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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Google Play Music

Google Play Music and All Access streaming makes its way to Mexico

30 day free trial with promotional pricing available until Nov. 11 Following up on a wide European expansion last week, Google is opening up Play Music and All Access streaming to Mexico starting today. The free component of Google Play Music has the same 20,000 user-uploaded song limit as in...
Google Play Games

Google Play Games adding new developer features

  New statistics, service alerts and increased storage for games The Google Play Games app has only been available for a few months now, but Google is expanding the developer tools related to the service starting today. First up are game services statistics in the developer console, which will...
HBO on Google Play

Google Play adds Game of Thrones, True Blood and other HBO programming

Even more HBO movies, TV series and documentaries coming in the future Google Play has added several HBO programs to its library, filling one of the larger gaps in its offerings up to this point. Starting today, you can purchase individual episodes or entire seasons of the most popular HBO shows...
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Google Play experiencing issues for most everyone

It's not just you. Users everywhere, including us here at AC, are running into issues downloading and installing apps from Google Play. The problems vary from the crazy 927 error, to the Play Store not responding, to no visual cue but nothing will download. We expect that Google will have things...
Google Play Music All Access

Google Play Music All Access comes to several new countries

19 countries now have access to Google's new subscription music service Google has just expanded its All Access music streaming service to several new countries, primarily across Europe. Building on the first European expansion that brought the service to nine countries in total, seven more...
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Google bringing NFC-enabled app vending machines to Japan

A new and entirely unnecessary way to buy games for your Android phone Japan is known for its crazy vending machines, and Google is hoping to cross the line from physical to digital goods in these machines with new Google Play units. In a bit of a curious idea, Google is installing large...
Google Play Movies & TV

Google Play Movies & TV updated, brings easier TV browsing

Get to watching the next episode with fewer taps Google has updated its Play Movies & TV app to allow you to browse your TV collection more easily. Before, when you were in the My TV Shows tab, you would have to scroll down a huge list to find the TV show that you wanted. The update brings a...
FIFA 14

FIFA 14 lands on Android

Title arrives today on Google Play and Amazon Appstore Following Madden 25 last week, EA's leading soccer/football title FIFA 14 is now available on Android through Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Like the console version, FIFA features a wealth of real-world clubs, tournaments and players...
Nexus 4

Nexus 4 16GB now out of stock on Google Play, too

Third-party retailers still selling the device, but no indication of how long stock will hold Update: The Verge is reporting via a "trusted source" that this is the end of the road for the Nexus 4 in the U.S., and that no new N4 stock will be arriving. Original story: After seeing the 8GB...
LTE Nexus 7

LTE Nexus 7 now available from Google Play

32GB, Wifi and LTE Nexus 7 (2013) for $349 The LTE version of the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet is now available at Google Play. Shipping in one to two days, the 32GB unlocked LTE device will work on all most major US carriers as it carries the 700, 850, AWS and 1900 MHz LTE bands. Additionally, the...
Nexus 4

Nexus 4 8GB sells out, reportedly won't be restocked

$249 16GB model still on sale; no indication that more 8GB stock is on the way Just a handful of days after Google cut the price of the Nexus 4 by $100, the phone has once again gone out of stock on the Play Store. While many of us have flashbacks to the stocking issues that hindered the device'...
Nexus 4

Nexus 4 price drops by $100 on Google Play to $199 or $249 [Updated]

The best deal in smart phones just got better, but why is the price dropping? Update: The official Google Play Twitter account has just confirmed the "25% off or more" sale for the Nexus 4 is active in Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Korea, US and UK. Original story: When Google put...
Asphalt 8

Asphalt 8: Airborne launches on Android

Gravity-defying racer available today on Google Play As promised, Gameloft's latest racing title Asphalt 8: Airborne is now available to download on Google Play, priced at $0.99. The game was one of a few titles shown off at Google's Android 4.3 event, where it was used to showcase the new...

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