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Google Play Version 4.0 Detailed And Previewed In New Video

Oh how we love an early look at new and exciting things which is why we’re loving this preview look of version 4.0 of Google’s Play store. The good folks at Droid-Life managed to get their hands on an APK and revealed a new Holo-style look for the Play Store. It’s clearly a preview version as many pages are blank, and a good part of the layout looks very similar to what we’re … [read full article]

Google Play’s First Birthday Brings Sales, Deals And More

Google Play and I have something in common today, it’s our birthday week and Google wants to help you celebrate with a weeks worth of free downloads. Technically, Google Play’s birthday is today (mine too!) but they want to celebrate the week with free music downloads, in-app content, books, TV shows, and more. There’s plenty of deals to be had, so hit the Play Store link below to get started. It was … [read full article]

Google Execs Refute Retail Store Rumors, Commit To Play Store Sales

With rumors surfacing in the past week that Google was close to launching their own brick and mortar retail stores, Android chief Andy Rubin shot down those rumors earlier today. During a roundtable interview in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, Rubin said “They don’t have to go in the store and feel it anymore.” I’m not 100% sure I agree with that sentiment, but Rubin emphasizes that Google’s hardware effort is … [read full article]

Google Adds Google Now Widget For Android 4.1 Devices And Above

If someone were to ask me the single biggest reason I’d jump back onto an Android device full-time these days, Google Now would be an immediate response. Yes, it’s still new and there’s no doubt Google will add a ton of more features over time, but even if its infancy, Google Now is Google and Android at its best. The addition of a brand new Google Now widget with all of your … [read full article]

Google Finally Launches Wireless Charging Orb For Nexus 4 Smartphone

ZOMG I’ve been waiting for this accessory to launch for a while now, and it’s here, it’s really, really here. If I needed a reason to buy a Nexus 4, it actually might just be to relive the days of Palm’s Touchstone glory and grab the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb now on sale through Google’s Play Store for $59.99. Shipping times are quoted as around one week, which is probably … [read full article]

New Android Gmail App Adds Pinch To Zoom, Auto-Fitting, Makes Me Weep With Joy

I know I don’t generally cover Android app updates on TmoNews, save for T-Mobile related specific apps but I’m making an exception today. The newest release of the official Gmail app ends my single biggest frustration with Android as the new update available to all Android 4.0+ users adds “auto-fitting messages to screen and message zooming.” Happy happy joy joy. Honestly, this is one of the things I truly appreciate about the iPhone … [read full article]

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 Says Nexus 4 Back In Stock At Noon Pacific Today, Also Back In Stock Through T-Mobile.com

Google just sent out emails indicating the Nexus 4 will resume sales today at U.S. noon Pacific time. That’s pretty much it, at noon pacific time you should have your F5 button ready and your credit card already logged into Google Play. We hope that this time around Google is prepared for another massive influx of would-be Nexus 4 buyers and can keep up their order process ensuring everyone who wants … [read full article]

Google Play Store Now Suggests Nexus 4 Purchase From T-Mobile?

Judging by the sudden rise in my emails, it seems that a number of you have caught a change to the Play Store today, specifically the order pages for the Nexus 4. We’re not sure exactly when this began, but as of this writing, Google’s Play Store has an extra “Special Offer from T-Mobile” and lists the Nexus 4 on a two-year agreement for just $199. It’s peculiar that this same … [read full article]

Play Store, T-Mobile Nexus 4 Orders Backordered As Much As Three Weeks?

For those who ordered the Nexus in the last 24 hours, I’d keep an eye on your inbox as emails are going out en masse alerting at least some individuals that their orders are delayed. There doesn’t seem to be any indicators as to which orders are being delayed, only that the delay is expected to take around three weeks. The email itself not only applies to some T-Mobile orders, but … [read full article]