Google Play Now Listing In-app Purchase Price Ranges and Developer Addresses

This week, users of Google Play will have new information to look over when browsing applications and games on Google’s mobile marketplace. As readers are pointing out, Google has begun publishing in-app purchase price ranges in an app’s description, as well as mandating that developers provide physical addresses to appear on app listings that feature a purchase price or IAPs.  (more…)

Reminder: Enter to Win Your Share of $1,000 in Google Play Credit

Today is the last day to enter for the chance to win your share of $1,000 in Google Play credit that is up for grabs through the Droid Life Deals store. To be more specific, one grand prize winner will receive $150 in gift cards, the runner-up gets $100, and 15 others will see $50 cards.

Entering could not be more easy. Once logged in to the store itself, there are multiple options for you to choose from to enter. You can like us on Facebook, tweet about the giveaway, share it on G+, or any of the other choices listed. It’s free Google Play credit, so why not?

Details of the contest can be found below.  (more…)

Pebble Price Cut to $99 and Steel to $199, Activity and Sleep Tracking Added

Pebble announced big news today, starting with the lowering of prices for its devices, bringing the original Pebble to just $99, with Pebble Steel now at $199. In addition to lowering prices, Pebble also announced the addition of two new features, activity and sleep tracking. With new apps from companies such as Jawbone, Misfit, and Swim.com, users can now track specific activities they partake in, leading to a healthier you.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet 32GB + LTE Now Available for Purchase, Priced at $399

Starting today, folks can head on over to NVIDIA’s website and purchase a SHIELD Tablet (review here)with 4G LTE for $399. Previously, the WiFi-only model was available for purchase with 16GB, but the newest variant features a bit more storage with 32GB, plus the added connectivity.

The device is certified to run on AT&T’s LTE network, but it is unlocked, meaning it will work on more than 70 carriers worldwide. The device features an 8″ 1080p display, Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, stylus, access to GRID Beta (gaming platform), 5MP front and rear-facing cameras, and runs Android 4.4+.  (more…)

Project Ara to Run Modified Android L, Will Feature Hot Swappable Modules

With commercial availability of Project Ara slated for early 2015, more information has gone public this week through Phonebloks, a bit of which may be very exciting for fans who have been following along with the platform’s development news and were curious about swapping modules in and out.

If under a rock is where you have been making your bed for the past year, know that Project Ara is Google’s (and a team of other companies) platform to bring a modular smartphone to market. In essence, it is a smartphone comprised of swappable parts, made from various companies who specialize in their particular fields of technology.  (more…)