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Swype now available from the Google Play Store

It has been a long time coming, but Nuance has finally released Swype on Google Play, doing so with a special low price and a free trial option. This is in addition to the app being updated with a couple new keyboards and a few new features and improvements. For a limited time, users can grab Swype for $0.99, with the price later on increasing to a yet-unspecified rate.

Sunday comics fans can download the new GoComics app now

I'd wager one of the places a lot of comic book fans got their start was with the comics in the Sunday newspaper. If you're a fan of Sunday comics in your local paper, you might want to check out a new app from GoComics that is available for Android now. GoComics previously offered access to digital versions of some the comic strips printed in newspapers around the country via its website.

Google Play Music now available in Australia, New Zealand, and other countries

If you're an Android user who lives in Australia, New Zealand, and several other companies new content is now available to you. Google announced this week that an update to the Google Play store brings with it the availability of music in several countries that didn't have it before. Music is been available in the US and several other countries for a long time.

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.

Google+ sign-in process adopted by Janrain and Gigya

Google+ sign-in was announced a short while back. You have likely seen a few examples of this on sites, however for those who may have missed it, Google+ sign-in is not all that different from what we have seen with Facebook and Twitter. That is to say, you can use Google+ to sign into an app or service. This generally makes the sign-up process easier as it takes details from your Google account.

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.

Google Play Movies update brings info card support on tablets

Google Play Movies has recently been updated and amongst the new features is one that will be available only for tablet users. The tablet specific change brings info card badges. Basically, those watching with the Play Movies app will now be able to press pause and get details about the movie. The information will include goodies such as details about the actors, related films and even what song happens to be playing in the movie.

My Purchases makes it easy to see your Google Play purchase history

One of the things that can be a pain to do when you upgrade your Android device is to be sure you've downloaded all of your apps from your old device. The easiest way to do that is to look back at your purchase history, but finding that purchase history can be a pain. This is where an app called My Purchases comes in.

Google Play Books launches in Mexico

Android fans who live in the United States have had access to the wide variety of content on Google Play for a long time. That content includes movies, music, magazines, and books. However, Android users in Mexico and some other locations haven't had access to the full gamut of content that we take for granted here in the US.