking out, as Google is currently...
Moto 360 chargers now in stock on Google Play

Moto 360 chargers now in stock on Google Play

Google Play is following Best Buy in stocking spare Moto 360 Chargers. You can pick up the Qi wireless charger for a cool $39.99 from the Google Play store here. The price tag of this spare official charger is a bit hefty, so if you find yourself scrounging for change, there are cheaper...

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