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Google Play Store 4 inverted back to Black color theme [Download]

Yesterday our good friends at Google released a new and totally improved Google Play Store with a completely new design. This is a big change from the previous version and they've introduced larger HD images and app artwork, and a card style layout that's easier to navigate. However, the new version went back to the old school white color theme with green everywhere of old. If you want the Play Store back to black, we have you covered.

Cinegram app release means more animated GIFs from Android users

Cinegram, for those not familiar with the name, is an app that will allow you to create and share animated GIFs. The good, or possibly bad news given some of the GIFs that you may end up seeing is the app has just today launched for Android. Yes, this is another case of an app spending quite a bit of time as iOS only. We will not let that get us upset though because as of today we can share in the animated GIF fun that comes with being a Cinegram user.

Homebase lock screen launches Facebook Home theme

Facebook Home will land in the Google Play Store this coming Friday, and while it will be free to download and free to use -- there are some catches. For one, the Facebook Home launcher will give you a fairly different experience as compared to what you are used to seeing on your handset. Not to mention, the Facebook Home launcher will initially only be compatible with select devices. That being said, it looks like there may be an alternative solution available from Widdit Labs.

Burner app brings disposable numbers for Android users

Coming as another app that originally launched only for iOS users, Burner has finally made its way into the Google Play Store. Burner, as the name would imply, is an app that allows you to simulate one of those disposable 'burner' mobile phones. Except in this case, you are burning the number as opposed to the entire phone.

Google Play Store 4 hands-on and v3 comparison

After previous leaks, today Google went ahead and announced and released the all-new Google Play Store version 4. This morning they confirmed the new Play Store was real and coming soon, and stated it would be rolling out in the coming days and weeks. Obviously we've already posted the download files, but below you'll get a hands-on look at what is new, how it looks on a tablet, and a comparison with the old version.

Bitdefender releases Antivirus Free for Android

If you are looking to keep your Android device free of malware and hoping to do so without spending any money, you now have another option to consider. The folks at Bitdefender have recently announced Antivirus Free for Android. The app is available by way of the Google Play Store and as the name suggests -- it can be downloaded and used for free.

Google Play Store app count drops by 60,000

Having more is something that is generally thought of as good thing when it comes to apps. Well, some may disagree, however given that is the stat we most often heard spoken when it comes to the success, or alternatively, the failure of a mobile platform. We also often seen praise when mobile app numbers are on the rise. Today we have some good news, but in terms of an app count dropping.