It happens ever so rarely that when it happens, users seem go on red alert. It seems that Google Play Store is experiencing yet another partial downtime and is bringing up the dreaded 403 error message for a good number of Android users.
After spending a week in limbo, the popular Themer homescreen is now back on Google Play Store for everyone to enjoy once more. Suspiciously, the immediate return of the app came hours after the developers voiced their frustration at the lack of news from Google.
We watched as the Themer launcher app went from private beta to public beta. We even spent a bit of hands-on time checking out the theme oriented launcher ourselves. But as of today, it seems there is another chapter in the story. The app had been pulled from the Play Store earlier in the month due to alleged copyright infringement and now with the issue seemingly resolved, the app has yet to return to an available status.
With the holidays practically over, shops and retailers are giving one last hoorah to holiday sales and promos. In that spirit, Google Play Store has just announced a huge discount on some of Disney's games both for the young and the young at heart.
With the multitude of apps available on Google Play Store, it is sometimes hard to pick out the best without trying them one by one, or at least without some convincing recommendations. Google is now trying to cast attention to some apps that may not answer to every need and want but are some of the most beautiful apps you'll ever lay your eyes on.
As quickly as it disappeared, Koushik Dutta's popular ROM Manager app reappeared on Google Play Store. Though it is definitely good news that users will no longer be inconvenienced by an app that has suddenly gone AWOL, one can wonder why the app was pulled down prematurely in the first place.
This is definitely a prime example of better late than never, especially in the case of some Android devices. After more than a year in the market, Fuhu is announcing that its kid-friendly nabi 2 tablet can now officially run Google's gamut of apps, including Google Play Store.
In the spirit of year-end top lists and reviews, mobile app market analyst Distimo has published its 2013 Year in Review. And its insight into which apps and markets made it to the top is quite interesting.
The ballots have been cast and the votes are in. And now we get to see the apps and games that are nearest and dearest to Android users' hearts in the first annual Players' Choice Awards organized by Google.
Who can resist a good promo, especially this time of year? Google knows only too well consumer habits and is now offering a somewhat sweet deal for anyone who purchases both a Nexus 7 2013 edition and a Google Chromecast.