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Casio Smart Outdoor Watch now selling on the Google Store for $499

Casio Smart Outdoor Watch

Casio Smart Outdoor Watch

Casio’s #AndroidWear offering, otherwise known as the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch is now available directly from the Google Store. The smartwatch has been priced at $499.99, which is partially justified given that it’s supposed to be a rugged offering (going by the name at least).

Casio is a renowned name in the wrist-watch segment, which makes this offering very important for the company as well as Google’s smartwatch library. The wearable comes with the latest version of Android Wear and is promised to receive the latest updates as well. However, one might not be able to shell out $499.99 for the wearable, considering that a standard sized smartphone can be bought for the same price.

What’s surprising is that the smartwatch is lacking GPS on board. This feature is a standard on most new wearables, which makes the omission a bit surprising to us. But if that’s not much of a caveat for you, make sure you hit the Google Store page below and get the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch.

Source: Google Store

The Google Store now has a new category for VR devices

Google Store VR

Google Store VR

Taking the flourishing virtual reality market into consideration, #Google has just launched a new segment on the #GoogleStore for VR headsets. Although there are just a few headsets on offer right now, this seems to be a logical step from Google considering how many VR headsets are out there. We can expect to see a bundle of new VR headsets as we head towards the latter part of 2016, with Oculus and HTC’s Vive headset already prepping to hit the markets.

As of now, the Google Store page has the Google Cardboard for $15, Google Tech C1-Glass VR Viewer also for $15 as well as the Mattel View-Master VR for $30. All these viewers are capable of displaying Cardboard content, so we can expect Google to add more such devices in the future.The site itself is yet to get a dedicated link to the cardboard headsets page, but given the limited choices on offer right now, we’re not particularly surprised by this.

Make sure you head over to Google Store link below for more details on the headsets that the company is currently offering.

Source: Google Store

Via: Pocketnow

Google’s $50 discount on the Nexus 5X to expire this Friday

Nexus 5X

The #LG #Nexus5X smartphone received a $30 discount as well as a $50 discount last month, leading us to believe that #Google is reducing the prices permanently. However, it seems like the second discount was a temporary one as the Google Store page mentions that it will only be valid until this Friday, the 12th of February.

This will mean that the 16 and 32GB models of the handset will go back to the $349 and $399 pricing starting this Saturday. Well, it was good while it lasted. And fortunately, there’s still nearly four days left for you to get the device on the cheap, so you can still avail the discount if you’re interested.

The Nexus 5X comes with state-of-the-art hardware which makes it an attractive proposition in the midrange market segment. The device has a 5.2 inch 1080p display, the hexa core Snapdragon 808 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a 2,700 mAh battery. There’s Android Pay support on board as well, thanks to the onboard fingerprint scanner.

Source: Google Store

Moto 360 Sport makes its way to the Google Store for $299

Moto 360 Sport

Moto 360 Sport

The #Moto360Sport went live on the #MotoMaker last week and has been available through a bunch of other retailers since then. The smartwatch can now be snatched from the Google Store as well, thus broadening its retail presence.

Naturally, the pricing will remain unchanged at $299. Customers get to pick between the Orange and the White watch bands for the Sport version of Motorola’s most recent smartwatch. Given that the wearable is also sold through retailers like Best Buy, it was only a matter of time before the Google Store joined in. You can also check out Moto Maker if you want deeper control over the customization of your wearable.

The Moto 360 Sport has received mixed response from the American populace so far, which means that it hasn’t managed to replicate the success of the standard Moto 360 (2nd gen) that was released in late 2015. Head over to the link below to buy the Moto 360 Sport from the Google Store.

Source: Google Store

Nexus 5X now selling with a $50 discount via Amazon, Best Buy and Google Store

Nexus 5X

With the Holidays upon us, there are going to be innumerable discounts on offer. LG’s #Nexus5X smartphone is one of them as the device is going with a breezy $50 discount via Amazon, Best Buy as well as the Google Store.

The retailers are charging $329.99 for the 16GB model of the Nexus 5X and $379.99 for the 32GB model, which is quite steep considering what the company initially charged for the device.

