Google has announced that Chrome for Android has been updated to version 58.0.3029.83, and it includes some nice improvements. Downloads can now be managed on the Downloads page, the history page has been redesigned to make it easier to wipe your data, and long pressing a link ... Read More »
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Areo is a new Google app and service that is currently only available in Bangalore and Mumbai, two cities in India. It allows you to order food delivery as well as services like a plumber, electrician, carpenter, and more.
Why no one has combined these services into one app before is a mystery, but Google did it ... Read More »
Another full console game has made it to the NVIDIA SHIELD TV, joining plenty of other titles available for the set-top box. This time it’s Tomb Raider, which originally came out in 2013.
The game is a great mix of adventure, puzzle solving, and combat. It’s a great representation of the original ... Read More »
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Google Play is officially five years old! Five years ago today, Google Play was introduced to rebrand and encapsulate the Android Market and its associated services like Google Music. Many of us didn’t like the change at first, but it was definitely a good one.
To celebrate the birthday of Google ... Read More »
Google is improving the Play Store for Android, but rather than focus on the users this time around, the company is focusing on developers. It introduced some tweaks to help developers with apps, and games in particular, on the Play Store.
The first tweak is a change to the algorithm that promotes games. Rather than ... Read More »
The app management screen in the Google Play Store is pretty rudimentary. You get a list of installed apps and a list of all apps you’ve previously installed. That may change soon.
The images you see above reportedly show how the new app management screen will soon look. There is a separate tab for updates ... Read More »
Google Keyboard for Android is now officially called Gboard, mirroring the Gboard keyboard released for iOS. This update changes the name and adds a lot of features people have been asking for. Here’s a full changelog:
G button (enabled in settings) offers quick access to search from the keyboard ... Read More »
Google has announced a new method of updating your apps on the Play Store. A previous change had reduced the size of updates by 47% on average, but this new one can reduce the size by a further 65%.
The new method is called File-by-File patching. Since APKs are zipped up and compressed, one can’t ... Read More »
The Google Play Store is pretty secure, but fake reviews are still a problem (like they are across many services). Google is working hard to improve the review process and has announced that it has improved fake review detection.
Google says that if developers are using an agency to promote their app, that they should make ... Read More »
Some people are getting a new prompt when trying to download an app in the Play Store over mobile data. The prompt offers to delay the app download until you’re on WiFi. Before, you’d be prompted to connect to WiFi or cancel the download. When you connect to Wi-Fi, the download will automatically begin.
The ... Read More »