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Google Play introduces free app of the week

Google Play brings 'Free App of the Week' to Family section

Google Play is now offering a 'Free App of the Week' in its Family section, something the company has yet to do before. In its recently launched Family section, Google Play is now hosting a 'Free App of the Week' for the first time ever. The app this week, Daniel Tiger Grr-ific Feelings by PBS...
Family section now in Google Play

Find family-friendly content with ease in new Family section of Google Play

Google's new Family section is now live in Google Play, making it easier to find appropriate content for the whole family. At Google I/O, Google announced that it would be adding a new Family section to Google Play to make it easier to find family-friendly content. The new section is live in...
Android app ratings

Age-based app ratings now showing in Google Play Store

Google back in March announced that all Android apps in the Google Play Store soon would display age-based content ratings. Developers would answer questions in a fairly simple survey (I've done it a dozen times now) and in turn would receive a rating from the International Age Rating Coalition...
Google highlights the best apps with Material Design with Google Play showcase

Google highlights the best apps with Material Design with Google Play showcase

Google has compiled a list of 18 apps that it feels best showcase Material Design. Just in time for the one year anniversary of Material Design, Google has compiled a showcase of the 18 third-party apps that it feels best take advantage of the design paradigm. The list was compiled by the...
Google Play has over one billion active users

Google Play sees more than 50 billion installs in the past year, over one billion active users

Google Play is growing along with Android, and there are currently over one billion active users, and it is growing worldwide. Apps make our phones better, and Google Play is constantly growing because of this. In 2014, Google saw over 50 billion installs, and there are currently one billion...
Google is making it easier to find family-friendly content on the Play Store

It'll soon be easier to find family-friendly content on Google Play

Google has detailed some of the changes coming to the Google Play Store that make it easier for parents to find family-friendly content. Google is making it easier for parents to find family-friendly content in the Play Store. The company is implementing a new system that offers filtered app...
Universal App Campaigns

Google to offer developers Universal App Campaigns

Google will give app developers what they are calling Universal App Campaigns, which should offer a better way to promote apps with Google's services. During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, the company announced what they called Universal Ad Campaigns, which offers app...
Google Play Store

NSA and allies planned to hijack the Google Play Store to install spyware on smartphones

Top-secret documents reveal that spy agencies from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States planned to implant spyware on mobile phones by intercepting data sent between app stores. The document, shared by Edward Snowden, detailed plans for the NSA – along with its...
Google introduces Literata, the new font for Play Books

Google introduces new default font for Play Books, Literata

Google has changed the default font in the Play Books app to Literata, which they believe will offer a better reading experience. Literata is the name of the new font choice found in Google Play Books, and the change comes from Google in an effort to bring a better reading experience to all...
Mad Men on Android

Google Play celebrates the end of Mad Men with multimedia site and free episode

Google Play has launched a multimedia website to help celebrate the end of the Mad Men TV series, and has also made the first episode of the show available for free. On Sunday, May 17, the final episode of the acclaimed TV series Mad Men will be shown on AMC. To celebrate the occasion, the TV...
Terminator Genisys

Google Play can now allow users to pre-register for upcoming app releases

App developers are now starting to allow Google Play Store users to pre-register for upcoming apps before they are released. If you have ever wanted to get an alert about when an Android app is being released in the Google Play Store, app developers now have the option to let you pre-register...
Google reportedly considering putting app permissions in the hands of users

Google reportedly considering putting app permissions in the hands of users

Google is reportedly working on bringing the ability for users to manage individual app permissions on their devices. According to a new report out of Bloomberg, Google may soon bring the ability for Android users to select what aspects of their device an app can and cannot have access to before...
New Google Play section showcases family content

Google makes it easier to find family-friendly content with new 'Designed for Families' program

Finding family-appropriate content in Google Play will be much easier thanks to Google's 'Designed for Families' program. Google wants to make sure that finding family-friendly content is easier in Google Play with their latest program, Designed for Families. There are currently a number of...
All the Star Wars movies (yes, even the bad ones) hit Google Play on April 10

All the Star Wars movies (yes, even the bad ones) hit Google Play on April 10

Duh. Duh. Duh-duh-duh-duhhhhhh-duh. Duh-duh-duh-duhhhhhh-duh. Duh-duh-duh-duh. Coming April 10. All the Star Wars movies. All in one place. (For us, that's Google Play. But it'll also be in the other usual outlets.) With new extras. All six movies are currently up for preorder on Google Play...
Android Central App

App developers can now slam on the brakes should a staged rollout go bad

Here's a small but extremely important little feature that's been added for developers in Google Play. Should a bug be found in the middle of a staged rollout, you can immediately halt said staged rollout to keep the bad code from hitting any additional devices while you work things out. In...
Score $50 in Google Play credit when purchase select devices from the Google Store

Score $50 in Google Play credit with purchase of select devices from the Google Store

Google is currently running a promotion on the Google Store that could net you $50 in Google Play credit when you purchase specific devices. The devices eligible for the offer are the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, or any Android Wear smartwatch. Taking advantage of the offer is pretty simple: you simply...
Google Play no longer is the Wild West, and that's good for developers and users

Google Play no longer is the Wild West, and that's good for developers and users

The news that Google is now reviewing apps submitted to Google Play is bound to draw the ire of folks who prefer a wide-open Internet. But the long-term ramifications mean better apps for all. There have been some pretty clear battle lines drawn within Android Central over the years, even if the...
Google Play Store

Google to manually approve submitted apps, implement age-based ratings for content

Google today announced that the company will be implementing a global content rating system for the Play Store, as well as manually reviewing submitted apps. These are major strives forward to better protect the community against fraudulent software submitted to the Play Store and any content...
Serena

Jennifer Lawrence's new movie Serena arrives on Google Play before its US theater launch

Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence, hits the Google Play Store before being released in theaters, and is currently available to rent for $9.99 in SD or $10.99 in HD. The movie, set in North Carolina during the 1930s Depression, also stars Lawrence's Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley...
Transformers

The first live-action 'Transformers' movie is free today on Google Play

It's the Autobots versus the Decepticons, as directed by Michael Bay. If you are in the US, you should be able to get the first live-action Transformers movie for free today in the Google Play Store. The movie was first released in 2007 and is by far the best film of this giant robots sci-fi...

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