Google has agreed to issue at least $19 million in refunds to consumers whose children made app purchases from its Google Play store without parental consent, officials said yesterday.
Gamers will be able to send gifts to other players through Google''s game store. The search giant announced addition of several new features, aimed at users and developers, to its Play Games app marketplace, including sending virtual gifts during a game.
A new update to the Google Play store allows users to set how easy or difficult it is to install apps on a smartphone or tablet. And although it's a simple tweak, it will be one that parents in particular will be grateful for. The new option allows users to set up their device so that every time they want to download an app they are obliged to re-enter their password, and every time they wish to make an in-app purchase the same authentication is required.
Google is set to make a slight tweak to its Play Store, which will benefit Android tablet users. Come November 21, Google will introduce a Designed for Tablets section to the Play Store, which will highlight apps made for the large screen devices.
In a sweeping update to app policies for Android, Google has banned third-party in-app payment providers from the Play Store. According to the new policy, which also dictates in-app ad policies among other things, Google is making clear that app developers will have to use Google's in-app billing services for purchases done from within the app.
Google has rolled out a revamped Play Store for web browsers, which now looks very similar to its Android counterpart. The new look Play Store has been rolled out for everyone and you can visit it at play.google.com.
spotted by Android Police and it now appears that Google pulled the update from the Play Store. Android Police also notes that the updated app will probably only work on devices running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and it has managed to download the .apk file.
As expected, Google has announced its subscription streaming service called Play Music All access. The app combines user uploaded music, with music that is available on the Play store.
Facebook Home made a grand debut on Google s Play Store last week, but to the disappointment of many, only worked for users in the US. The social media giant though had a nice little gift ready and earlier this morning discreetly opened up the app launcher to the rest of the world.