Google announced today that it will be bringing ads to the Play Store, and while that will surely annoy the majority of us, it isn't the only thing that sucks about the Play Store. From the lack of clear communication with developers to ridiculous restrictions, there are a handful of very annoying things about Google's approach. Let us know what bugs you the most about the Play Store.
Big Android BBQ – Meet the XDA Moderator Team – XDA Developer TV
Fresh from the Big Android BBQ, XDA Developer TV Producer Azrienoch sat down with a group of XDA staff. Azrienoch talks to them about their experiences at the Big Android BBQ and XDA in general. So if you ever wanted to put a couple faces to usernames of the XDA Staff, now is your chance.
The video includes: XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler; XDA Elite Recognized Developer, Senior Moderator, and XDA News Writer Chainfire; XDA Developer Committee Member, Senior Moderator, and XDA News Writer jerdog; XDA Developer Committee Member, XDA Moderator Committee Member, and XDA News Writer NotATreoFan; XDA Senior Moderator, Recognized Contributor, and Recognized Themer Liaison PG101; XDA Senior Moderator M_T_M; XDA Forum Moderator mf2112; and XDA Forum Moderator, XDA News Writer, and holder of possibly the largest post count on XDA orb3000. Check out this video.
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