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Google Play Store Showcases Android Instant Apps with “Try Now” Button

Android Instant Apps were first showcased in Google I/0 2016. The premise was great: users could try out apps without the hassle of actually installing them. Instant Apps worked by breaking down a native app into small parts, which could be loaded faster and downloaded, then executed quickly. It displayed the UI screen for an...

Google Store is Going Live in Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, and More Countries

It seems that Google has more for us in store than new devices. The Google Store is the official way to purchase Google products, be it the old Nexus line, the new Pixel line or other Google made products such as the Google Nest or Chromecast. It is not available in many countries, however, meaning...

The Google Play Store may Soon be Available in China, Cuba, and Others

According to a developer by the name of stereomatch on Reddit, Google has added more countries to the Google Play Developer Console. Previously, the countries of China, Cuba, Iran, Macau, Myanmar, and Sudan could not access the Google Play Store, or could not access paid services. The list of countries which can access the Google...

Google Revamps Editor’s Choice in the Play Store With Better Curation and Editorial Pages

The Google Play Store is home to millions of different apps and games, and while all of this variety is great to have, it can make finding the perfect addition to your phone a hassle at times. Google's Editor's Choice section of the Play Store is one of the many tools used to help you find...

OnePlus Brings its Weather App to the Google Play Store for Faster Updates (OxygenOS)

OnePlus's OxygenOS has received a number of great features since its inception, and one of those is the built-in weather app. It's never been very feature-rich compared to other weather applications, but the minimal UI and animations to match the current weather conditions have always kept me coming back to it whenever using OxygenOS on...

Google Details its Use of Machine Learning to Identify Intrusive Mobile Apps

All too often, we search for an app and end up finding what looks to be the best fit for our needs. But that is until one sees the long list of permissions the application thinks it needs to function. Some developers tend to call for permissions for functionality that their app clearly does not...

The Google Play Store’s First Store-Wide Sale Offers Discounts up to 80% off

Over the years, the Google Play Store has seen some big updates and improvements. between UI refreshes, functionality changes, and more. We've come a long, long way since the early days of the Android Marketplace. In honor of Summer 2017 officially being underway, Google is launching the first ever site-wide sale on the Google Play Store. We've...

Google Announces the New Android Excellence Program To Feature The Best Apps And Games

There are close to three million applications in the Google Play Store, giving all kinds of services and experiences. Unfortunately, not all of them are as good as we would like them to be. To showcase some of the best Android has to offer, Google announced the new Android Excellence program which revamps the current...

Google Updates Play Store Developer Program Policy to Combat Incentivized Ratings and Reviews

The Google Play Store serves as the primary means of app discovery for a very large section of Android users. Plenty of end users rely on the Play Store to find new and interesting apps. Whether it be casually surfing through the Top categories for something interesting, or chancing upon a gem while searching for...

Magisk Manager Removed from Play Store, Developer Comments on the Future of Magisk

Eagle-eyed community members spotted that one of the community's beloved projects, Magisk, was no longer available on the Google Play Store. The Play Store URL for Magisk Manager would 404, indicating that the project was taken off the primary and most popular source of Android app distribution. Even if you had the app downloaded previously,...

Report: Researchers Find an Average of ~8,400 Pieces of Android Malware Every Day

Being the most dominant platform in any market means there are going to be a lot of malicious actors targeting Android with malware. We've seen this happen with Windows over the years, and now more people are targeting Android than ever before due to how many people are using it. Some reports peg Android's global...

Google Play Store 7.8.15 Prepares for Instant Apps Support

Google Instant Apps is a feature that allows users to "stream" parts of existing Android applications so they can try the app out in its native look without having to install the app. Instant Apps requires small modifications from the developers' end, but once approved by Google to implement these changes these applications will be able to...