[APK Download] Google updates Play Store app with Material Design

by Robert Nazarian on
tagged ,

Google_Play_Store_Update_4.9.13_Screenshots

You don’t need Android L to experience a little Material Design. Google has updated the Play Store to version 4.9.13 and it brings a new look with Material Design. You will notice larger videos, new animations, and a bigger emphasis on +1s. You can also view app descriptions, changelogs, the version number, last update time, and number of downloads in full screen mode.

This is of course a staged roll out so you might not get it for a few days. If you’re the impatient kind, we have the APK download link below.

source: @GooglePlay / APK Download from XDA

[APK Download] Google Play update version 4.8.22 brings usual bug fixes

by Justin Herrick on
tagged ,

google_play_app_new_headers

Over the last few weeks, Google Play has been updated a few times. Some have brought design alterations and others have been for bug fixes. Version 4.8.22 that has started to roll out is also the latter. Just the usual bug fixes are found with this update. Details are not usually issued regarding bug fixes; however, it is good to know some bugs have been squashed.

Source: Android Police [Download Link]

Google to rename Google Play All Access to “Google Play unlimited music subscription”

by Christian de Looper on
tagged , ,

google_play_music

According to a new Google support page that may have been updated a little too early, Google Play All Access might be getting a rebrand, soon being known as “Google Play unlimited music subscription.”

The support page in question is for the Nexus 7 that currently offers Google Play Music All Access. The text on the page reads as follows:

» Read the rest

Google now showing Google Play Movies purchases in YouTube app

by Harrison Kaminsky on
tagged , , , , , ,

GPM YT

To access your purchased Google Play Movies content, you previously had to go to the Google Play Movies & TV application.

But today, Google has updated its YouTube app to now integrate Google Play Movies & TV, allowing you to access your purchased videos straight from YouTube.

Check out the “Purchases” screen after the break.

» Read the rest

Google allowing users to make app requests for Chrome OS availability

by Harrison Kaminsky on
tagged , , , , , ,

evernote chromebook

At Google I/O last week, Google announced that Chromebooks would soon be able to run Android apps — which ones? Well, according to Google, that’ll be up to you.

While we can’t expect Google and developers to make all of our favorite apps available on both platforms, we can certainly ask.

» Read the rest

[Deal] Nexus 7 purchase through Google Play includes 3 months of All Access

by Justin Herrick on
tagged , , , ,

nexus_7_unlimited_music_promo_screenshot

Need a new tablet at a great price? The Nexus 7 still holds the title as one of the best overall tablets, even when not considering price. But now through September 30, purchasing the Nexus 7 through Google Play will include 3 months of All Access for free. After that, you must cancel your subscription or pony up the $9.99 per month price.

Not too bad, Google. Are you interested in purchasing the Nexus 7? Or are you waiting for something else? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Google Play [Details]

Using Google Search for music can now redirect you to compatible apps

by Justin Herrick on
tagged , , , , , , , ,

music_search_screenshot

Figuring out what apps have your favorite artists and tunes just got a whole lot easier. Performing a search with Google Search regarding a particular artist will return results that can redirect you to music streaming apps that are already installed on your device. The list are apps that contain songs with that particular artist. Currently, the function works in the United States with Rdio, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Google Play, TuneIn, and YouTube.

Source: Inside Search (Official Google Search blog)

New info on LG G Watch shown on Google Play

by Christian de Looper on
tagged , ,

play_store_germany_lg_g_watch

With Google I/O only a week away, many are excited about Android Wear related announcements. Recent rumors suggest that the LG G Watch will be given away at the event, hinting at an imminent retail availability for the device. Another sign of a retail release has popped up, this time in the form of some G Watch related text popping up on the German version of the Google Play Store.

It seems that there was a slight mixup in the database of the Play Store, and where there’s normally text describing the categories in the Play Store, instead there was briefly text from what appears to be the G Watch’s listing.

» Read the rest