Google currently relies on user feedback for flagging pirated or cloned apps, but a newly granted patent gives us hope that a better solution could be coming in the future.
Google has added in a new menu item to the Google Play Store web interface called My Play activity, which allows users to see all of their app reviews and +1s in a single location. Essentially offering the same as the recent activity feature that was added to the Android Play Store app a few months back.
Google is pushing out an update to the Play Store Developer Policies in an effort to protect users and help shape the user experience. The update contains some new policies and some updated wording that addresses annoying trends we have seen in apps and helps maintain a positive, and family friendly, experience for users of the Play Store.
After accidentally letting the cat out of the bag a bit earlier, HTC has now confirmed the Google Play Edition of the HTC One (M8) will arrive in the coming weeks.
This week in your world of Android: Google launched Android Wear, Moto and LG teased their new smartwatches, the Chromecast and Nexus arrived to more countries along with Play Movies and Music, Oppo introduced the amazing Find 7, KitKat finally hit Sony’s flagships, the Galaxy S5 went up for preorder, and some cool new features were added to Google Now.
These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.
Google is rolling out an update to the Google Play Store app – In-app purchase permissions and password protection settings lead the way, some design tweaks, text changes and, we’re sure, bug fixes round out the changes.
Today’s indie app of the day is Smash Hit. In this infinite runner you throw balls to smash glass. It’s addictive, fun, and it looks gorgeous.
After months of waiting, the Google Now Launcher has finally made its way to the Google Play Store. Click here to read about and download it!
The web browser version of Google’s Play Store has received a slight update, which now displays a little message telling you if an app contains in-app payments.
The ridiculously popular game Flappy Bird saw fame come quickly and, apparently, go just as quickly as the game is slated to be taken down completely. That is not the last we’ll hear from the developer, though!