Google Forces Amazon To Launch New Android App

amazonAmazon has launched its new app on Google Play called Amazon Shopping after being forced into this move by Google. The new app provides the same functionality as the old one but without access to Amazon’s app store. In September, Amazon had updated its app to include access to its app store and games. But, as we know, Google doesn’t like the idea of allowing users instant access to competing apps. Read More

Play Store 5.0 Screenshots Leaked — Material Design

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Left: current Play Store. Right: new Play Store 5.0

A few months back, the Google Play Store was updated with a splash of Material Design in the form of an updated App page. Now, however, we may soon be seeing Version 5 of the Play Store with a full Material Design overhaul, at least according to the leaked Screenshots by Android Police. The new version will completely change the current theme of the Play Store with many more colourful action bars, a new tab style, and much more: Read More

Why The Play Store Needs Better App Curation

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While the Google Play Store does trump Apple’s App Store in many areas, there is one area where it excessively lacks — App curation. While there are more than a handful of scammy and fake Apps on the App Store, the number is nowhere near that of the Play Store. Why? Bad App curation. A great example, one of thousands perhaps, is a free App called ‘Green Laser Pointer’ by fubb mobile. Read More

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Google Play Store With Material Design Screenshots Leaked

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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native Apps updated with the Material UI, but now AndroidPolice has posted what appear to be leaked screenshots of a newer version of the Google Play Store, one with the Material Design implemented.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

Now Buy Apps On Google Play with PayPal

Google PayPalIn an endeavor to expand the payment options available for users on Google Play Store on Android Devices, Google has integrated with PayPal. Now users can not use their PayPal account in addition to their credit or debit card, billing to a carrier, or gift card to purchase apps, books, songs, TV shows and movies from the Google Play Store. Besides initial download, PayPal like other options is also available for In-App purchases. Read More