Google Eyeing Virtual Help Desks at Retail Locations, Has Been Testing in Google Play Since November

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…)

Nexus 5 16GB and 32GB in Black Back and In-Stock on Google Play

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…)

Goodbye, GPE: HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition No Longer For Sale

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…)

Girls, Girls, Girls: Grab Mötley Crüe’s Greatest Hits Album for Free on Google Play

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…)