When Google first announced Android Device Manager to help Android users find our lost phones, we were pretty excited. The one downside to the service was that part of it was a hard-to-find setting baked into Android itself, while the actual interface piece required you to open a web browser. Today, Google announced that Device Manager is being moved to its own application in your app drawer for ease of use. (more…)
Over the holiday weekend, Google was dishing out $25 in Google Play credit to anyone who purchased a Nexus 7 (2013) through Google Play. This week, they are changing up the promo by upping the credit to $35 as long as you buy a Chromecast with it. Oh, they’ll toss in free shipping too.
The Nexus 7 (2013) starts at $229 (16GB model) and the Chromecast is $35, but with the Play credit of $35 being tossed in, you could consider it somewhat of a deal. Also, keep in mind that Chromecast just received support for an additional 10 apps, making it much more useful than it ever has been before. Local media streaming, anyone?
If you jump into the Play store today, tap on “Games” and then swipe over to “Categories,” you’ll see all of eight choices, two of which aren’t even games (live wallpapers and widgets). Come February 2014, that menu may look a whole lot different, according to a new Google Play support page. (more…)
A new version of Google Play has started to rollout to select users as version 4.5.10. As one would expect these days with stage rollouts of everything, a download has already been made available so that you don’t have to wait. While sideloading isn’t exactly always the cleanest or safest way to update, that’s the situation that staged rollouts have put us in. No one wants to wait weeks to see the update the guy sitting next to them received this morning.
So what’s new? Well, not a lot in a jump for x.4.x to x.5.x. (more…)
A week ago, we highlighted a deal at big box retailer Costco that would land you three (3) $20 Google Play gift cards for just $53.99. In case you need help with simple math, that’s $60 worth of Google Play credits for $54 or a $6 savings. That’s like someone handing you free cash just for good measure.
Starting today, and running all the way through December 1, Costco is running a similar deal only they have slashed another $6 off of the price. So for $47.99, you can snag a 3-pack of $20 Google Play gift cards for just $47.99. Even more free cash! (more…)
Another Friday has finally arrived. If you need something to do this weekend, then go buy a few apps and games to keep you busy. There are a few good deals currently taking place on Google Play, and we have been kind enough to list them all out below. SEGA is hosting a sale on five different titles, including Sonic Jump, Crazy Taxi, and Jet Set Radio, which are three classics.
Yesterday, the official accessories for the Nexus 5 started popping up on Google Play. Both the Bumper case (in a variety of colors) and the Quick Cover became available at $34.99 and $49.99 prices, respectively. By no means is either cheap, but if there is one thing we know about Google-branded accessories – they are made to fit like a glove. And that’s exactly the case here. (more…)