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
Be My Eyes, Empires & Puzzles and Flipkart top eclectic list of 2018 Google Play Award winners
Far from a popularity contest, the 2018 Google Play Awards were handed out to a mix of mainstream hits and obscure underdogs including BBC Earth: Life in VR and Episode by Pocket Gems.
Oreo gains modest 1.1 percent share in Android distribution numbers for May
The latest Android distribution chart looks just as bad as the one from last month, with Nougat in the lead, Marshmallow in second place, and Oreo at only 5.7 percent.
ZTE’s US trouble intensifies, as company could lose access to essential Android apps and services
While it’s practically impossible to prohibit ZTE from using actual Android source code, the company’s smartphones might be kicked out of Google’s Play Store.
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.
Samsung’s official PyeongChang 2018 app brings you closer to the Olympic action
The only mobile app you’ll need to follow the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics action is available from Samsung as a free Google Play or iOS App Store download.
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.
Essential Camera app downloads hint at roughly 50,000 Essential Phone sales so far
In the absence of official figures, we can only rely on Play Store installations of the proprietary Essential Phone camera app for sales approximations.
Google’s YouTube-based music streaming service could be only a few months away
Even though Google Play Music and YouTube Red are far less popular than the search giant had probably hoped, a combo service of sorts is coming.
Google unveils several ‘India-first’ products and features, including Assistant for JioPhone
Google has a bunch of lightweight new Android apps designed primarily for smartphone users in India. Also, a special JioPhone version of Google Assistant.
Facebook Messenger Kids lets children chat with pre-approved contacts in total safety
Facebook has a new children-friendly instant messaging app available as a preview on US iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches, aptly named Messenger Kids.
Essential Phone gains Portrait Mode with latest camera update, second-gen device confirmed
Universally criticized for mediocre camera performance, the first-gen Essential Phone continues to get better. And yes, there will be a second-gen handset.