Google Play Store Now Supports Fingerprint Authorization For Purchases
Controlling access to a mobile device is the basic job of a fingerprint scanner, they’ve been around on smartphones for a few years now but most haven’t gone beyond making sure that the right person is accessing the device. Now though fingerprint sensors are capable of doing so much more, with Google even providing them the ability to authorize purchases made in the Google Play Store on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
$50 Amazon Tablet Can Access Google Play Store
Amazon has established itself as a player in the tablet market and recently the company shook things up by announcing a new entry level tablet that costs just $50 and is even being sold in six-packs, you can actually buy a six-pack of this new Fire tablet like you would buy a six-pack of beer just to get more bang for your buck. Many thought that Amazon will keep the tablet […]
Google Reportedly Putting Together Play Store Affiliate Program
If a new report is to be believed Google is working on an affiliate program for Google Play that’s not unlike the one that Apple has for its online content store, the affiliate program is said to be in early stages of development at this point in time and the possibility exists that it might either be shelved completely or changed significantly between now and the time it goes public.
Google Play Prepaid Cards Launched In India
It was reported recently that Google might officially announce the launch of its prepaid cards in India and now an official announcement from the company has come through on its country-specific blog. Starting today users in India can opt for Google Play prepaid cards to purchase digital content from the Google Play Store. The prepaid cards option is likely to get good traction in this emerging market where people still might […]
HBO Now Heads To Android
HBO confirmed its internet TV streaming service at Apple’s Spring Forward event in March and as reported, the service was made exclusive to Apple’s devices for three months. That exclusivity has now ended. It has been confirmed today at Google I/O 2015 that HBO Now is coming to Android, the standalone application will soon be available from the Google Play Store.
WhatsApp For Android Material Design Update Now Available For All
Millions of WhatsApp users on Android have been anxiously waiting for the app to be updated for the past few months, when the company made it clear that it will be bringing voice calling to the app. It ultimately did and in just a couple of updates the much awaited voice calling feature was activated for all of its users. Then came Material Design’s turn and while the app with the […]
Pre-Registration For Apps And Games Goes Live On Google Play Store
Whenever a hot new product arrives on the market people line up for hours to get their hands on it, what if you were waiting for a new app and games and would want to get in line so that you could instantly get it as soon as it went live? You can now figuratively get in line for select upcoming apps and games on the Google Play Store as […]
Google Yanks Nexus 5 And Original Chromebook Pixel From Play Store
Ever since the Nexus 6 was launched last year the Nexus 5’s availability on the Google Play Store has been spotty at best. It has been in and out of stock a couple of times. Before 2014 ended red and white versions of the device had disappeared from the Play Store altogether. The black version remained in stock at times but now its time is over as well. Nexus 5 is […]
Motorola Turbo Charger Can Now Be Purchased From Play Store
Last month a listing for the Motorola Turbo Charger was spotted on the Google Play Store. At the time this accessory was listed as “coming soon,” so one couldn’t really say when it would be available for purchase, well the wait ends today. Motorola Turbo Charger listing is alive and well on the Google Play Store which now allows customers to purchase this accessory.
YouTube On Android To Comes With A Built-in Video Trimming Feature
You can now trim and upload videos from your Android device all in a same app. The latest update to the YouTube app on Android has offers a new useful feature which allows the user to trims video right before uploading their video online.Previously, users are required to either upload an entire video shot with their devices or edit it with a third party app. And it seemed that such […]
Ads Are Coming To Google Play Store Search Results
Google’s ad products are what generate much of the company’s revenue. There are ads in search results, ads in YouTube videos and ads on almost every other website on the internet that are powered by the company’s AdSense service. Safe to say one can assume that Google would expand its ads products to some of its other offerings as well when it feels that the time is right. That’s precisely what […]
HTC Zoe App Gets An Update
Well, well, what do we have here? It looks as though HTC is not content with merely updating their HTC Video Player app on Google Play, they have also decided to push out an update to its HTC Zoe app. The HTC Zoe app is a photo sharing program, and as with every other self respecting app update, this particular one will be accompanied by a handful of new features, […]
Google Play Reportedly Overtakes App Store In App Quantity
People have long compared the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store primarily because they service two of the most widely used mobile platforms in the market. Given Android’s open-source nature and licensing the platform is ahead of iOS in smartphone market share but now it appears that for the first time the Google Play Store has overtaken the App Store in overall app quantity.
Nexus 9 And Nexus Player Available Now From Google Play Store
It has merely been two weeks since Google announced its new crop of Nexus devices which included the much rumored Nexus 9 tablet, as well as the company’s first Android TV powered streaming box. Both products were available for pre-order soon after they were unveiled but if you happen to be one of those people who like to take their sweet time in making up their minds about purchasing a […]
Google Glass Explorer Edition Now Available From Google Play Store
Google’s wearable device, Google Glass, has been around for quite some time now. Initially only a select few people were invited to participate in the Explorer Program. The company then expanded this program to bring in more “Explorers.” But a few months back Glass was finally opened up for sale and it was even made available across the pond in the UK. Now Google has listed Glass on its biggest […]
Google Play Store Update May Take Out The Pain From App Restoration
Word on the street is that Google is building a cross-device app restoration feature into the Google Play Store application. The feature would allow users to not only restore all of their previously installed applications but also restore app data. Apparently users will be able to choose which backup to restore, all backups from an Android smartphone or tablet will be associated with their Google account.
Google Play Store PayPal Support Finally Added
It may be similar to Google Wallets but that hasn’t stopped the Mountain View company as recognizing its importance as a payments provider. Today finally the Google Play Store PayPal support has been rolled out. Android users around the world can now pay for content purchase through the store using their PayPal accounts.
Google Sued By Mother After Son Racks Up In-App Purchases
Countless parents have been in this situation where their kids rack up insane amounts of in-app purchases, often digital currency, paid for by real money charged to the parents’ accounts. Certain bait apps exist in both the App Store and Google Play Store which entice users, games gear this towards kids, to make in-app purchases. Such apps are often free, but offer items as expensive as $99.99. A woman from […]