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  • Google Boots Ad Blockers From Google Play

    Google Boots Ad Blockers From Google Play

    Earlier this week, Samsung rolled out support for ad blocking in the new version of its web browser for mobile devices, the Samsung Internet Browser. Third-party developers quickly responded by launching ad-blocking mobile apps that work with the browser. Now those developers are finding their apps are being pulled from the Google Play, and their updates are being declined. The reason? It… Read More

  • Google Play’s Podcast Platform Launch Appears Imminent

    Google Play’s Podcast Platform Launch Appears Imminent

    Google announced its plans to support podcasts in Google Play last October, and now it appears that the feature is ready to launch. A handful of users are reporting they’re seeing the new Podcasts section pop up in their Google Play Music app’s left-side navigation menu, underneath the section for Top charts, New releases, and their Music Library. This is clearly not a… Read More

  • Google Play Adds Support For Promo Codes, Including In-App Purchases

    Google Play Adds Support For Promo Codes, Including In-App Purchases

    Promo codes are coming to Google Play! Android developers will finally be able to market their applications, as well as distribute copies of paid apps for free, and more, by way of promo codes – a feature Apple has supported for years. Thanks to a new option spotted in the Google Play Developer Console, it appears that app makers will now be able to distribute codes for both apps and… Read More

  • Google Improves Comic Book Reading Experience In Play Books For Android

    Google Improves Comic Book Reading Experience In Play Books For Android

    Google today launched an upgrade to its Google Play Books store for Android that will make it easier to read comics on your phone and tablet. The company also today introduced personalized comic recommendations to make it easier to find similar series, as well as a set of curated series pages for comics in the Play Store. Read More

  • Android Users Can Now Record And Publish Their Video Gameplay From The  Google Play Games App

    Android Users Can Now Record And Publish Their Video Gameplay From The Google Play Games App

    Google is doubling down on its investment in its Twitch competitor, YouTube Gaming, with today’s launch of a new feature in its Google Play Games app that will allow users to record and share their best moments directly from their favorite mobile games. Essentially, the addition is a built-in tool for recording gameplay and video commentary, then editing and uploading that content… Read More

  • Nexus 6P Review: This Is The Android Device That You’ve Been Waiting For

    Nexus 6P Review: This Is The Android Device That You’ve Been Waiting For

    Sundar Pichai made his first public presentation as Google’s CEO last month and showed off a slew of new hardware devices. One of the two phones announced was the Nexus 6P by Huawei. For the flagship Nexus phones, is bigger necessarily better? Let’s find out. Read More

  • Google Play Is Getting A Makeover

    Google Play Is Getting A Makeover

    Google Play, the company’s storefront selling apps, games, movies, books, and more, is getting a big makeover. Screenshots showing a revamped mobile interface offering improved navigation, engaging animations, and simpler way to switch between apps and entertainment offerings, surfaced online this week via the online profile of a Google employee. It was initially unclear why a Googler… Read More

  • iOS App Store Revenue Now 80 Percent Higher Than Google Play, Thanks To China

    iOS App Store Revenue Now 80 Percent Higher Than Google Play, Thanks To China

    The move to larger-screened iPhones has led to China becoming Apple’s most important market, according to a new report from App Annie analyzing the impact the country has had on App Store revenues in the region since the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year. According to the analytics firm’s findings, China led all countries in absolute growth in the third quarter of this… Read More

  • Google Makes It Easier For Developers To Promote Apps And Track Listing Page Performance

    Google Makes It Easier For Developers To Promote Apps And Track Listing Page Performance

    Google first announced Universal App Campaigns, a product that allows developers to easily advertise their apps, at its I/O Developer Conference in May. Now, almost half a year later, this service has gone live in the Google Play Developer Console. Google is also launching a new performance report for developers that allows them to see how well their Play Store listings and promotions are… Read More

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