Google Play
After announcing in June that Android app updates would be improved, Google has implemented its “smart app updates” feature. Android Police first spotted the change, which coincides with a new version of Google Play. Thanks to the new feature, mobile app updates won’t require a full download of the entire app; only the deltas, or Continue Reading →
Adobe Flash
Adobe is pulling its Flash Player plug-in from Android’s Google Play store. It follows a decision to halt development of the software for mobile devices. The plug-in allows multimedia content created using the Flash format to be viewed via a web browser. Adobe will continue to develop the player for PCs. It will also support Continue Reading →
Google Play
Google sent out an email to its developer community with news that Google Play is undergoing policy changes to crack down on shady behavior in the Android market. Google has updated developer program policy page to make the platform more secure and easier to navigate for users. The search giant also outlined the types of Continue Reading →
Google Nexus 7
Google’s officially out of stock of 16-gigabyte Nexus 7 tablets. And, according to sources speaking to The Guardian’s Charles Arthur, it’s because the company “seriously underestimated” demand for the seven-inch device. “The Guardian understands that Google’s planners had thought that buyers on the Google Play store, more than from physical or online retailers, would be Continue Reading →
Nexus Q
Google unveiled its media-streaming glowing orb to many oohs and ahhs, followed by head-scratches. The thing looks cool. And it sounds good, both in concept and fidelity. But two major questions remain: Who is it for, and how well does it work? Why It Matters: It matters because this is the first product like this Continue Reading →
HBO has updated its streaming-video application to support a wide range of Android-based tablets. The update, which landed in the Google Play marketplace yesterday, now allows HBO customers to stream the company’s programming on tablets running Android versions up to 4.04 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In addition, HBO Go’s latest version includes some new performance enhancements Continue Reading →