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Play Store gets beta testing and staged rollouts for developers

Google is on a roll at the moment, although so far we've been hearing all about backend services. So far they've touched base on the Play Store, Google Maps, location services getting a major overhaul, Google Games and more. And we haven't even got to the newest Android 4.3 or 5.0 yet. However, they just announced some awesome options for developers.

PayPal Android SDK release will bring additional in-app payment options

PayPal has announced the availability of a new Android SDK. This release is aimed at developers and PayPal notes that it will be able to offer "everything a developer needs to accept both PayPal and credit card payments." On the flip side though, while the release of the SDK is for developers, it should also serve to improve the payment process for a user looking to pay through PayPal. While there isn't any timeline as to when this will show up in apps, the SDK will be available beginning on May 15th.

Google Play update allows developers to directly reply to user reviews

Google has announced the latest update for the Play Store. This time around the update is dealing with app reviews and it is one that should help to improve communication between the developer and the end-user. The level of communication will likely vary from app to app and developer to developer, however moving forward, developers will be able to directly reply to Play Store user reviews.

HTC One source code released

HTC has begun releasing source code for the One smartphone. The one catch as of now is that the source code has only been made available for select variants of the HTC One. Specifically, HTC has released source code for the Vodafone UK and Vodafone France variants of the One. The code is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the files measure in at a bit under 100MB in size.

Google I/O 2013 ticket sales now available

Google has officially opened registration for the 2013 event. The tickets are available at this very moment, however that is likely to change rather quick. The Google I/O events have been selling out quicker and quicker each and every year and with some of the excitement already in place -- we expect this to be a similar situation this year. Those looking to purchase a ticket will need to be quick, and also be willing to part with a fairly decent amount of money.

Google I/O 2013 Registration opens tomorrow at 7AM

The time is quickly approaching where thousands of lucky developers will drop into San Francisco to enjoy one of the best developer events of the year. That being Google I/O of course. As a friendly little PSA we wanted to remind you all that registration for this years show starts tomorrow, promptly at 7AM PDT. You better be quick too!
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