South Korea is the first country to declare war on Google and Apple commissions
Google and Apple are in trouble in South Korea as the Korean…
New Google Play Store updates to Wear Os
New Google Play Update lets you install Wear OS apps from your phone
Google is working on improving the existing Wear OS system and is working on bringing a number of updates and improvements to the platform.
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36 US States filed for a lawsuit against Google over Play Store monopoly
The lawsuit claims that Google has “grossly exaggerate the risk” of downloading apps from outside the Play Store. The suit also mentions payment processors.
Google cuts Play Store commission fee to 15% for most developers
Google’s reduced commission will come into effect starting July 1, 2021.
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Global app spending across Android and iOS exceeded $406 million on Christmas
2020 has been a record-setting year for worldwide spending on mobile apps and games, which passed $100 billion in a single year: Sensor Tower
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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.
Fortnite removed from Google Play Store after getting kicked off the App Store
Google says Fortnite violated Google Play Store’s in-app payment policy, but the door is open for discussions with Epic Games to bring back the hit game.
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.
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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.
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
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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
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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
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?
Google Play Store promo codes on the way in
Android in-app purchases and paid apps will soon have applicable promotion codes.