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Select users will now start noticing promoted apps in Play Store search results as Google will start showing ads to improve app discovery and increase the reach of developers.
Google has pulled numerous apps from its Play Store that had been directing users to install more software, which secretly collected their personal data and sent premium-rate text messages.
Google continues its efforts to eradicate piracy after facing harsh criticism. The latest includes removing Pirate Bay related apps from the store, much to the dismay of the respective developers.
First reduced from 24 hours to 15 minutes in 2010, now Google has extended that window to 2 hours which means you have a bit more time to decide if you want to purchase an app or not.
Google's brilliant little Nexus 7 tablet just became even more appealing for those in the UK, where anyone buying the device between now and June 1 will get £50 of credit to spend in the Play Store.
HTC has published its BlinkFeed launcher and a Service Pack for providing system updates to the Google Play Store just as the launch of its all new One flagship smartphone draws near.
Google has rolled out a keyboard app update that now comes with personalized word suggestion which is now synced across the cloud from other Google services in your account.
The viral mobile game "Flappy Bird" has finally been taken down from the Apple and Play Store, after the developer claimed the game was "ruining his life". His twitter account has also been inactive.
A new analysis based on the 2013 holiday season sales from various devices has revealed that iOS is still the most lucrative platform as users make more purchases online from Apple devices.
Google has announced an update to the Search app which now allows Android users to search across various installed apps as well as get app suggestions, enabling them to get more relevant information.
So you are browsing through the Play Store and you find a cheaper, identical version of the app that you want to buy. There is no harm in downloading this right? Wrong. A Trojan steals your bank info.
Google have updated the Play Store, including a new UI and design language which is used in Google's Search apps, as well as Google Now. The new Store design is said to help users find new content.
Google Play turns one today, and to celebrate, the team is throwing freebies your way for a limited time only; what can be better than freebies I ask? Not a lot. Info after the jump.
The Android platform has been doing so well in the smartphone and tablet industry, that Google, much like Apple, has now surpassed the 700,000 application count for its platform.
Here's a stat or two for you; Google Play Store has 675,000 apps available, reaching 25 billion downloads across those apps. In celebration, Google is, offering discounts on apps, movies and books.
Google has changed the developer policies for their Play Store to aid buyers and users. They have made it harder to push fake apps, and finally killed the frustrating AirPush advertisement platform.
The Google development team have released another redesign for the not-as-popular-as-they'd-like-it-to-be social network's Android application, bringing in some more Holo influences.