Items tagged with Google Play

Google's Android platform is no longer playing second fiddle to Apple's iOS ecosystem in terms of available applications. The two share center stage, having both strung together a symphony of 700,000 apps each, which is music to any mobile user's ears (except for maybe those invested in Microsoft's Windows Phone platform). Bloomberg first... Read more...
If your idea of a rip-roaring good time involves swapping weather forecasts with friends on Facebook, Google+, or practically any social platform, then boy-oh-boy are you in luck. The relatively new (and recently updated) AccuWeather app for Android takes talking about the weather to a whole new level. So, what's new in the 2.1.6 update? The... Read more...
Google Play is about to become a safer place to download apps. It sounds weird to say that after all this time, but it's not terribly uncommon to find malware laying in wait -- just ask the 80,000+ users who downloaded a fake copy of Bad Piggies. With the latest update to Google Play, it's been discovered that Google has introduced a built-in... Read more...
Navigating from Point A to Point B can be tricky, especially these days when you never know if you're going to run into an Apple user wandering aimlessly using the broken Maps program in iOS 6. Fortunately for them, they have options, including the TomTom Navigation app. As luck would have it, the same app is now... Read more...
French electronics maker Archos announced a new portable game console that will be available well ahead of the holidays. The Android-based Archos GamePad has physical game controls that are designed to work with all of your Android games. The key here is the GamePad’s compatibility with past, present... Read more...
Android fans will be thrilled to learn that Google is finally getting on the ball with Google Play cards, which you'll soon be able to purchase in $10, $25, and $50 denominations. These are exactly as rumored last week, and now confirmed by Google. "Over the next few weeks we’ll be rolling out Google Play gift cards in stores across... Read more...
The thing about tables like the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, and iPad is that you're generally stuck with whatever internal storage exists, save for cloud computing and external add-ons. For that reason, early Nexus 7 owners proved ahead of the savvy-buyer curve and quickly deplete Google of its inventory of 16GB tablets... Read more...
The unfortunate truth in mobile is that it's not uncommon for handheld devices to sport non-upgradeable internal storage, a trait that's embraced by Apple and seems to be catching on with low-cost Android devices. To wit, neither Amazon's Kindle Fire or Google's Asus-built Nexus 7 tablet sport expandable storage... Read more...
Google just announced a new Devices section for its Google Play web store. With this new section comes the ability to buy the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ directly from Google. That's right, folks, if you've been waiting to get your hands on this smartphone, you can quickly and easily pick one up directly from Google rather than importing it from overseas.... Read more...
For those of you who haven't experienced the awesome addiction of Temple Run, it's clear you don't own an Apple device. You've been missing out on one of those rare games that's utterly simple to play but constantly has you promising yourself, "Okay, I'll give it just one more shot," which quickly turns into a dozen more tries and another... Read more...
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