Download: Google Play v4.6.16 – Batch Installs, Menu Tweaks, Require Password, and More

A new version of Google Play is rolling out like molasses this week as v4.6.16 (staged rollouts, so fun!). The update isn’t major by any means, not like when we first exclusively showed you version 4.0, but does include a bunch of tweaks that will satisfy the geekiest of Android elitists. We’re talking the little things that annoy you as you use the Play store.

We also have it available for download below, so feel free to sideload away.  (more…)

Google Play 2nd Birthday Deals Now Live in the U.S.

Earlier this week, users around the world began seeing a celebratory second birthday set of deals go live on Google Play. For whatever reason, those deals were not made immediately available to the U.S. market. That has now changed. If you hit up the link below, you’ll be able to join in on the celebration.

In the set of deals, you’ll find everything from free apps to in-app purchase deals and exclusives. There are free songs, cheap albums, cheap books, discounted movies, and more. It doesn’t exactly feel like the 10-cent or 49-cent deals from the past, but they still may be worth a look.

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Google Play Games Updated to V1.5 – Can Now See Who’s Playing, Invitations, and More

Google Play Games received a sizable update to version 1.5.08 this afternoon, bringing with it the ability to see who’s playing in other games. You can also see invitations for multiplayer games or quickly search for “something fun” to play in Find Games. And that’s about it for now.

We have the .apk file for you below if you’d like to sideload it before the staged rollout hits your device.  (more…)

Google Play Celebrates Second Birthday, Hosts Sales Event on Apps, Movies, Music, and More

It seems like it has been much longer than two years ago when the Android Market ceased to exist and we were introduced to Google Play (and weren’t very happy about it). The world didn’t end though, and Google Play has gotten a lot better over the past few years, expanding to offer Google Play Music: All Access, television shows and magazines. (more…)