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.
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…)
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…)
Only 34 more days until the MLB’s Opening Day comes. Although if you are an owner of the MLB.com Android application, you probably knew that. Either way, you will be excited to hear that the MLB.com app recieved an update today with even more upgrades and changes promised to come in the near future. (more…)
In case you are feeling a little lonely on this Valentine’s Day, there are a couple ways to make yourself feel better. One of them is to take in all the V-Day deals, which even Google seems to have jumped on, with discounts on apps, music, movies, books, and even in-app purchases among other things. (more…)
According to many tweets by various frustrated Android owners, upon attempting to download new apps from Google Play, they are being met with a 403 error. This error is stopping users from downloading or updating any applications from Google Play, but don’t worry, Google is probably on a fix. (more…)
After first reporting that Themer had been pulled from Google Play due to a copyright complaint from Apple, MyColorScreen reached back out to us this evening to confirm that their customization app had been reinstated. Their team mentioned that it expected the app to return within hours, but it seems to already be live for me.
Go get your theme on.
This morning, we received word that Themer, the popular automated Android theming app from MyColorScreen, had been removed from Google Play. We reached out to MyColorScreen to see if we could get word on a potential reason for the removal, along with any sort of timeline for a return. Here is what their team had to say.
On the night of February 2, the Themer app was pulled from Google Play due to a copyright concern regarding their “Seven” theme. Who had the concern? Apple Inc. Apple claimed that several icons in the “Seven” themed infringed upon their copyrights, so the theme was immediately removed from Themer after being pulled from Google Play. For those not familiar with Seven, it does indeed resemble the look of Apple’s new iOS7. (more…)