Tag Archive: Play


Google testing a new design for the Google Play Store

Google frequently rolls out A/B testing for some new designs that may or may not make it into the final versions of apps. The latest test that Google is trying out is that of a new design to the Google Play Store. As shown in the screenshot below, the text that previously was in a scrollable […]

B&O Play debuts an expensive pair of wireless earbuds

Don’t like the new Samsung Gear IconX 2018 wireless earbuds for some reason? Well, maybe you’ll prefer what B&O Play has to offer instead. At IFA, the audio specialist unveiled a pair of wireless earbuds called simply E8. Naturally, they look pretty sleek lined with aluminum and coming with a premium leather case, but the […]

Google breathes new life into old Android Wear watches with new Play Store policies

Changes will promote standalone apps for your watch.

Google has announced two major changes for Android Wear apps: Multi-APK apps are now supported for Android Wear 1.0 watches and requirements for the “Enhanced for Android Wear” Play Store badge have changed.

Multi-APK apps are apps hosted in Google Play that have separate files for your phone and your watch. Previously, only Android Wear 2.0 watches supported multi-APK apps, but now users with older watches like the Samsung  [Read More…]

Google Play Indie Games Festival finalists announced

Google has chosen the final 20 indie developers who submitted their work to the Google Play Indie Games Festival. Not only that, but Google took the opportunity to open the invitations to register to attend the event. So how did we choose the 20 finalists? We powered up our phones, put our game-faces on, and […]

Phones certified by Google will now feature Play Protect branding on the retail box

Google is making it easier to find phones that are certified to run the Play Store.

Google has always had a certification process for manufacturers in order to bundle its services, collectively called Google Mobile Services — which include the Play Store, Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Photos, Maps, and Drive. The company is now rolling out a new initiative called “certified Android devices,” which as the name suggests highlights all the manufacturers that are certified by Google to bundle apps  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Play vs. OnePlus 5: A one-sided contest

OnePlus and Motorola currently offer two of the best phones in the sub-$ 500 segment.

OnePlus differentiated itself by offering phones with high-end specs for a couple hundred dollars less than the competition, and the OnePlus 5 builds on that foundation. The Chinese manufacturer hasn’t changed its formula all that much, with the OnePlus 5 retaining the same Full HD panel as last year’s phones. However, it does feature an all-new dual camera setup, 8GB of RAM,  [Read More…]

Monument Valley 2 is available for pre-registration in the Play Store

Users can now pre-register for the next Monument Valley game.

Since its release, Monument Valley has been known as one of the best puzzle games on iOS and Android. The game centers around moving a character through a living M.C. Escher painting and isn’t subject to in your face advertisement or micro transactions like most mobile games.

Apple featured Monument Valley 2 at this year’s WWDC developer’s conference, and the game will soon be available  [Read More…]

What devices can play Amazon Music?

You can listen to Amazon Music on nearly any device that’s out there. String up two tin cans on a flag pole, and that might work, too. (Or not.) Here’s a more definitive list, though.

Amazon Music is as ubiquitous as just about any other music service out there. Tens of millions of songs. Available on nearly any device you can think of. In your car. On your phone. On a TV. On your computer.

Here’s the  [Read More…]

Alt-Right network Gab removed from the Play Store

Google has removed alt-right social network Gab from the Play Store.

Google has removed alt-right social network Gab from the Play Store, the social network shared on Twitter. This comes days after Nazis protested in Charlottesville, VA, leaving one woman dead after a protester drove a van into a crowd of counter protesters. Two police officers also perished when a police helicopter crashed during the protests.

Gab stated the application was removed for violating the Play Store’s  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Play India review: A tough balancing act

Motorola improves on the first-generation Z Play in several key areas while sacrificing battery capacity.

While the budget segment in India is overflowing with excellent options, the same cannot be said of the mid-range segment. The ₹20,000 – ₹30,000 ($ 310 – $ 460) tier is underserved, and there is opportunity for brands to make a dent in this category. With the likes of the OnePlus 5 starting at ₹32,999 ($ 515), there are just a handful  [Read More…]