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Attention, people of Earth! Somehow in the 1,000 or so words written yesterday on the Version 1.3 update to the official Android Central App, we managed to leave out another change — and this one actually affects the website as well as the app.  The blog for some time has used the "Get it on...
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The new Google Play: We've come a long way, baby

The Android Market website, circa Feb. 2011 For better or for worse, Google does what Google does — we're going to have to adapt I'm seeing a lot of hate about the new Google Play web redesign. It seems like no matter what Google does with it, haters gonna hate, and Google can't please everyone...
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The new Google Play store design is now on the web, too

The same great design available on Android devices has made its way to the Google Play website. That fresh, new card interface design that we've grown to love in the Google Play app has now made its way to the website. All the content is still there, they've just made it a bit easier to navigate...
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Google Play highlights photography with free eBook, notable apps

Free eBook and eight great apps to get new 'shutter bugs' started with photography As it regularly does, Google Play is highlighting a specific subject with a content promotion and this time the focus is on photography. This week's focus is kicking off with a free eBook from the Play Store -- "...
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Google Play highlights great apps with the 'Beautiful Design Collection'

A set of apps that show off the highest quality of design and function on Android today Every so often Google Play will put up "collections" of apps that fall into a certain genre or fit with a current season or holiday. This time the Android Design Team is taking time to highlight 11 apps that...
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Take control of your Google Play application settings

The Google Play application on your phone or tablet is your gateway to all the content Google has to offer. You'll use it often, whether you're looking at apps, books, magazines or any other digital content you can buy or rent from Google for your Android device. Needless to say, it's important...
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Reminder: June 30 is the last day to get Google Play Music All Access for $7.99 a month

Save two dollars a month by signing up before Monday Attention music fans! Google Play Music All Access will move from $7.99 per month to $9.99 per month starting July 1. If you want to save $2 a month on the life of the service you'll need to act before Monday rolls around. Signing up is easy...
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Android 101: Keep your apps up to date

Those apps aren't going to update themselves ... by default, that is One of the best parts about owning a smart phone is the limitless possibilities of installing apps that can do so much more than the phone can out of the box. The unfortunate downside is trying to keep up with the seemingly...
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Facebook introduces Android app beta testing via Google Groups

Proper beta testing with a feedback network to help squash bugs and improve performance Facebook has had a rocky past of questionable app quality and a couple instances of side-stepping Play Store guidelines for updates, but the social network is hoping to correct some of those issues today by...
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Google to continue letting Argentine developers sell apps in Google Play ... for now

Developers can still sell and receive payment through Google Play, but a permanent solution isn't yet available Backtracking on its previous statement that it would stop allowing developers in Argentina sell paid apps in Google Play, Google is extending the deadline to an undetermined date in...
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Google Play Books, separate 'Games' section now available in Ireland

Two new categories arrive in the Play Store for Irish users Google Play users in Ireland should now have access to both the Play Books store as well as a separate "Games" section on their devices starting today. As pointed out to us by one of our eagle-eyed readers, the Play Store in Ireland now...
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Google now accepting 'Google Play for Education' app submissions

Third-party group of educators to review each educational app submitted Google announced on its Android Developers Blog that it is now accepting submissions for its Google Play for Education platform, which will bring education- and age-appropriate apps to schools. The system, which was...
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Password protect your Google Play app to prevent unwanted purchases

Money doesn't grow on trees. Take a few steps to password protect your Google Play purchases. When it comes to things that cost real money, people tend to become a little more cautious. Nobody wants their child or kid brother accidentally buying a bunch of apps or in-app purchases from Google...
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Google promoting Google Play Music when connecting to Starbucks free Wifi

Logging into free Wifi at Starbucks? Now you'll be shown a free trial offer for Google Play Music All Access Starting this week, Starbucks and Google have partnered up to offer customers that connect to its free Wifi promotional deals to check out content from Google Play. For some time now...
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This week's sidebar poll: Does Google Play have all the apps you want?

Does Google Play cover all your wants and needs in the app department, or are you left wanting? Tell us in this week's poll Kevin, Phil and the gang have been talking apps and app stores all week in Talk Mobile. They're sharing some pretty deep insight into the way apps, and the buying and...
Google Play Music

Testing Google Play Music's new streaming quality settings

New Play Music settings could cut your streaming data usage in half The launch of Google Play Music All Access last month reminded many of us just how much data the app uses for streaming and caching. There were a few things you could do to try and limit your usage, but in the end Google was...
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Google Keyboard now available directly from Google Play

The stock 'Nexus' keyboard app, complete with gesture typing, is now available to all Android users through the Google Play Store Google continues the movement of its core Android apps onto the Google Play app marketplace with today's standalone launch of Google Keyboard. That's the new name for...
White Nexus 4

White Nexus 4 now available in the U.S.

White color variant launches on Google Play and T-Mobile U.S. After launching in Hong Kong earlier this week, the white LG Nexus 4 has made its Western debut today in the United States. The phone is available right now from the Google Play Store, priced $299 for 8GB and $349 for 16GB, same as...
Sky apps after hack

Sky apps back on Google Play following account hack

Full complement of Sky Android apps available once again after recent hack by Syrian Electronic Army A quick heads-up for Sky subscribers in the UK -- the satellite broadcaster's range of Android apps has returned to the Play Store today following its Google Play account being hacked. The hack ...
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Google Play no longer able to pay Argentine Android devs

Google to stop accepting payments for Argentine developers from June 27, apps to be pulled from July 27. Android developers based in Argentina have received notice from Google that it'll no longer be able to accept payments for them from June 27. A letter from Google to devs, obtained by South...

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