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Google Play Store getting 'designed for tablets' category in top charts

Android tablets are growing in popularity, and Google recognizes this and is setting out to make great tablet apps more visible in the Play Store. Starting today, there will be a new "designed for tablets" section in each of the top charts tabs in the Play Store when accessed from an Android...
Hugo Barra

Google Play has now passed 48 billion app installs

Hugo Barra just took to the stage in San Francisco at Google I/O 2013, and the first thing he talked about was some extremely impressive statistics for Google Play.  Google Play has now seen an astonishing total of 48 billion app installs, with 2.5 billion installs in just the last month alone.  ...
TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio now lets you buy music you hear from Google Play

Direct links to the Play Store make music buying easier TuneIn Radio has just released an update to its streaming radio service that lets users quickly find and purchase the music they're listening to in Google Play. The app has simply added a Google Play icon to the action bar between the share...
Android Central App Review

All developers can now reply to Google Play reviews

The early pilot program expands to let all developers respond to issues directly and i​n public Google is working to make the Play Store reviews system a little more constructive today by expanding the ability to respond to reviews to any developer, rather than just a small testing group....
the head and the heart

The Head and the Heart - a rising band available on Google Play

I’m a huge music fan and I tend to enjoy all genres. If you’re not fond of much of the music today that is too often full of auto-tune and artificial sound, I have a recommendation for you. The Head and the Heart is a band that originated in Seattle and boasts many different styles, specifically...
Nook HD

Google Play coming to Nook HD and Nook HD+

Barnes and Noble team up with Google, will significantly increase the availability of apps for both Nook HD tablets While the Barnes & Noble Nook HD and Nook HD+ each have access to the B&N online stores for books and apps, tonight CEO William Lynch has announced that with an update due...
Facebook update

Google: If you distribute your app through Google Play, you'll update it through Google Play

Facebook had been confusing users with unsolicited 'beta' updates outside the app store Google recently changed its Google Play Developer Program Policies to prevent applications from using Google's app store and then going off the reservation for updates.  The change likely is in direct...
tablet tips

Google adds tablet optimization tips to Google Play Developer Console

Google proactively scanning apps uploaded to Google Play for tablet compatibility, provides feedback to developers in real-time Google has added a new tablet optimization tips page to the developer console in order to provide feedback about apps and how they fare against the Tablet App Quality...
Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 now available in Google Play

Iron Man 3 flies his way to Android, grab it for free from Google Play Gameloft has published Iron Man 3 to Google Play this morning, bringing the Marvel hero to life on your Android phone or tablet. Fly your way through this endless runner meets on-rails shooter, fighting against A.I.M. forces...
Facebook Home

Facebook Home hits 500,000 installs, but what about active users?

Sometimes a big number is just... a big number The new "love it or hate it" app out there, Facebook Home, has surpassed a pretty notable milestone in the Play Store today: 500,000 installs. That's half a million installs of an app that many said would appeal to a very small section of people --...
Samsung Nexus 10

Android developers encouraged to update Play Store listings with tablet screenshots

Tablet screenshots will now show in Play Store listings for users browsing on that device The official Android Developers Blog has just put up a post explaining to app developers guidelines for uploading and displaying screenshots of their apps running on tablets. Developers can now specify the...
Google Play

Google gives away devices and gift cards in Play Store sweepstakes

Win a Nexus 4, 7, 10, or $10 in Play Store bucks If you like free stuff, Google has some great news: it is giving away ten Nexus 10 tablets, seven Nexus 7 tablets, and (you guessed it) four Nexus 4 phones, as well as 100 gift cards worth $10 a pop in the Google Play Favorite Things Sweepstakes....
Android Central

Google Play Store gets a new look

Google's content portal gets a lighter, brighter visual refresh Following some recent leakage, it seems the new look Google Play Store app is finally official. Google has just announced that the new-look Play Store app will begin rolling out to Android devices today. In today's announcement post...
Play Store

New Google Play Store app sighted on Google+

A visual refresh could be coming soon to Google's content portal The last time the Google Play Store app got a major redesign, it was still called the Android Market. So we're about due a visual refresh, and it looks like a new version could be headed our way sooner rather than later. YouTube's...
Google Play Sound Search

Google Play Sound Search now available in the UK

"What's this song?" working in Google Now as well Google's Sound Search, which lets users identify music tracks and artists by letting their phone listen to them, is branching out from the U.S. to include users in the U.K. In addition to the stand-alone app and widget for Sound Search, the same...
Nexus 4 headset

New Nexus 4 accessories debut on Google Play

Headphones with line mic, charger and microUSB cable now available separately Google has launched three new accessories for the Nexus 4 through the Google Play devices store. Well -- of the three, only one is really new -- the wired headset with line mic -- but it doesn't hurt that the official...
Tablet Apps

'Featured Android Apps for Tablets' page now on Google Play website

Developers who spend time to make apps that look great on a tablet get a shout-out from Google on a new page at the Google Play site. Google has put up a page at Google Play that focuses on apps designed with a tablet in mind. Android doesn't require applications to be specifically written for...
Android Central

Evernote 5 available in the Play Store with updated UI, camera, and shortcuts

Evernote users will be happy to see that their favorite note taking app has received a large update today, bumping it up to version 5.0. Along with a minor face lift to the user interface, shortcuts are now available that let you quickly access notes, notebooks, and tags. For those that like...
Nexus 7 India

Nexus 7 now available in India directly from the Play Store

The Nexus 7 has just appeared for sale on the Google Play store in India, with a shipping date of April 5. There hasn't been any official announcement to our knowledge, but a couple of quick people on Twitter found it as soon as it went live in the store -- and it doesn't get much more official...
Google Play gift cards Canada

Google Play gift cards now redeemable in Canada

Google is in the process of activating their gift card program in Canada, and codes are now redeemable via the web for a number of users. We gave it a shot ourselves, and as you can see Rene was able to access the page to redeem a card with no trickery involved. If you're in Canada, and want to...

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