The idea of a Google retail location would be nice, but since the company does not really have much to sell (besides a couple Nexus devices), we are afraid it might be a waste of rent. However, the company is reportedly working on two things currently, one of which has already been under testing since last November.
According to TechCrunch, Google may want to bring virtual help desks to retail locations in places where their products are for sale. As purely an example, since no retailers have been rumored yet, picture a kiosk inside of a Best Buy, where you can chat via Hangouts with a trained Google rep who can go over products such as the Nexus 9 or a Chromebook with you before purchasing. (more…)
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Google is offering $6 in Google Play credit for free to all Chromecast owners, with hopes that you would put the money towards a romance comedy to help seduce your special someone. While the gesture is appreciated, you can take the $6 and spend it however you would like – on games, apps, music, etc. (more…)
The Nexus 5, a phone whose life may come to an end on March 31, is back in-stock on Google Play in black and with either 16GB or 32GB of storage. This is arguably still one of the best (if not the best) phone deals around. For just $349, you can get an unlocked phone with 16GB of storage that receives swift Android updates and works on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint networks here in the US. For another $50, you can double the storage to 32GB.
We love the Nexus 5. Sure, it’s camera and battery life aren’t great, but the value, in-hand feel, look, and performance is about as good as it gets. Be sure to read our Nexus 5 review if you haven’t. (more…)
For owners of compatible devices, Motorola’s Turbo Charger has landed on Google Play, but is not quite yet available for purchasing. When it does go live for buying, it is priced at its normal MSRP of $34.99, the same price as it is on Moto’s website. (more…)
The HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition, the last remaining Google Play Edition device, is no longer for sale. In fact, the device isn’t even listed under the “Phones & Tablets” tab on Google Play; you need a direct link in order to see it. Not that this change is much of a surprise, since the new HTC flagship is around the corner, but it’s sort of sad to see, because this could be the end of the Google Play Edition line of devices. (more…)
Without breaking into a complete headbanging fest or reciting countless amounts of lyrics, I would like to inform you that Mötley Crüe’s Greatest Hits album is currently free over on Google Play.
Featuring all of their hits, such as Girls, Girls, Girls, Kickstart My Heart, Dr. Feelgood, Same Ol’ Situation, and countless others, this is a complete no-brainer for any rock fans we have here.
Go grab it. (more…)
A few weeks back, reports were circling that Google would soon push an updated UI to its desktop version of Google Play. It appears the update is now rolling out to a few users, but we wanted to check in and see if anyone else has been seeing the updated look? (more…)
The Nexus 9 which many potential buyers might have been waiting for, finally arrived on Google Play this morning. I’m referring, of course, to the Sand-colored model, which has been made available much later than the Black and White versions. (more…)