Chromecast was already a steal at $35 – you would be hard pressed to find a cheaper, more simple device to beam audio and video from your smartphone, tablet, and computer to your TV – but Best Buy’s promotion makes it a no-brainer. Until the end of January, purchasing the dongle from the electronics retailer will net you $20 worth of Google Play credit. (more…)
Update: Sony and Google announced this morning that The Interview will be available for rental ($6) or purchase ($15) starting today at 10AM Pacific (1PM Eastern). The controversial movie can be found through SeeTheInterview.com as well as Google Play, YouTube, and XBOX Video.
By now you have probably heard the story of Sony’s The Interview, a movie starring Seth Rogen and James “Flacco” Franco. And I don’t mean the actual plot line of the movie, I’m talking about Sony Pictures being hacked over the making of the movie, followed by threats of violence by hackers towards theaters and moviegoers who attended the movie’s showings, which led to the pulling of the picture by its makers, which eventually ended with President Barack Obama calling the move a “mistake.” We haven’t reported on the happenings of this Hollywood disaster, because well, it had nothing to do with Android. That is, until now. (more…)
Some of you may be disappointed that you didn’t win the Nexus 6 that we put up for grabs yesterday morning, I get that. To make it up to you, not only are we giving away a couple of massive NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet bundles, but we also have $100 in Google Play gift cards that we are going to hand out over the next hour. More specifically, we have ten (10) $10 Google Play gift cards that you will have the chance to win.
How can you win, you are probably wondering? It will be pretty easy, actually. Over the next hour, we will hand out redemption codes that are each worth $10 in Google Play credit through our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, and Google+). All you need to do is grab those codes before someone else, submit them to Google Play’s “Redeem Code” box, and enjoy! (more…)
The Magic Cover for the Nexus 9 is finally in house! I don’t know why, but I have been struggling to remain patient while waiting for this cover to arrive. While not someone who typically buys cases for personal use, the idea behind this one had me hooked the minute I saw it. A single-sheet cover that attaches magnetically, looks beautiful, and can double as a stand? Who wouldn’t get excited about this? (more…)
Earlier, we told you that HTC was finally selling one of the Nexus 9’s Magic Covers, but only in Coral Amethyst. Well, hopefully you didn’t give in and place an order because Google Play now has all four colors (black, lime stone, mint indigo, and coral amethyst) in stock, all of which are shipping in 1-2 days.
Yep, all four. Go get ‘em. (more…)
This morning, T-Mobile announced that it was the first carrier to begin selling the Nexus 9 LTE for Google’s suggested price of $599. While they may still have the exclusivity on carrier availability, Google has gone ahead and started selling the LTE model through Google Play as well.
For $599, you can grab the LTE-ready Nexus 9 with 32GB of storage. It ships by December 19. (more…)
Back in September, Amazon updated its main application on Google Play to include the option for everyone to install not only Amazon Instant Video, but other apps from their store as well. The app was alive and well for some time, but according to Amazon, Google made a change to its Google Play policies shortly after, putting their app in violation. To comply with Google’s new policies, they have since released a new app called Amazon Shopping that no longer includes direct access to Amazon’s Appstore, and instead tells users that they need to open Amazon’s site on their browser to install their store’s apps, including Instant Video. (more…)