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While Apple makes more than Google does for app revenue, it seems Google is trying to make the Play Store better for developers. Now, just like on regular Google searches, there will be ads on the Play Store. As you can see, Google is clearly marking which apps when you search are being promoted, with the little Orange “Ad” icon. So far Google is only partnering with a limited number of ad companies to send the ads to a limited number of users. But soon it will probably roll out to everyone. Along with announcing the ads,...

Besides allowing users to stream music they either bought on the Play Store or pay for All Access, Google Play Music also allows users to upload songs from their own media collection. Google has now increases the limit of songs to 50,000, up from the previous limit of 20,000. Nothing needs to be done to get the extra space, you can just make sure via the storage Settings on the website. Source: Google via Android Central ...

Google is apparently testing out a live chat feature on search results which will help businesses connect with the customers in an improved manner. The chat will be based on Hangouts, which makes it quite an interesting prospect. Once the chat is initiated by the customers, businesses will revert back to them between a predefine amount of time. This is controlled by the businesses, so they can take as much time as they want to revert back to user queries. They will need to mention the approximate wait time in the chat window (1 hours,...

It was recently announced that Google Search on Android will show colorful and informative cards for health conditions. It seems like this feature has finally gone live as search results are now showing these cards. This feature could be region specific though as it’s only been spotted in the U.S. so far. The feature works its magic in the background and users won’t have to do anything out of the ordinary to get the desired results. For example, if you’re looking for something like Chicken Pox, just a simple search...

Google launched the Android One program last year with the promise of budget phones with frequent Nexus like software updates. The company has partially failed on the second promise with the latest Android update not hitting the device even a couple of months after the update was initially made available. However, customers in India are now reporting that Android One phones have started receiving the Lollipop update, thus putting an end to the months of waiting. These devices were announced with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, so this is a major...

Google has officially announced the acquisition of Softcard (known as Isis Wallet before), further strengthening Google Wallet’s cause. Google mentioned that it has acquired “some exciting technology and intellectual property” from Softcard, which will be instrumental in Wallet’s potential success in the future. The company also mentioned that the Google Wallet app will be preloaded on Android devices sold by Verizon Wireless, AT&T as well as T-Mobile in the future. We’re guessing these changes will take...

The 2013 Nexus 7 can be yours for just $199 through the ASUS store. This wouldn’t come across as a good deal on a regular day, but ASUS is bundling a wireless charger, dock and a travel case for the price, which makes this deal very hard to miss. Not to mention the fact that this is a new unit and not refurbished like most units are going for these days. You will get full 12 months of warranty coverage on the tablet, so you can buy with confidence. Ever since the Nexus 9 was launched in October, naturally, the sales of the Nexus...

The YouTube for Kids app is now available on Android and iOS devices. Google calls this “the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind.” The app comes with a kid friendly user interface and has content tailored specifically for children. There will be content from the likes of Reading Rainbow, DreamWorks TV, Jim Henson TV, Mother Goose Club, Talking Tom and Friends and more. Naturally there are a multitude of parental controls on board here to ensure the parents are in complete control of what...