GOOGLE PLAY Posts on XDA

Analysis: Play Games Enhancements Announced at GDC 2016

The Game Developers Conference is off to a roaring start today in San Francisco with today being Google's annual Developer Day. Since many are unable to attend in person Google has announced several changes both in person and through their developers' blog, specifically highlighting enhancements and developments coming to Google Play Games. Here's a look into...

Dear Google Play Review Team, Please Don’t Be Evil

You're a developer, and you've been putting your heart and soul into an application because you love to code and you would like to show the world the fruits of your labor. You decide to pony up the $25 to register a Google Play Developer account and to work day and night to live up...

Find The Best Apps With Google’s Categoric Top Charts

The Google Play Store is, for most of us, the main source of applications. That's not particularly surprising since it's pre-installed on every Android smartphone you're likely to get, and counts a huge selection of apps, passing 1.6 million in July. It's hard to have both quality and quantity with that number. There's a lot of...

Google Play Music Customizations – XDA Xposed Tuesday

If Cyanogen Inc. has its way, you won’t be forced into the Google services if you use Android. Until then, a lot of us are fully invested into the Google ecosystem. We listen to our music on Google Play Music. However, the Google Play Music app could benefit from some tweaks. In this episode of XDA...

Find The Best Apps With Google’s Picks & Other Tricks

The Google Play Store, weighing in with more than 1.4 million apps at last count, is a vast expanse of quality content and APK duds alike. To put this into context, it would take the average user more than 8 days of continuous scrolling to make it through the whole list at two per second,...

Google Play Store Policies and Common Mistakes to Avoid

Google is known to accept apps directly without having them go through a review process. However, this does not mean there are no policies you should make sure you're following. Ignoring those policies is actually the best way to get a few warnings (along with your apps being taken down) and your entire account suspended...

Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement Due Tomorrow

Every once in a while, Google updates the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement.  This agreement must be accepted by every developer within one month after changes are published, otherwise certain services may be suspended. The last change was published Septempber 25, 2014, which means tomorrow is the deadline. Here's a copy of the reminder email, which was sent...

Fix the New Google Play Store Permissions System Using Xposed

Just a few days ago, we talked about how recent changes to the Google Play Store permissions system potentially open the door to a world of new rogue applications. For those in need of a quick refresher, this all boils down to Android's entire permission system being collapsed into 13 categories. Users running the latest versions of...

Play Store Permissions Change Opens Door to Rogue Apps

XDA is normally about the latest and greatest. Whether we're talking about the latest firmware revision or device, most people in the Android tech community favor being on the bleeding edge. Sometimes, however, the latest isn't necessarily the greatest or the best way forward. As we recently covered here on the XDA Portal, Google released a new version...

Google Play Services 4.1 Brings Turn-Based Multiplayer, New Drive API, Improved Ads, and Better Google+ Integration

Google is in a seemingly never-ending battle against Android platform fragmentation. They've approached this problem in many ways, such as KitKat's focus on lower end devices and the decentralized update process for key developer APIs through Google Play Services. Now, Google has begun rolling out an update for its Play Services to version 4.1. This comes just...

Google Play Books Update Removes PDF Uploads

You may remember that about a week ago, Google issued a major update to its Google Play Books app. In addition to bettering the note taking UI and increasing app performance, the 3.1.17 update also brought one long overdue and highly requested feature: PDF and EPUB uploads. Now, a new update to the Google Play Books app...

Play Store 4.5.10 Update Brings In-App Purchase Notices, Better Reviews, and G+ Integration

Not too long ago, the Google Play Store was given a major update to version 4.4.21. This previous update gave a rather significant UI overhaul to the Play Store, bringing the new slide-out navigation drawer as well as a few other tweaks. We also recently saw Google place tablet apps front and center in the Play...
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