For most, going from 4.1 to 4.2 and now Android 4.3 was seeing a few optimizations. That’s not all Google has been cooking up behind the scenes.
Thanks to yesterday’s onslaught of Google announcements, new versions of Google Play Music, Movies and TV, Google Play Store and Hangouts have began rolling out to users. Google continues to use staged roll-outs for their apps, a feature we’ve all come to know and love since I/O 13 just two months ago. If you’re like us and don’t want to wait for the updates to become available for your devices, we’ve snagged the APK’s for Google’s latest app updates for your downloading pleasure.
Both the 16GB and 32GB versions are there, listed at $229 and $269, respectively. The new Nexus 7 is a marked improvement over the original, and just a touch more expensive. A starting price of $229 is still really impressive, though.
To save students from lugging around “400 page doorstops”, Play Textbooks offers the same functionality in a tiny form factor. You can take notes in the book, highlight sections, bookmark pages, and research words or phrases, just like you can with all other Play Books. You can even switch into “night mode”!
Google has announced that there are now 1 millions apps in the Play Store and 70 million Android tablets activated. Read on for all the details!
Flurry Analytics has published some new research, which suggests that although smartphone users might not like advertisements, they hate paying for apps even more.
One of the biggest complaints lobbed at the Google Play Store is that a lot of its content isn’t available in certain parts of the world. Today’s update doesn’t totally fix that problem, but it’s still very welcome
The infographic below shows some great stats, and honest comparisons. What jumps out most is the country-by-country breakout, as well as the ability to discover what you’re looking for with misspelled words. I was also a bit taken with the price points for apps via the app store. An app that runs you $999? Wow. That’s bold.
VisionMobile’s recent Developer Economics survey has found that the app revenue gap between Android and iOS is shrinking, and Windows isn’t doing too bad either.
It appears that certain Google Play Store parts are not working at this time, with pages for several developers not loading at this time. Read on for more details!