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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.

Smartphone app downloads predicted to reach 56 billion in 2013

How many apps do you have installed on your smartphone or tablet? If we had to guess, that number would be fairly large. I have just over 70 installed on my Galaxy S III, however I would probably say that number is on the lower end as compared to some. Needless to say, regardless of how many apps you have personally, one thing is clear -- apps are popular. And in fact, with more and more users moving to smartphones, the amount of downloaded apps is only going to increase.

Google Play Books updated with over 90 bug fixes

Today those folks from Google have issued a quick update to their increasingly popular Google Play Books application for Android. The update added a few new features, fixed a truckload of bugs it apparently had, and even added support for India to now enjoy a good read. Apparently Books had some issues, because Google promises to have fixed tons of them.

Google Play services v3.0 brings Google+ sign-in and more

Google has recently announced the v3.0 release of the Google Play Services. And while some of this may be more developer oriented, these changes and new features will filter down towards the end user. In fact, some of these new features sound like they will make things a bit easier and more convenient for the end user. Just to begin with, Google Play Services v3.0 brings Google+ Sign-In and over-the-air app downloads from a website.