Google Email Bans Creative Use Of Accessibility API

Google has been sending out emails to developers whose apps use Android’s built-in accessibility API stating that any apps that do so in a manner meant to do anything besides help users with disabilities will have to change the offending behavior, or risk being de-listed from the Play Store. The accessibility API built into Android […]

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Play Store’s Home Screen Now Showing App Sizes To More Users

The Home screen of the Google Play Store is now showing Android app sizes to more users, with some reports from India suggesting that the change was introduced early on Saturday. The sizes themselves appear to be accurate up to one decimal place, as evidenced by the screenshot below which labels some apps as being […]

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It Appears That Audiobooks Are Coming To The Play Store

It appears that audiobooks are coming to the Play Store at some point in the future. Strings of code found in the latest version of the Play Store APK reveal that Google plans to integrate audiobooks as an option to into the Play Books section of the app, though not necessarily in its own category […]

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Google Puts Out Play Store Top Trends Report For November

Google Play apps, games, and media ebb and flow in popularity like they do on any other medium, and the November report from Google shows the end result of that ebbing and flowing through the month of October, at least for the United States. Thanks to the MLB World Series happening, the MLB.com At Bat […]

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‘Try Now’ Button For Android Instant Apps Now Rolling Out

Google is presently in the process of rolling out a new “Try Now” button accompanying Android Instant Apps on the Google Play Store, the Alphabet-owned tech giant announced earlier this week as part of its wider reveal of new Play Console features. It’s still unclear whether the functionality is being distributed as a client-side update, […]

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Google Rolling Out New Features For Play Store And Console

Google has revealed a number of new features for the Google Play Store and its developer-friendly Play Console that should help Android app developers to better track, market, and monetize their apps. These new features are announced amid Google’s annual Playtime series, which is comprised of live and online events where developers can speak out about successful […]

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Google Is Testing New Play Store UI Highlighting Ranked Apps

Google appears to be testing a new interface feature aimed at helping users determine whether or not the application they are currently looking at is ranked in its respective category. That’s thanks to the addition of a clickable new page section which appears for some users when an application they are viewing is ranked within […]

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Google Begins Matching Apple’s Prices On UHD Content

Google is beginning to match Apple’s prices on UHD content. For those that are unaware, UHD is the same as 4K resolution, and while not all of the UHD films and TV shows on Google Play have been lowered to meet Apple’s pricing and stay competitive (Wonder Woman is still $29.99 for a UHD copy […]

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Google Play Is Now The Largest Platform For Applications

Google Play is now the largest platform for applications according to Google Play’s Asia Pacific Director James Sanders, who says that more people are using Google Play for apps, also noting that Google Play’s app download frequency increased to a total of 82 billion last year. That’s a big number, to be sure, and it […]

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Social Media Site Gab Sues Google Over Play Store Delisting

Social media website Gab filed a lawsuit against Google in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the Alphabet-owned company removed the platform’s Android app from the Play Store under the false pretense of combating hate speech, consequently violating the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 and Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890. Gab […]

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