Facebook-owned company Instagram has introduced a lighter version of the App on the Play Store. This Lite App is aimed at the emerging markets like India where billions of users still use poor internet networks such as 2G. Read More
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Google has released statistics of downloads in Play Store during the 4th quarter of 2017. Based on reports, Google Play app downloads topped 19 billion in Q4 2017 which is a new record and surely the highest number of App downloads ever seen in a quarter.
Also, compared to App Store, Play Store’s download is leading by almost 145 per cent which is massive. The downloads have been coming from the countries of India, Indonesia, Brazil which all contributed to Google Play’s 10 percent year-over-year growth in total downloads. Read More
Google Play Store has given us so many apps, books, music, games, movies, news over the years and now there will be a new addition that is audiobooks. This will be a huge add-on and Google is going big and leaving no stones unturned to establish Audiobooks in the Play store.
As of now, Audiobooks are available in 45 countries and will be gradually rolling over in the remaining regions. They are available in 9 languages and also accessible on any devices like Android, iOS, Google Home Speakers and the web. Read More
With the development of Android Oreo, Google is gradually rolling out new changes and improvements in the User Interface. The latest one being the App size information on the Google Play Store. Read More
With a change in the search algorithm, Google Play Store have just piqued the interest of the consumers. Well according to the new setup, Google Play Store will bifurcate, better apps from the not so better ones. There are over 3 million apps on the Google Play Store and it is very difficult for a user to find an app, which is really useful and far better than the other, or maybe the app which a user likes. Read More
Great news for all you Android users – a new and transformed Google Play Store design is on its way.
Kirill Grouchnikov, the software engineer at Google, recently shared a few pictures of the new Play Store on his Google+ account. Even though it’s not very clear what can be expected, it’s certain from the pictures that it’s renewed, with smooth animations and a fun new layout. Read More
With Android ‘L’ 5.0’s announcement and developer preview release at Google I/O, Material Design was announced, being the successor to the current HOLO Android design scheme with much more depth, colour, and minimalism. However, there wasn’t much seen in the way of Google’s native Apps updated with the Material UI, but now AndroidPolice has posted what appear to be leaked screenshots of a newer version of the Google Play Store, one with the Material Design implemented. Read More
As we just reported, The Android Market and Google’s entertainment services have been made to fit under a single brand, Google Play. The transition has started to take place and you should have the Google Play services on your Android devices soon. To update from your Android Market to the Google Play Store, here are the steps you need to follow (you need to be connected to the internet). Read More
Video-ads have become a major part of the internet, where some use it to get more crowd towards their apps and websites and other use it as a essential tool for monetizing. Now, Google is testing this feature on the Play Store by including video ads in addition to the stock pictures of apps and games and also playable video ads inside the games.
Google says that these video ads won’t autoplay, so that it doesn’t mess with the browsing experience and its upon the user whether he wants to view the video-ad. Read More
However, for the moment this is just a temporary measure that has been taken in a few countries as an experiment. The countries where mobile users can now play for money on their phones or tablets are the UK, Ireland and France.
The relaxing by Google of their previous rules on gambling apps came into force at the start of August. There are still some strict controls in place for an app to be allowed onto the Play Store, though. Read More