As a report rightly pointed out, the continued discounts on the Nexus 5X might be largely due to the fact that the Huawei Nexus 6P has outsold the smaller Nexus flagship ever since its launch.

This current promo seems to be available across the board and isn’t just limited to a handful of retailers, so there are multiple options available for the customers to get the Nexus flagship of 2015. The pricing will remain valid from now until the 30th of December, so you have plenty of time to snatch the Nexus 5X on the cheap.

Source: Amazon, Best Buy, Google Store

Via: Android Authority

You can now buy Bose headphones from the Google Store

Bose Google Store

Bose Google Store

#Bose is one of the most recognized audio brands in the world and has a large retail presence across the globe. The audio accessories manufacturer has now partnered with #Google to showcase its products on the Google Store. There are only four headphones on offer now, ranging from $130 to $299, so a wide range of headphones are on offer.

You can check out the entire lineup below:

  • SoundSport In-Ear Headphone – $129.95
  • SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones II – $179.95
  • SoundLink Wireless Headphones II 0 279.95
  • QuietComfort 25 Headphones – $299

These are surely not the cheapest headphones you can buy out there, but given the popularity of the Google Store, Bose will hope to move a large number of these headphones. Considering that most Nexus devices sold via the Google Store don’t come with headphones, it would make sense for customers to pair them up with one of the Bose accessories.

Head over to Google Store for more details. Google makes it clear that the collection is only available in the U.S. and Canada.

Source: Google+

You can now get the ASUS ZenWatch 2 replacement charger from the Google Store

ZenWatch 2 Charger

ZenWatch 2 Charger

The #ASUS #ZenWatch2 is currently available from the #Google Store among several other #AndroidWear offerings. Well if you’ve already bought the device, you will know that it uses a slightly unconventional charging cable, so you can’t just use any micro USB charging adapter for the device.

ASUS has now brought the official replacement charging cable as well as the wall adapter on the Google Store. This charger will only set you back by $14.99, which is a decent price to pay for an official accessory such as this. The charging cable has POGO pins at the end which can magnetically snap onto the smartwatch. The other end uses a full sized USB attachment, which means you can remove it from the wall adapter and connect it to a third party charging accessory or even a computer.

If you recently bought the ZenWatch 2 and are in need of a replacement charger or just the cable even, make sure you hit the link below to make the purchase.

Source: Google Store

Via: Android Police

Razer Forge TV unavailable from the Google Store signaling an early demise

Razer Forge TV

Razer Forge TV

As much as #Google would want you to believe, #AndroidTV is yet to properly catch on with the audiences. Devices like the #NVIDIAShield console are surely helping Google’s cause. However, there are some consoles out there that have barely received any love from the public.

Razer’s Forge TV is one such device which has barely seen any promise. It is now becoming more apparent that the device might have reached end of life status as it’s been listed as “no longer available for purchase“, which could be a sign of things to come.

Razer is a well known figure in the gaming community, so launching a device like the Forge TV made a lot of sense. However, lack of awareness and proper marketing seems to have really hurt the company’s cause. Have you invested in the Razer Forge TV? How do you like it? If you’re really looking to get the Forge TV, Amazon currently has the bundle on offer for under $140.

Source: Google Store

Via: Pocketnow

Huawei Nexus 6P back in stock on the Google Store

Nexus 6P

The #Huawei #Nexus6P smartphone is now back in stock on the #GoogleStore and can be bought in a variety of combinations. However, given that the device is in demand right now, we’re not sure how long it will stay that way.

The Nexus 6P is Google’s premier Nexus flagship of 2015 along with the LG made Nexus 5X handset. The smartphone went out of stock pretty quickly when it went on sale last year, but it’s good to know that it’s available again now.

As of now, the smartphone is available in Frost (128GB), Graphite (32, 64 and 128GB) and Aluminium (32 and 64GB) models from the Google Store, so you can get practically any color variant you want right now if you don’t mind compromising on the storage a little bit.

Pricing starts from $499 for the 32GB model and extends all the way up to $649 for the 128GB model. If you were looking to get the smartphone in either of these variants, head over to the link below and place an order right away.

