Google Play Store

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.

Photosphere Live Wallpaper app released by Kittehface Software

If you are using a device that is capable of capturing Photosphere images, you may want to check out this recently released live wallpaper app. The app is called Photosphere Live Wallpaper and it comes by way of Kittehface Software. Those who pay attention to live wallpaper apps probably recognize the name. This particular live wallpaper app is available by way of the Google Play Store and is free to download and free to use.

Google expands the Nexus 4 accessory lineup

In addition to the bumper case, those purchasing a Nexus 4 from the Google Play Store now have a few additional accessories to consider along with the purchase of your phone. Simply put, Google has recently added a few new Nexus 4 accessories. There are three new additions in total and they include a USB cable, wall charger and wired headset.

Symantec details Google Play Store one-click billing fraud

The latest Google Play Store horror story seems to have arrived. Symantec has recently begun to share details of a one-click billing scam. The silver lining here, this issue does not appear like it will affect all that many. You see, while serious, there are only roughly 200 apps that seem to be included. Not to mention, they appear to be limited to Japan. Of course, this should give a bit of caution for users elsewhere though.