GOOGLE PLAY Posts on XDA

Google Shares Details on How They Spot Malicious Apps in the Play Store

Google works very hard at keeping malicious applications out of the Play Store and off of your device. They aren't perfect at this and there are some instances when a malicious app slips through the cracks and is published in Google's application store. Thankfully, Google will remove them if an issue is brought to their...

Chromebook Spotted with Android 7.1.1 Nougat Apps and Resizable Window Support

Android applications on Chrome OS have been evolving for a while now. What first started as an extension called ARC Welder has transformed into a better, more unified approach and has resulted in what we have today with full Google Play support. However, some issues remain, which was to be expected given that most, if...

Google Releases PhotoScan, an App to Digitize Your Photos

I've you've ever tried to digitize your old, printed photos then you know how much of a hassle it can be without access to a high resolution scanner. Since many people don't have a great scanner to handle digitizing photographs, they rely on their smartphone cameras. However, the glare and alignment difficulties often results in...

Winners Announced for the Google Play Indie Games Festival

A couple of months ago, Google announced they would be hosting the first annual Google Play Indie Games Festival. The idea was to highlight some indie mobile game developers that have produced a great entertainment experience for mobile. There wasn't even a requirement that the game be available in the Play Store at the time...

Hands-on With Google Play Developer Console — A Must-Have for the Engaged Publisher

The Google Play Developer Console has long been the “one stop shop” for developers to publish apps, view sales, reviews, analytics, and more. Google’s new Play Console application is a fresh new way for developers to interface with this console on mobile. Through interactive graphs and fine grained notification controls, this app provides developers the ability...

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...