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Google clarifies Play Store payment policy, says Android 12 will ease using third-party app stores
Google says that all new app submissions after January 20, 2021 must adopt Google Play Store’s native billing system for in-app purchases.
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Google is testing app subscriptions directly from the Play Store instead of in-app method
Apps that follow this subscription method will show information such as billing cost, subscription duration, services it offers, etc. on the listing page.
Google Play Store adds a ‘Premium’ section for games that play well on a Chromebook
The ‘Premium’ section currently offers only nine ‘games that play well on Chromebooks’, but the list is likely going to expand in the near future.
Viral app that let users remove Chinese applications kicked off the Play Store
The developer has not revealed as to why exactly the controversial app was kicked off the Google Play Store after clocking over a million downloads.
Google Play gets a new Kids section for apps approved by teachers
All apps must be designed in accordance with Google’s “Designed for Families” guidelines before they are listed under the “Kids” section.
Google Play Movies might soon offer free movies and TV shows, but with ads
Google Play Movies lets you buy or rent movies and TV shows, but the platform might soon let users watch content for free if they agree to see ads.
Lenovo A7 Google Play listing reveals the upcoming phone’s design and specifications
Lenovo is gearing up to launch a new entry-level phone, but the…
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Google introduces Google Play Points and rewards for the U.S.
In the United States, Google Play Points is now available, as of November 4, 2019. You can join for free and start earning Play Points
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G pre-order dates, Google Pixel 3a confirmed & more – Pocketnow Daily
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about pre-orders dates for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, leaked specs of the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL & more
Google Play supporting app developers who reward users who watch ads
The company behind Android is making it easier to implement incentives for users to watch video ads in their apps. And there’s more to come.
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Play Pass subscription possibly coming to Google Play Store
There is slight, but repeated, evidence that hints towards Google silently preparing a Play Pass subscription service for the Store.
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Google Play Store may be getting Play Points loyalty program
A recent report details what might end up to become a loyalty program for the Google Play Store based on Play Points. Check it out!
Here’s what you need to play Fortnite in your Android phone
Find out if your Android Phone is going to let you play Fortnite or not with the complete list of the compatible devices and minimum requirements
Huawei AppGallery expands worldwide on Huawei and Honor phones starting with the P20
Huawei and Honor phone users looking for a “family-friendly app store specifically designed” for them should look no further. Say hello to the global AppGallery.
More than 700,000 ‘bad’ apps were banned from Google Play last year, up 70 percent
Google Play Protect, machine learning techniques and an overall increased commitment to security made Android’s main app store a more trusted and safer place in 2017 than ever before.
Google Play audiobooks go live in 45 countries, with Google Assistant English support
You don’t need any sort of subscription to purchase individual Google Play audiobooks in 45 countries around the world, and listen to them on Android, iOS or the web.
Google Play changes aim to take Android app security and performance to the next level
Android app security and performance will be a big focus for Google over the next couple of years, as proven by recently announced Play Store policy revisions.
Movies Anywhere brings major studios together across all your devices
After three years of Disney exclusivity, the Movies Anywhere digital locker service has expanded to Warner Bros., Fox, Universal and Sony.
Drooling over that iPhone X notch? These two apps let you easily add it to any Android device
Why would anyone want to voluntarily give up precious screen real estate on their Android devices? To spoof the iPhone X, of course.
Android Market was still a thing, but it’s no more, as Google pulls the plug on Android 2.1 and lower
It’s more of a formality than anything, as it’s unlikely to impact many users, but for what it’s worth, the Play Store-preceding Android Market is dead.
Samsung’s free new SoundAssistant app comes with personalized audio settings for Galaxy phones
While not exactly a big leap forward for the Galaxy S8’s audio experience, Samsung SoundAssistant seems like it can be quite helpful at times.
All-new Google Play Music app rethinks the home screen, using machine learning to constantly transform
Gear up for a substantially improved Google Play Music streaming experience, centered on machine learning and user personalization.
Google Play comfortably beats App Store in 2015 downloads, but loses in revenue
According to a market research firm, there were twice as many apps downloaded from Google Play than the App Store in 2015, but the latter made more money.
Google Play suspends Podcast Addict; are bans based on 3rd party content going too far?
Today’s Google Play Podcast Addict ban is targeting the app for unwanted “sexually explicit material” – but should we be blaming apps for 3rd party content?
Google dialer picks up call blocking as it and Contacts app (briefly) come to Play Store
You’ll find Google dialer call-blocking support in the app’s latest update, which – along with Contacts – just made its (albeit brief) Play Store debut.