Video: Google Play 5.0 Tour!

You already downloaded Google Play 5.0, right? No? Go do it right now, then return to this post.

So yeah, Google Play 5.0 is here, it’s filled with Material Design, the colors for each category have all been re-done, and there are beautiful new animations that will mesmerize you. We saw a lot of this Material Design update when we got 4.9.13, but this polishes everything up and gets us ready for Android L. Even some simple things have changed for the better, like the “What’s new” sections after app updates that are now highlighted through a background color and new notifications icons after updating apps.  (more…)

Moto Camera Update Introduces Remote Shutter From Android Wear Devices

Motorola issued an update to its Motorola Camera app this afternoon, bringing with it a remote shutter control through Android Wear devices. Yes, you can now prop your phone up, step away from it, and snap photos after a short 3-second countdown on your Moto X (2nd gen), Moto X, or DROID phone.

The update also introduces improvements and bug fixes, while making it compatible with Kit Kat. Wait, what?

The update is live – go grab it!  (more…)

Google Play Newsstand Receives Shiny New Material Design Makeover (Updated: APK Available)

Google Play Newsstand – not to be confused with the newly revamped Google News and Weather – received an update this morning (or will soon) that brings in a touch of Material Design, along with a new magazine reading experience. As a refresher, Newsstand is the app that combined Play Magazines and Currents into what should be the ultimate news consuming experience. The app originally showed off all sorts of new design highlights from the Android design team, but this new update takes it to another level.  (more…)

Google Play Now Listing In-app Purchase Price Ranges and Developer Addresses

This week, users of Google Play will have new information to look over when browsing applications and games on Google’s mobile marketplace. As readers are pointing out, Google has begun publishing in-app purchase price ranges in an app’s description, as well as mandating that developers provide physical addresses to appear on app listings that feature a purchase price or IAPs.  (more…)

Reminder: Enter to Win Your Share of $1,000 in Google Play Credit

Today is the last day to enter for the chance to win your share of $1,000 in Google Play credit that is up for grabs through the Droid Life Deals store. To be more specific, one grand prize winner will receive $150 in gift cards, the runner-up gets $100, and 15 others will see $50 cards.

Entering could not be more easy. Once logged in to the store itself, there are multiple options for you to choose from to enter. You can like us on Facebook, tweet about the giveaway, share it on G+, or any of the other choices listed. It’s free Google Play credit, so why not?

Details of the contest can be found below.  (more…)