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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...
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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...
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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...
The Da Vinci Code on Google Books

The Da Vinci Code free in the Play Store; Inferno prolouge and first chapter as a bonus

Many times we get asked where good free books can be found for Android. Not only is this one free, but it also comes with some extra content. Dan Brown's runaway hit The Da Vinci Code can now be downloaded from Google Play Books for free until March 24 for your phone or tablet. Packaged with this...
Nexus 4 Official Bumper

Nexus 4 Bumpers in stock in the U.S. Google Play Store

Perhaps one of the most sought after accessories on Google Play, the bumper case for Google's Nexus 4 is back in stock. Ever since the launch of the Nexus 4, Google has had problems getting these bumpers out to customers. Even those who ordered on launch day were told to expect delays up to 3...
Nexus 4

Nexus 4 back in stock at German Google Play Store

The UK isn't the only country that's just seen a fresh influx of Nexus 4 stock at its Google Play Store. Today the official +Nexus Google+ page sends word that the coveted handset is now back in stock in Germany. The phone is available in 8GB and 16GB flavors for €299 and €349 respectively, and...
Nexus 4

Nexus 4 up for sale once again in the UK Play Store

After a not-so-brief hiatus from the U.K. Play Store, the Nexus 4 is back up for sale. In both 8GB and 16GB versions for £239 and £279, respectively. We can't say how long this will last, but if you have yet to get your hands on one directly from the source, now is the time. Nexus 4 8GB on...
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Google removing ad-blocking apps from Google Play

Google has removed several ad-blocking apps from Google Play this afternoon, and sent letters to the developers explaining that they were breaking one of the rules. Section 4.4 of the Play store developer distribution agreement says: You agree that you will not engage in any activity with the...
Google Play Birthday

Google Play's birthday continues with deals in every part of the store

Google Play has turned one year old, and although it kicked off the celebration slowly on day 1 the flood gates are now open to hundreds of deals across the store. There are special deals now for TV rentals, discounts on popular books, free games and a whole lot more. Here are the landing pages...
Nexus 7

Nexus 7 now available from the Play Store in Korea

Google is expanding Play Store availability of its devices today by bringing the Nexus 7 to Korea directly. Sure the Nexus 7 has been out for some time now, but that doesn't mean its not still one of the best options when it comes to the 7-inch form factor. And any time that you can buy Google's...
UK Google Play gift card

Google Play gift cards officially land in the UK, Tesco and Morrisons on-board

There've been plenty of hints at Google Play gift cards landing in the UK since shortly after the U.S. launch. Today, on the service's first birthday, Google has announced that UK consumers will be able to buy the cards in £10, £25 and £50 denominations, with "all" Tesco and Morrisons stores...

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