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Nexus 7

Get $25 in Google Play credit when you buy a Nexus 7 from the Play Store

Google's making it easy to get a few apps or some media for your new Nexus 7 Google wants to make your holiday gift of a Nexus 7 a little bit better, as they are giving away $25 in Google Play credit with a new purchase from Google Play. Holiday Special: $25 Google Play credit and free...
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Play Store will now show tablet-designed apps by default on tablets

Another reason for developers to consider tablet designs for their apps Just as was previously announced, the Play Store is undergoing a few changes for those with tablets today. Although it has been an option for some time, when browsing app categories on a tablet you'll now be shown apps that...
Galaxy Note 3

Samsung offering U.S. Galaxy Note 3 owners $50 Google Play credit

If you've got a U.S. Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung's running a promotion until Jan. 6 that'll allow you to claim $50 of free Google Play credit. Simply hit up the promotion site, enter your details — including phone number, address, email and IMEI — and you'll be able to score $50 credit to use...
Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 now on sale in Hong Kong and India from Google Play [update]

Nexus 5 now available in 12 countries direct from Google Update: We now have an official price for the Nexus 5 in India, INR 28,999 (16GB) and INR 32,999 (32GB), and also have a better timeframe for the Nexus 5 launch in Saudi Arabia — LG is saying "early December" at this point, with pricing to...
What Matters

Share a picture of what matters and Google might give you a Nexus 7 or a $50 gift card

Google Play wants to see #whatmatters to you Google Play has fired up a neat little contest, and it just might be your chance to win a new 2013 Nexus 7 or a $50 Google Play gift card. What they want to see is a picture of the things that matter most to you, surrounding your favorite Android...
BB10 Google Play rumors

BlackBerry shoots down BB10/Google Play rumors

'No planned support' for Google's app platform on BB10, company says A recent round of rumors, sparked by images allegedly showing the Google Play Store running on a BlackBerry 10 handset, led to speculation that a deal may have been done to bring Google's app marketplace to BlackBerry devices....
Android Central

Google's App Translation Service now open for all developers to use

Service can cost as little as $75 per language for a small app Google is working to bring more of Google Play to countries with languages other than English, and launching its App Translation Service is a big step in the right direction. Announced back in May at Google I/O, the App Translation...
Android Central

Hangouts 2.0 now rolling out with SMS support

New version lets you use Google's IM app to send and receive texts As promised at last week's Google+ event, the new version of Hangouts capable of sending and receiving text messages is now rolling out through Google Play. The update to brings things up to speed with the version of Hangouts on...
Google Opinion Rewards

Google Opinion Rewards pays you in Play Store credit to take surveys

Answer a question, pay for that in-app purchase in Candy Crush The Google Opinion Rewards app has just launched in the Play Store, and it may be a good way to build up your Play Store credit balance. The idea isn't new — after you download the app, you'll occasionally be asked to answer a...
Google Text to Speech

Google Text-to-Speech now on Google Play, update rolling out

New version adds Korean support As part of Google's ongoing effort to spin off certain software features into Google Play for easier updating, the company has today launched the Google Text-to-Speech engine as a standalone app on the Play Store. The will push out automatically to those using an...
Kit Kat guide

KitKat Quick Start Guide available free in Google Play Books

For folks who need to know, and for those who can never read enough about KitKat In case you're looking for more information about Android 4.4, or to use it's more delicious name, KitKat, Google has you covered. The official Android 4.4 Quick Start Guide (53 pages) is available free from Google...
Google shipped

No, Google, thank you — Nexus 5 retail launch as smooth as you'd expect

Before we go any further today, we do need to mention just how smooth Thursday's launch of the Nexus 5 appeared to go from a retail standpoint. Google Play appeared to stand up to the nerd crush. Google Wallet — which in the past has been the bottleneck — handled the transactions as well as we...
Nexus 5 bumper

Whole bevy of official Nexus 5 cases also available in Google Play

Stylish (and expensive) ways to protect your new Nexus 5 Along with the announcement of the Nexus 5 on Google Play, Google is rolling out an assortment of different cases for the phone. There's both a "bumper" case available for $34.99 (£24.99 in the U.K.) and "QuickCover" for $49.99 (£34.99)....
spooky

Get your gaming fix during Google Play's Spooky Savings sale

Google is getting in the Halloween spirit, and they've got a page full of games with special Halloween promotions to celebrate. Titled "Spooky Savings", here's a list of what's available: Hotel Transylvania Dash — Play the first levels free, save 65% and unlock the full game for 99-cents...
Google Play TV

Google Play TV shows now available in Japan

TV shows from Google expands to only the third global location with Japanese availability The slow, slow rollout of Google Play TV Shows continues, with the addition of Japan as just the third country in which the content is available. Having been a U.S. exclusive for so long, British customers...
Twitter update

Twitter updated with inline photo and video previews

Inline previews and new, easier ways to reply, retweet and favorite The official Twitter app for Android has been updated with a feature that's long been popular in third-party clients, inline previews for photos and videos. The feature, enabled by default but toggleable in the settings menu,...
Google Play

New version of Google Play Store app pushing out, brings pull-out menu and little else

No secret KitKat changes came with today's Google Play store update You may have noticed a new look in your Google Play app this evening, as the 4.4 update is rolling out to users. There's not a lot to talk about with changes, because the only thing we're able to see different is the new...
Chromecast

Chromecast Android app now available internationally

But the device itself is still U.S.-only Good news for anyone outside the U.S. who's managed to import a Chromecast into their country. We're hearing reports that the accompanying Android app can now be downloaded through Google Play by international users, and we've confirmed that that's the...
Google Play Music

Google Play Music updated with 'I'm feeling lucky radio'

New icons for pinned music also in latest version There's a new version of Google Play Music rolling out today, bringing with it a couple of interesting new features. The first is plain to see at the top of the Listen Now and Radio sections, named "I'm feeling lucky radio," in an homage to...
Android Central

Google Play changes coming Nov 21, will focus on tablet apps

Apps designed for tablets will be more visible from your tablet come November 21 Google has announced that some changes are coming to Google Play on November 21, and that the tablet app section will take front and center. With all new tablet sales being 50 percent Android, Google wants to expand...

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