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Google Play Store gets optimized for non-phone devices

The Google Play Store has been constantly evolving in order to meet the needs of its users, developers, and the devices that rely on the platform. Today, Google has announced new changes that will make it easier to navigate, find, and install apps for your non-phone products. With a variety of devices being supported on the...

The Google Play Store will now provide device-specific ratings and reviews

The great thing about Android is that it can live on a multitude of devices. We have smartphones, tablets, refrigerators, car entertainment systems, and the list could really go on. With a wide range of Android devices, you also get a wide range of different experiences. This is where having a unified app rating and...

The Google Play Store will now implement a time buffer for ratings and reviews

It looks like Google is taking some measures in order to curb suspicious reviews that might pop up on the Google Play Store. The company announced changes to its procedures, where there will now be up to a 24-hour delay with user-submitted ratings or reviews. Google states that by implementing this time gap, it will...

Google Kids Space receives a much-needed feature with the latest Google Play system update

Google has updated its Google Play system update support page to highlight all the changes included in the September 2022 release. The latest update brings a few Google Kids Space improvements, along with a host of Play Store optimizations and bug fixes. With the latest release, users can hide recommended apps during the Google Kids Space...

Latest Play Store update addresses the Google Play system updates “Check for update” bug

Shortly after Google announced the Google Play system update for August 2022, several users reported a bug that made the Google Play system update "Check for update" page inaccessible. The issue was quite widespread, with reports spanning devices from various manufacturers, including Google, Samsung, Xiaomi, Nothing, and Motorola, running different versions of Android. Google now...

Google Play System Update for August 2022 brings a new AutoFill UI, Material You support for Android Help, and more

Google has updated its Google Play System Update support page to highlight all the changes included in the August 2022 release. The latest update brings a new AutoFill UI for smartphones, Material You support for Android Help, new features for the Play Pass and Play Points programs, new discovery features for the Play Store, and...

Telegram update stalled due to weeks-long Apple “review process”

Apparently, Apple's App Store is holding an app hostage. The word "hostage" might be a bit much, but it looks like Apple could be preventing a new update from releasing, according to Telegram CEO Pavel Durov. Durov posted to his Telegram, complaining that an update for the app was failing to get pushed to users because...

Google announces Play Store policy changes to counter misinformation, limit ads, and tighten security

The app landscape is always changing, and with it, app market owners have to adapt their policies to keep up. Google has announced a ton of Google Play Store policies today that will be enacted over the coming months, ranging from minor to quite significant. Some changes will only really be noticed by developers, but...

Google Play Store celebrates 10 years with a new logo and 10x points bonus

Sometimes it's hard to believe that Google started just as a search engine. Since then, the company has branched out, offering many digital services for personal and business. One of those services is the Google Play Store, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Today, Google announced that it would be revamping its Google Play logo,...

[Update: It’s coming back] Google removes ‘Permissions’ list from Play Store app listings

While on the one hand, Google has introduced a new "Data Safety" section on the Play Store to provide users with more information about how apps use their data, on the other, the company is removing crucial details from app listings. In March this year, Google removed the 'Updated on' section from Play Store listings...

Google Play System Update for July 2022 brings several Play Store updates, Google Wallet rebrand, and more

After rolling out the July 2022 Android security patches to Pixel devices last week, Google has now started rolling out the latest Google Play System update. The new release brings several Google Play Store improvements, the Google Wallet rebrand, new APIs to help developers build seamless multi-device experiences, and more. According to the updated support page,...

Google Play system update for June 2022 includes new Play Pass features, app discovery, and more

Another month is in the books, which means it's time for a new set of "Google Play System" updates. While this month's Android security bulletin is yet to go live, Google has already disclosed new features and improvements coming in the June 2022 Play system update. These include everything from Google Play Services, the Play...