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  • Google Play will now downrank poorly performing apps

    Google Play will now downrank poorly performing apps

    Google today announced it’s rolling out a change to its Play Store so that better-performing apps – meaning those that experience fewer crashes and those that don’t drain your smartphone battery – will be ranked higher than apps with bugs and other performance issues. The goal with this new ranking algorithm is to ensure that the best apps are being promoted, which in… Read More

  • Facebook’s React Native gets backing from Microsoft and Samsung

    Facebook’s React Native gets backing from Microsoft and Samsung

    React Native was originally developed¬†by Facebook to allow its developers to take React, a framework for helping developers build single-page apps the company developed in-house, and allow them to use these same skills to¬†build native mobile apps for iOS and Android. As the company announced at its F8 developer conference today, React Native has now been used by more than 500 companies… Read More

  • What Do The App Store, PlayStation 2 And The Roman Empire Have In Common? Crunch Network

    What Do The App Store, PlayStation 2 And The Roman Empire Have In Common?

    If you casually follow tech industry headlines, you might be convinced that the app store model is the bright future of software distribution. So when I say, “I have clear evidence that the app store model is dying,” you may look at me as skeptically as you’d view any wild-eyed street-corner prophet. Read More

  • Google’s Play Store Android App May Soon Get Another Facelift

    Google’s Play Store Android App May Soon Get Another Facelift

    Google’s been awfully busy these past few weeks, but it seems that between sunsetting Reader (and pissing off most of the internet in the process) and rolling out new services like Google Keep, the company has been working on a redesigned version of the Google Play Store for Android. That’s what the folks at Droid-Life claim, anyway — they appear to have obtained and… Read More

  • LG’s Nexus 4 Finally Returns To The U.S. Google Play Store

    LG’s Nexus 4 Finally Returns To The U.S. Google Play Store

    There are whole host of new smartphones waiting for their time to shine at Mobile World Congress (not to mention an event or two before the big show), but you’re in luck if you’re a domestic Android fan smitten with LG and Google’s Nexus 4. The hard-to-obtain handset first reappeared in the German Google Play Store earlier today, and now those of you in the U.S. can… Read More

  • Google’s Play Store Hits 25 Billion App Downloads, Kicks Off Five Day Sale To Celebrate

    Google’s Play Store Hits 25 Billion App Downloads, Kicks Off Five Day Sale To Celebrate

    Well, that didn’t take too long. Google has just announced that it now has another app-related milestone under its belt. According to a new post on the official Android blog, the Google Play Store has crossed 25 billion app downloads; in case you’re the type to keep track of these things, the news comes just six months after Apple’s App Store hit that same milestone. Read More