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Google offering 6-months Play Music All Access with purchase of a Nexus 6 in the US

Google offering 6-months Play Music All Access with purchase of a Nexus 6 in the US

US customers who hit Google Play this morning to order a Nexus 6, were offered a small bonus when ordering their phone – the option to get 6 months of Google Play Music All Access. It’s a pretty decent bonus for customers in the US (worth up to US$60 all up), but without the phone on-sale here in Australia we can’t tell if it will be offered to Australian customers. Unfortunately the Terms & Conditions attached to the offer don’t bode well with Google advising : Promotion only open to users who are residents in the United States who have[Read More...]

by 6:06 AM on October 30, 2014 1 comment Google Play, Google Services
Google launches pre-orders for the Nexus 6 in the US – still not available in Australia

Google launches pre-orders for the Nexus 6 in the US – still not available in Australia

As anticipated, the Motorola built Nexus 6 has gone on-sale in the Google Play store in the US this morning. Unfortunately for us here in Australia there’s still no sign of the behemothly large phone on the Play Store. Links to Nexus 6 on Google Play are still showing the devastatingly familiar ‘Nexus 6 is not available in your country’. The phone, which is available in Midnight Blue & Cloud White is being sold on Google Play in the US for US$649 for the 32GB version and US$699 for the 64GB version with a shipping charge on top. From early[Read More...]

by 4:32 AM on October 30, 2014 15 comments News
Google now allows you to pay for All Access and Newsstand subscriptions with Gift Cards

Google now allows you to pay for All Access and Newsstand subscriptions with Gift Cards

Since Google introduced Gift Cards, there’s been a few limitations, namely the inability to pay for hardware, as well as paying for subscriptions in Newsstand and more recently for Google Play Music All Access. While you still can’t purchase hardware with a gift card, you can now pay for your All Access and Newsstand subscriptions with Gift Cards. The support page for Google Play Gift Cards now lists : Music All Access, Newsstand, Newsstand subscriptions as valid options you can pay for with your credit. To update your Google Play Music All Access subscription, it appears that you may have[Read More...]

by 11:26 PM on October 29, 2014 1 comment Google Play
Nexus Player is in stock on the US Play Store

Nexus Player is in stock on the US Play Store

After a couple of hurdles getting going, the Nexus Player has finally recommenced sales on the US Play Store. US$99 will get you the Nexus Player, while US$39.99 gets you additional controllers and a further US$14 for shipping will get the device to your US shipping address. Check out this post for details on shipping forwarders we’ve used at Ausdroid with good success. For those of you who can’t wait to get your hands on a Nexus Player and Controller, we don’t know when or even if we’ll see the Nexus Player in Australia – it’s not shown up yet.[Read More...]

by 11:41 AM on October 27, 2014 9 comments Android TV, Manufacturer, News
HTC Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio and Magic Cover go up for pre-order on Amazon – shipping to Australia

HTC Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio and Magic Cover go up for pre-order on Amazon – shipping to Australia

Google has never been great at getting accessories for Nexus devices to Australia, their usual turn around varies from between a couple of months and never. It’s been a particular bug bear of ours for about as long as they’ve been selling Nexus devices in Australia. It’s not changed this time around with no sign of the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio cover which has gone up for pre-order on Google Play in the US, nor any sign of a date when we can order the Nexus 9 Magic Cover which has appeared on Google Play in Australia. But if you’re[Read More...]

by 8:55 AM on October 22, 2014 9 comments Accessories
Google adds ‘4-star’ search filter to Google Play on the web

Google adds ‘4-star’ search filter to Google Play on the web

Google is the undisputed king of search on the web, but the search function in Google Play has been woeful, often returning some pretty terrible results. Google is working on ensuring you find some quality downloads in Google Play though, and is now offering an option to limit your search results to apps with a minimum 4-star rating. The option to filter search results is only available on the web at this stage, with the new search filter now showing up as a drop-down menu option underneath the search box. As Android Police point out, there’s not many times when[Read More...]

by 7:00 AM on October 21, 2014 1 comment Google Play
Nexus 9 on-sale on Australian Google Play Store

