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.
Google Play Textbooks promises to be a well rounded program
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”!
Play Store hits 1 million apps, 70 million Android tablets activated
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
Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store: an infographic comparison
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.
The Play Store on Glass would be a strange experience, as it stands. It would be great to have the option to purchase apps and media via Glass, but navigating the Play Store on Glass would be impossible.