Google Play Store has a Virtual Hand Sanitizer app, and I am entertained!
It is definitely amusing to see that Google Play has cleared an app that serves almost no purpose to justify its existence.
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.
Pocketnow Daily: Is THIS the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra?! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the possible launch date of the iPhone 9, and more
Huawei P40 Pro+ vs iPhone 11 Pro Max
Huawei may be looking for ways to add Google apps to its app store (Update)
It seems that we could finally get Google apps back in Huawei and Honor smartphones, but they would arrive directly in the AppGallery
Huawei Mate 30 Pro review
There’s a new way to install Google Play Services on HUAWEI phones
A new method describes how to install Google Play Services on your HUAWEI smartphones. Read the details and find the download inside.
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Google Play removes 600 Android apps for serving ‘disruptive’ ads
The company plans to bring new technologies “to detect and prevent emerging threats.”
Expect more squircles on the Google Play Store
It’s an odd aesthetic choice that Google has chosen to adopt for its apps store for Android and Chrome OS, but it’ll stick to it from June 24.
Google services got buggy yesterday, with YouTube being in the spotlight
YouTube and other important Google services went down yesterday for a couple of hours and in various parts around the world
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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!
You can install the Poco launcher on your Android device, but beware
You can have an idea of what it feels to have a Pocophone F1 by installing the Poco launcher in your smartphone, well if you are sure you want to
BixRemap brings back Bixby Button remapping on Galaxy S8, but for how long?
Samsung has been quashing grassroots groundwork to be able to reprogram the Galaxy S8’s Bixby Button, setting up for a literal Dave vs. Goliath battle.
Finally, Nougat sees major surge in March Android distribution numbers
2.8 percent is still a small piece of the pie for 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat, but at least it’s much bigger than 1.2 percent in previous Android distribution data.
Google Play Store celebrates fifth anniversary
The Google Play Store, which replaced the Android Market, is now five years old. And it’s become more than just a smartphone apps store.
More Google Play Store design tweaks put app profiles on cards
More design tweaks for the way you’ll see apps on the Play Store include putting them on cards as part of top chart lists.
The Google Play Store in China? For sure? NetEase said to be in negotiations
After the company failed to push forward on rumored plans to launch the Google Play Store in China last year, could it do so this year with a partner?
Google Mobile Services litmus test now on Play Store
You’ll have to go into the Play Store, peep into the settings and then scroll to the bottom to see if your device is certified. Why is it so important?
Android app updates are getting 65 percent smaller
The Deflate delta algorithm definitely helped drive down APK update sizes, but file-by-file seems to work miracles — at a cost, though.
Google Play “Best of 2016” includes a lot of face, Deadpool
Face-switching apps were the joys of 2016 and so was Deadpool, the hero so nice, he topped the Google Play Store’s lists twice.
Remix Mini drops Google services, Jide puts it on app compliance test
Jide, the company that made Remix OS and the Remix Mini, said that Google couldn’t get some of its Android apps to work properly.
Google search will soon let you stream games for ten minutes before buying
Gamers will soon get up to 10 minutes of try-before-you-buy Google game streaming on Android.
Russia will be okay without Google, says country’s internet czar
The country has its first-ever “internet czar.” He wants to see US tech companies taxed and conform to Russian rules.
Google Play Store promo codes on the way in
Android in-app purchases and paid apps will soon have applicable promotion codes.
What do you think of the new look for the Google Play Store?
With the new Google Play Store now available for users everywhere, how does this fresh look measure up to past iterations?