Nexus 9 on-sale on Australian Google Play Store

The Nexus 9 has just gone live on the Australian Google Play store. The tablet has replaced both the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 tablets which are no longer available. The Nexus 9 is available in available in 16GB or 32GB options but only in Wi-Fi, with the LTE option still greyed out. There are two colour options available as expected – Indigo Black and Lunar White, with the Sand coloured option expected to arrive later this year. Pricing wise the Nexus 9 isn’t cheap 16GB $479 32GB $589 Update : The LTE Version of the Nexus 9 is now[Read More...]

by 5:24 AM on October 18, 2014 37 comments Accessories, Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
Movie Pre-Orders available in Google Play in the US – coming to more countries soon

Movie Pre-Orders available in Google Play in the US – coming to more countries soon

Pre-ordering content is a mainstay for fans, pre-ordering a new book, comic or even an album or movie at a bricks and mortar store is pretty well accepted. It allows stores to get stock in and also gives the customer a sense of achievement that they’ll get stock on launch day. Of course with digital content, the stock level is a moot point, but you still know that the item will pop-up in your library on the day it’s released. Google has allowed pre-ordering of books for a while now and music since August this year, but they’ve just introduced[Read More...]

by 8:06 AM on October 12, 2014 3 comments Google Play
Grab a bunch of Gameloft games for just $0.10 now on Google Play

Grab a bunch of Gameloft games for just $0.10 now on Google Play

Gameloft is running a sale at the moment which will let you get your hands on some of their older premium titles for as low as just $0.10, or some of their newer titles like Modern Combat 5 for as low as $4.49 ($3 off the usual price). The sale is exclusive to Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand only – that’s right, the US misses out for once. There’s five titles on-sale for as low as $0.10 but you’ll have to pay a little more for Modern Combat 5 and The Amazing Spiderman 2. The titles on-sale[Read More...]

by 5:23 PM on October 11, 2014 6 comments Apps, Google Play
Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 to launch October 15th for US$399

Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 to launch October 15th for US$399

October is definitely Nexus season and the rumours are flying thick and fast. Specs, launch and release dates and now prices are being thrown around, with Bright Side of News reporting all four pieces of information have been confirmed by their source. According to BSN, the HTC built Nexus 9 will be announced on the 15th of October, before becoming available on the 3rd of November in Google Play (no mention of international availability). BSN do mention the tablet will go on-sale in Bricks & Mortar stores, which would presumably be in the US, although Australia saw quite a run[Read More...]

by 8:57 AM on October 11, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
New Material Design version of Google Play is hitting the web now

New Material Design version of Google Play is hitting the web now

The release of Android L is imminent, which means Google is finalising updates to their apps and Android as a whole to prepare the way. The latest update to begin hitting devices is the updated Google Play for Android which has begun rolling out to devices now. We saw a look at the newer Material Design look of Google Play last month, when Android Police managed to get their hands on it early. The update has a few new touches, including a new icon which flattens the familiar shopping bag icon. There’s more changes which are bubbling up as we[Read More...]

by 12:07 PM on October 10, 2014 1 comment Google Play, News
Google adds PayPal to list of payment options in Google Play for Australia

Google adds PayPal to list of payment options in Google Play for Australia

Back in May, Google announced that they would be adding PayPal to the list of ways you could pay for items in Google Play. Unfortunately at the time, just 12 countries made it into the list, but Australia wasn’t one of them. Today, Google has updated their support page and added a further six countries and Australia is at the top of the list. Google Play customers in Greece, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore and Sweden will also have the option as well. The option to use PayPal should show up under ‘Payment Options’ when you go to purchase items in[Read More...]

by 9:48 PM on October 9, 2014 3 comments Google Play
Google toying with Try Before You Buy Android app trials

Google toying with Try Before You Buy Android app trials

Google is apparently looking at a new way to try out apps in Google Play, with a new report from paywalled site The Information stating that Google is looking at allowing customers to try out features without having to commit to downloading a full app. With Android One now enticing the ‘next 5 billion’, Google is looking at new ways for customers who don’t have access to as much disposable income as other customers, to try out new apps. This could also save data for people who want to try a game but don’t want to waste valuable mobile data[Read More...]

by 8:09 AM on October 9, 2014 1 comment Apps, Google Play, Google Services