Google Play and Android apps moved a step closer to a broader release to more devices today, thanks to a graduation of the Google Play beta experience to Chrome OS stable. Wait, did that make sense? What I’m saying is that Chrome OS stable (v53.0.2785.129) now has access to Google Play and Android apps, though only on two devices at the moment. Still, we’re making progress! (more…)
According to screenshots posted online from Android Police, at least one person is seeing a new beta feature from Google Play. The feature in testing is aimed specifically at those who download apps while on the go, something many of us probably do.
Typically, you wouldn’t want to do any heavy downloading while you are mobile, as that data would count against your monthly limit. With this beta feature, you can add the app download to a queue that will automatically begin once your device is connected to WiFi. For example, if I’m out and about snapping pictures, but realize I don’t have Instagram installed, I can add it to the queue to be downloaded as soon as I return home. (more…)
In need of some new apps or games to keep you busy this weekend? Don’t fret, I have your back. Currently on Google Play, folks can grab a ton of awesome games at discounted prices. This week, you can find Lara Croft GO for just $1, GTA: Vice City for $2, or even GTA: Liberty City Stories for $2.
Other games listed as on sale include Metal Slug 3, This Ware of Mine, LIMBO, Leo’s Fortune, and a couple Goat Simulator titles. All of the aforementioned titles are very popular, so if you have never given them a go, now would be a good time to do so.
Have at it. (more…)
There are so many deals going on this week, we almost ran out of room in our headline bar. Over on Google Play, anyone can go grab Goat Simulator for $1.99, The Room Three for $1.99, or even Grand Theft Auto III for $1.99. Incredible, right?
Other deals include DuckTales: Remastered, Rayman Classic, GTA: San Andreas, Star Wars: KOTOR, Never Alone: Ki Edition (amazing game), and Minecraft: Story Mode. Seriously, this is when you put that Google Play credit you got from the Google Opinions app to use.
Check out the entire list and take complete advantage. (more…)
During Google I/O, Google announced a new initiative for developers to help them get testers for their apps or games via Google Play instead of through what could be an expensive external beta test. The initiative was headlined by the Early Access section in Google Play, which initially was a hand-selected set of apps or games from developers that you and I could try out and provide feedback on. The Early Access section went live some time around late June.
Today, Google has announced that they are inviting more developers to participate in Early Access. Google says that they are adding new titles each week and that thousands of users are ready to test your app. (more…)
Google has announced the Google Play Indie Games Festival, a place for developers and mobile gamers to come together and play the latest and greatest indie titles. During the festival, those in attendance will have a unique opportunity to play unreleased indie games from many developers, then vote to see which games will win awards. Should a developer take home a prize, it could be a SHIELD Android TV, SHIELD Tablet K1, Razer Forge TV prize pack, or other exciting stuff. (more…)
At Google I/O, Google first announced that Google Play and Android apps would make their way to Chromebooks via an update to Chrome OS v53. The initial rollout came in the unstable developer channel and is expected to be stable later this year as availability widens. Today, Google Play access has graduated to the beta channel and is rolling out to the Chromebook Pixel (2015), Acer Chromebook R11, and Asus Chromebook Flip. (more…)
We are still getting used to this whole Google Play Family Library idea, where we get to share purchases on Google Play with up to five family members. It’s an awesome idea and my wife and I are already using it, but as some readers have pointed out, figuring out what exactly can be shared and when isn’t so straight forward in all situations.
Below, we wanted to toss out some additional notes on specific items, when they can be shared, which payment methods are required, etc. At some point, I’d imagine this will all just make sense and become second nature, it’s just that it is so new to us that we aren’t there yet. (more…)