Post Tagged with: "Google Play"

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 7 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
Google updates Chromecast section in Play Store to Google Cast

Google updates Chromecast section in Play Store to Google Cast

Google has been moving towards the term ‘Google Cast’ for their Chromecast functions for a while now. To emphasise this, it appears Google has updated Google Play Chromecast apps section of the Android Google Play Store to be now called ‘Google Cast’. It’s gotten a little confusing, but it appears Google is trying to move towards Google Cast as the protocol, while the Chromecast remains as the $49 dongle we all know and love. There is no real ‘Google Cast’ section on the Google Play webstore, but the ‘Google Cast’ naming is also on the Chromecast Apps page as well,[Read More...]

by 8:29 AM on October 3, 2014 0 comments Chromecast, Google Play
Google Play now showing IAP price ranges and physical addresses

Google Play now showing IAP price ranges and physical addresses

In what is assumed to be a bid to adhere to new requirements of the European Union surrounding In-App Purchases (IAP), Google began asking developers last month to add a physical address, as well as a price range for their In-App Purchases to the Developer Console. Yesterday the physical address section of Google Play began showing up for developers to add an address, and today, the actual changes are showing on both the mobile and web version of Google Play. The information for IAP and Physical addresses is visible in the ‘Additional Information’ section of the Google Play Store. The[Read More...]

by 11:06 AM on October 1, 2014 0 comments Google Play
Updated Google Play Distribution Agreement takes a shot at Amazon

Updated Google Play Distribution Agreement takes a shot at Amazon

Google yesterday updated their Google Play Distribution Agreement, a document which sets out the rules that developers must abide by in order to play in Google’s Playground as it were. The updated agreement introduces a couple of new clauses aimed at improving developer response, but also appears to be making moves to encourage alternate providers of apps to move them into Google Play. In a move that appears to be a direct shot at Amazon, and their method of release for their Amazon Prime Instant Video app. Amazon, after a long wait, finally released their Amazon Prime Instant Video app for[Read More...]

by 11:50 AM on September 26, 2014 3 comments Google Play, Google Services, News
Google will require a developers physical address and a list of prices for apps with IAP

Google will require a developers physical address and a list of prices for apps with IAP

Google has been cracking down on in-app purchases (IAP). Recent sanctions in the European Union, as well as by the FTC in the US has seen Google (and others) taken to task over the ease with which children can access IAP and how hard it is to then refund those purchases. Google is about to get a little more serious about IAP in a big way at the end of this month. The Android Developer Console has some announcements for developers, which will go into effect as of the 30th of September. The first announcement is that going forward, any[Read More...]

by 9:46 AM on September 23, 2014 5 comments Android Development