Tagged with: Google Play

Google Launches Standalone Camera App in Google Play

Google Launches Standalone Camera App in Google Play

Google has just launched its own Camera app in the Play Store. Simply called Google Camera, the app looks a bit different from the camera software currently shipping in Android 4.4 KitKat. Google has made a number of improvements and refinements here, introducing a much cleaner interface "that gets out of your way" with a ...

Android is Closing the App Revenue Gap Against iOS

Android is Closing the App Revenue Gap Against iOS

Android’s position as the most dominant smartphone platform worldwide is also having an impact on mobile app download growth, and now, increasing revenue. Google’s app marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apple’s iOS App Store in Q1, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. However, ...

Android Will Now Routinely Scan Your Apps to Check for Malware

Android Will Now Routinely Scan Your Apps to Check for Malware

Google is making a change to its Android security systems on Thursday that is meant to ensure that users who install apps from outside of the Google Play store are a bit safer from malicious apps. Currently, Android users can have Google scan their apps for malicious code at the time of installation. Going forward, Google ...

Android Apps ‘Songs’ and ‘Prized’ Secretly Use Your Phoen to Mine Cryptocurrency

Android Apps ‘Songs’ and ‘Prized’ Secretly Use Your Phoen to Mine Cryptocurrency

Researchers said they have uncovered two apps that were downloaded from the official Google Play market more than one million times that use Android devices to mine the Litecoin and Dogecoin cryptocurrencies without explicitly informing end users. According to a blog post published Tuesday by a researcher from antivirus ...

Google Play’s ‘Game Gifts’ Lets You Send In-Game Items to Friends

Google Play’s ‘Game Gifts’ Lets You Send In-Game Items to Friends

Google took a big step over the weekend to address problems with in-game purchases, but that's not all that the company has in store for game developers this week. As the annual Game Developers Conference kicks off at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Google has announced several improvements to Play Games on Monday that ...

Google Play Now Lets You Better Restrict In-App Purchases

Google Play Now Lets You Better Restrict In-App Purchases

Google has just started rolling out an update to the Play Store app on Android that, among other things, now offers more fine-grained control when making purchases. This change could very well be related to the class action suit that the company is now facing. Early this week, Google was hit with a class action suit over ...

Mother Sues Google After 5-Year-Old Son Buys $65 in Digital Currency

Mother Sues Google After 5-Year-Old Son Buys $65 in Digital Currency

A New York woman whose child spent $65.95 on digital “Crystals” has filed a lawsuit on behalf of other parents across the U.S., claiming the Google Play store is full of games and apps that lure children into spending money. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in San Francisco, claims the woman’s five-year old son spent the ...

Google Releases ‘Google Now Launcher’ in Play Store

Google Releases ‘Google Now Launcher’ in Play Store

Remember when the launcher on the Nexus 5 turned into the Google Now Launcher? We told you at the time that its appearance on the Play store as an app for everyone was likely imminent as it included a way to import settings from your old launcher. Guess what? It arrived this week, though it’s not yet for everyone just ...

Apple and Google are Blocking New ‘Flappy’ Games

Apple and Google are Blocking New ‘Flappy’ Games

The Flappy Bird phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that the original title was yanked out of the App Store by creator Dong Nguyen, whose newfound fame apparently became too overwhelming. But though “Flappy Bird” itself may be gone, the App Store’s top charts today are filled with clones that ...

Flappy Bird’s Creator Removes Top-Ranked Game from App Store, Google Play

Flappy Bird’s Creator Removes Top-Ranked Game from App Store, Google Play

The creator of Flappy Bird has removed the popular game from both the Apple App Store and Google Play. Users who have already installed the game will be able to keep playing it, but it is not possible for new users to download the game, which was at the top of the free-apps chart for both Apple iOS and Android devices ...