Tag Archives: Android market

Google’s Play Store Now Posts Public Reviews Using Your Google+ Name, Goodbye Trolls?

Google Play trolls should recognize their days are numbered as Google socializes comments by linking Play Store reviews to your Google+ account. This really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as YouTube now asks if your comments can be posted using your Google+ name as well. Given that, this change doesn’t come as a huge surprise as Google continues to supercharge Google+ in any way that they can. The addition of Play Store reviews might force those … [read full article]

Google Play App Installs Now Total 25 Billion, Celebrate With 25 Cent Downloads

A big, big round of applause for Google Play, now home to more than 675,000 apps and games which have led to an amazing feat with 25 billion downloads. To celebrate, Google is announcing an amazing sale over the next 5 days with 25 cent downloads from some of the world’s top developers including: Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio, runtastic, Full Fat and more. That’s not all though as Google also announces special … [read full article]

Google Play Updated To Version 3.5.19, Who Can Find Something New?

Google has pushed out a new version of their Play Store to devices as of yesterday updating the store to version number 3.5.19. No word yet on any changes and no changelog has been made available. Early reports indicate a slightly faster experience while searching in the store, but we’re not sure if that’s the placebo effect or a reality. You can grab the .apk below and install via your desktop or … [read full article]

(Update) PSA: Galaxy S II Owners Should Be On Watch For Unknown App Trying To Install

Update: The Verge has a pretty good breakdown about what’s going on. It doesn’t appear that OSJC was acting maliciously by trying to self-install as it was given the same App ID as one that was already in common with Samsung’s own email app — even though the Samsung App ID isn’t in the Google Play store, only on Samsung’s own ROM. The process for removing the app requires some … [read full article]

Google Play Unveiled, The New Place For All Your Apps, Games, Books, Music And More

Boom, goodbye Android Market, hello Google Play. Google’s new portal content is now the place for all your Android apps, games, music, books, videos and more. Google Play is now live at play.google.com and replaces the Android Market, effective immediately. All of Google’s services, Google Music, Google Books and Videos service are now all in centralized in a one-stop shop for content. Google’s rebranding of their content hubs shows their interest … [read full article]

Concerned About Your Data Usage While Roaming, Try Onavo

It’s rare that we preview and throw our weight behind an app on TmoNews, as a carrier-specific blog I haven’t attempted to cover a lot of outside of T-Mobile’s purview. Sometimes an app comes along that’s worth bringing your attention to and given the recently leaked upcoming changes for T-Mobile’s domestic roaming policy, we bring you Onavo. Onavo is a Android/iOS application designed to help watch your data usage and control your … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adds FamilyWhere Check-In Service, Keep Tabs On The Family

T-Mobile has added a new family locator service to its suite of carrier-specific Android apps this morning. T-Mobile Android owners will now find FamilyWhere, powered by Location Labs’ Safely software, in the Android market on their smartphones. With FamilyWhere, family members will be able to find each other from their phone or browser, even if the other family phones aren’t equipped with a GPS radio. T-Mobile’s press release says in 2011, more than … [read full article]

Google’s Andy Rubin Says 3.7 Million Android Devices Activated During Christmas Weekend

A big congrats to Google’s Andy Rubin announcing this morning via a Google+ posting that Android activations eclipsed 3.7 million during Christmas weekend. Stated another way, between December 24th and 25th, Android saw a whopping 3.7 million Android devices activated. “There were 3.7M Android activations on 12/24 and 12/15. Congrats team-Android.” The boom in Android growth has also led to the Android Market passing 10 billion downloads earlier this month. These … [read full article]

(Updated: YouMail Is Back In The Market, T-Mobile Not At Fault!) T-Mobile: We Asked YouMail To Fix Its App In November

Update: We just got word from YouMail that they are back on the market! There is a lengthy blog post that helps explain want led up to the removal and eventual return of the app. Glad to see YouMail is back! After a T-Mobile complaint, Google pulled YouMail’s voicemail app from the Android Market on Tuesday without any warning. YouMail’s CEO, Alex Quilici took to his company’s blog and … [read full article]

YouMail Yanked From Android Market Due To A T-Mobile Complaint?

YouMail, a visual voicemail management app has suddely disappeared from the Android Market, nowhere to be found. The app continues to be available for iPhone users but, according to a GigaOM report was removed from the Android Market at the request of T-mobile. Kevin Tofel for GigaOM spoke with YouMail CEO Alex Quilici who was only informed the app had been pulled by users of the app itself who complained they could no … [read full article]