Google Play apps refund window officially set at two hours

 

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Customers of Google Play are very fortunate with refund windows for apps and games. Google has long had a refund window implemented with the time limit being fifteen minutes. For some downloads, that amount of time is just not enough. So Google has extended the refund window for apps and games in Google Play to two hours.

The change is now official as the Google Play Help page includes a description of the new policy. Within two hours of purchasing the item, Open and Refund buttons will be found on its page. This leaves when the time has passed and Google recommends contacting the developer to try and get a refund if unsatisfied.

Source: Google Play Help

Humble Mobile Bundle 7 features six games and counting

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The next wave of games for Humble Mobile Bundle 7 has arrived. With any donation, you will get three games. The games at this tier include The Tiny Bang Story, Color Zen Premium, and Heroes of Loot. Then, donating more than the average will net an additional three games and more as others get added to the mix. The average donation sits at $3.96 at the time of this post’s publishing. The games here are Kingdom Rush Frontiers, Horn, and Sorcery. Soundtracks for some of the games are also bundled.

The Humble Mobile Bundle series benefits both the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play Charity.

Source: Humble Bundle

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 10, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Editorials

Is there a compelling reason to buy an Android smartphone now that the iPhone 6 is upon us?

Apps

Google officially launches Voice integration in Hangouts

Google Adds Free Voice Calling to Hangouts App

Google Play apps refund window officially set at two hours


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It’s that time of the month, Android distribution numbers show continued growth for 4.4 KitKat

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Android distribution numbers were released earlier today showing slow, but continued growth for Android 4.4 KitKat. Last month it was on 20.9% of devices, and this month it has climbed up to 24.5%. Not all that significant, but it’s more than Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich combined, which wasn’t the case last month. Android Jelly Bean continues to dominate with 53.8% of devices, which is slightly down from the 54.2% it showed last month.

Any picks on what KitKat will show next month? I say 28.7%.

source: Android Developers

HTC to host selfie-oriented ‘Double Exposure’ event in NYC on October 8

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In case you haven’t noticed, we are a selfie nation and smartphone manufacturers are looking to capitalize on it. HTC is one of those companies as they sent us an invitation for an event in New York City on October 8th called “Double Exposure.” It’s obviously centered around selfies because the invitation shows two females capturing a selfie. So what phone could they introduce?

It’s likely to be the rumored HTC Eye. The last leak we heard about that one is that it will be available on all U.S. carriers. It’s also possible that the Eye is a variant of the recently announced Desire 820, which sports an 8 MP front-facing camera.

I am sure we are likely to see a leak or two leading up to the event.

NVIDIA confirms what we already knew, the HTC-made Nexus 9 is coming soon with a Tegra K1

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If you have the time, you can always find something interesting combing through legal documents. The Bright Side of News  did just that and found something interesting in documents pertaining to NVIDIA’s lawsuit with Qualcomm and Samsung regarding its GPU technology patents.

The document states, “the HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1.” Yes, we knew all of this, but it’s always nice to get further confirmation.


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T-Mobile Un-carrier 7.0 is here, Wi-Fi Un-leashed

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T-Mobile hosted the Un-carrier 7.0 event today bringing what they are calling “Wi-Fi Un-leashed.” Wi-Fi Unleashed brings Wi-Fi calling and texting to every Simple Choice customer, and they are including it on every smartphone they sell. What happens if you don’t have a phone that is Wi-Fi calling and texting capable? Well assuming you’re already a T-Mobile customer, they are offering you an exclusive enrollment window in JUMP!, which is their upgrade program.

If you don’t have a wireless router, or your current one sucks, T-Mobile will give you one made by ASUS called a T-Mobile Personal CellSpot. It has a unique patent-pending technology that prioritizes voice calls for HD voice.


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Is there a compelling reason to buy an Android smartphone now that the iPhone 6 is upon us?

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In case you were living under a rock, you probably know by now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were both introduced yesterday. Just like every other iPhone that preceded them, Apple added specs that have been enjoyed by most Android users for a while now. Android faithful love to make fun of Apple in that they seem to always play catch up with Android, which is one of the biggest reasons why Android smartphones have enjoyed so much success. Consumers who might have bought an iPhone in the past, didn’t because of certain things that Apple failed to provide. However, it appears the gap is just about closed with the introduction of the new iPhones, and I am wondering if there is a compelling reason to buy an Android smartphone now?


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Samsung Galaxy S 4 from T-Mobile receiving Android 4.4.4 software update

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Plenty of devices are seeing software updates this week and now we can add yet another to the mix. T-Mobile is rolling out an over-the-air (OTA) update to its Galaxy S 4 starting today. In the New Features category, the Galaxy S 4 is getting Android 4.4.4. On the Improvements side, T-Mobile says Wi-Fi calling has been enhanced.

Just yesterday, the Galaxy S 5 from Verizon received the same update that includes the latest version of Android.

Source: T-Mobile