Google has confirmed that it’s bringing the Play Store’s selection of digital magazines to UK customers, with the service expected to go live in the evening of December 12. Although you can already browse through the available titles now, you can’t buy anything yet.
Yesterday Google announced that they are rolling out a tablet specific update for Google News on both iOS and Android devices. Google also managed to slip a cheeky boast into the news release — they are now directing over six billion visits to news sites each month, which is a pretty staggering statistic.
According to the official announcement posted by Mayer on Yahoo!’s corporate blog Yodel Anecdotal, the new Yahoo! e-mail client was redesigned with speed in mind. And if you try it out for yourself, you’ll find that it is indeed faster than the version that was available before the update. Also, there is now consistency in the look and feel of the e-mail client across all devices and platforms. So if you’ve already used it in the past but didn’t quite like the overall user experience, perhaps you will now.
The long awaited and extremely popular Google Play Books and Movies services are now available to users in Russia. You can rent movies as low as 40 rubles and consume them on your Android device, or the web.
The Hulu Plus app for Android that provides instant access to TV shows and movies to users who have subscribed to the service has received a major update in the Play Store. The update brings several improvements including a new Kids section and better discovery tools that make it easier to find content.
Australian and New Zealand listeners get free mobile apps for Pandora Radio. This is the first international expansion of the company, which is offering new genre stations for local artists of the two countries.
Happy Birthday! Angry Birds has turned three today and to celebrate Rovio have given us some brand new content.
In less than 24 hours after its release, Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour has been pulled from the Play Store due to an error that occurred when downloading content after installation. Gameloft has not issued a statement on pulling of its highly anticipated game yet.
Google has announced on its Android Developers blog that it is rolling out the new in-app billing version 3 for Android developers. The system that allows developers to sell content to their users through Android apps was improved in this update and makes it easier for developers to implement in-app purchases.
Google isn’t quite done yet making changes to YouTube’s UI and layout. After launching the newly redesigned main homepage just a few days ago, the Android app and mobile website are next in line in getting the winter makeover.