Yesterday, a new version of Google Music arrived through Google Play, but as usual is a staged rollout that likely hasn’t hit many of us yet. The update jumps the build number up to 5.2.1233L.870763 and appears to be mostly minor. There is one new addition, though, and that’s a “I’m feeling lucky” radio button (also seen in the web player). Based on your listening history, a press of that button will put together a playlist for you that Google feels will satisfy your needs. (more…)
Since it’s a Wednesday (not that there is any real significance there), we thought you’d enjoy a chance to walk away with a $25 Google Play gift card. It has been over a month since we last hooked you guys up with straight Google Play cash, and that my friends, is far too long for you to have to wait. We have five in house that will go to five awesome members of the DL community. (more…)
This morning, Google announced that they will make a “series of changes” to the Google Play store on November 21 to further improve tablet app visibility. Even though more than 70 million Android tablets have been activated over the years, there is opportunity to do more. (more…)
On Tuesday, Google revealed their first official cases for the new 2013 Nexus 7 on Google Play (outside of that zipper thing). The cases are actually designed by Google and molded perfectly to fit their new affordable tablet. They come in four different colors (blue, red, white, and black), are made of soft suede, and carry a premium price of $49.99, which most would argue is far too steep for a flip case. We’ve already highlighted a number of cases that can be had through Amazon for as little as $5, but just in case you were thinking of going the official Google route, we bought a couple to give our first impressions on. (more…)
Google pushed out brand new “official” Nexus 7 (2013) flip cases to Google Play this morning that run $49.99 a piece. The cases come in four colors: red, blue, white, and black. The red and blue versions are mostly grey suede, though, but have red and blue interiors for pops of color. Each case also features a lower-left positioned Google flag, so you’ll never forget who designed your protective cover. (more…)
HBO knows how to make some good television shows, if only it was not so expensive to access them. Today, Google Play announced that they now feature some of HBO’s most popular shows in their TV section and they plan on bringing more. Massively popular shows like Game of Thrones, Newsroom and True Blood are now available for purchase. Episodes are sold individually or in season-long bundles, but the seasons that are here are limited right now. However, Google promises that “many more are coming soon.” (more…)
It’s Friday, which always means you will need some new apps and games to keep you busy over the weekend. This week, there appears to be some good titles, including a few classics like Osmos HD, HD Widgets, and Rebuild. On top of those deals, there is Bass Booster Pro (an app that will more than likely give you the effect of some Dr Beats in your ears), Glory of Generals HD, and Adventure Bar Story.
To see the full list, check below. (more…)
If you are noticing issues with app updates or new app installs through Google Play, you are not alone or imagining things. Google Play is currently experiencing issues, though we do not know how severe they are. At this time, we are unable to update or install new apps without receiving an error (pictured above).
The web version of Google Play also appears to be struggling.
We’ll update this post as soon as we know more or once service is restored to normal.
Update 3:31PM: We are now able to update and install new apps. How are things on your end?