Source: Google Store

Via: Android Police

Huawei Nexus 6P officially out of stock from the Google Store

Huawei Nexus 6P

The #Huawei #Nexus6P smartphone was only recently made available for purchase via the Google Store and customers will now find that the handset has already gone out of stock. One theory here is that the device is very much in demand right now and that a lot of customers have shown faith in Huawei’s latest flagship. But since we don’t have actual sales figures yet, it’s too early to jump to conclusions at this point.

Luckily for hopeful buyers of the two smartphones, the Nexus 6P will be available for purchase from Huawei’s own website, so the Google Store is not the only place to get the new flagship. The Nexus 6P is one of the best Nexus devices launched by Google and has the hardware to back it up. Although the lack of OIS with the camera has been disappointing, camera samples from the smartphone have suggested otherwise.

Have you picked up the Huawei Nexus 6P yet?

Source: Google Store

[Deal] Nexus 6 getting a $150 discount on the Google Store

Nexus 6

Although third party retailers have held innumerable discount promos and sales on the Nexus 6 over the course of the months, the pricing on Google’s official store has remained consistent.

That changes today however with the company slashing $150 off the pricing on both the 32 and 64GB models, bringing the price to $499 and $549 respectively. This pricing is currently reflecting on the Google Store and is most likely a short term discount, so we suggest you hurry.

As for the Nexus 9, the tablet can be had with a $50 Google Play Store gift card, which is something we’ve seen on a number of occasions in the past. This applies to all customers who get the tablet before the 23rd of June. You have until the 23rd of September to redeem this gift card.

Make sure you head over to the Google Store to save some precious money, especially if you’re in the market for a new flagship smartphone or a tablet. The diminishing sales might have led Google to bring down the pricing of the Nexus 6, which has to compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the LG G4 in the mobile industry.

Source: Google Store – Nexus 6, Nexus 9

Via: Android Police

Ad Blocker Apps Removed From Google Play Store

google play store

It is definitely annoying when a pop-up message or ad suddenly appears whenever you are browsing the Internet, launching an app or especially when playing a game using your Android device. For me, I just hate it when I am playing a game. It just disrupts my momentum. These are among the reasons why ad blocker programs are much sought by users.

However, Google started removing ad blocker apps since yesterday from its Google Play store. This report came in from CNET after the author of the report noticed that the ad blocker apps began disappearing one by one.

According to the source, among the ad blockers which were yanked from the Google Play store include AdAway, AdBlock and Adfree. The developers of these apps received notices from Google stating that they violated the Developer Distribution Agreement of the site.

The specific clause violated by the developers that Google cited in their notice is the section 4.4 of the agreement which states the “Prohibited Actions” of a developer.

Here is the content of Section 4.4 that the developers violated according to Google:

You agree that you will not engage in any activity with the Market, including the development or distribution of Products, that interferes with, disrupts, damages, or accesses in an unauthorized manner the devices, servers, networks, or other properties or services of any third party including, but not limited to, Android users, Google or any mobile network operator. You may not use customer information obtained from the Market to sell or distribute Products outside of the Market.

Jared Rummer, the developer of the Ad Blocker Root app, shared in his Twitter account that he received a notification from Google Play saying that his app has been removed from its online store because it interferes or accesses another service or product in an unauthorized manner. In other words, it gets in the way of the company’s advertising. Then, Google reiterated that continuous violations from developers can result to their accounts getting terminated.

In addition, Google advised the developers of the affected apps that if they wish to continue publishing their work, they should adhere to the terms of the Play store or revise their software in a way that it will no longer interfere with the company’s ad campaigns.

Despite the ban of ad blocking apps from the Google Play store, it should be noted that these could still be sold or distributed in venues outside Google’s reach according to CNET. Users can still get them from other sources on the Internet and install them in their devices. Aside from this, users who already have the apps installed on their cell phones can still continue to use them.

So far, there’s no word yet from Google when CNET tried to get their comment about the subject. But we can’t really blame them for the move because the ads are their primary source of revenue based on CNET. The ads are also the users’ way of compensating for the free apps that they are enjoying. On the other hand, users can avoid the ads anyway if they officially purchase the apps that they are using.

Sources: CNET and Google Play

Why Google Store might be a good idea?

 

If you are a frequent reader of this website, you might have come across a post which tells you, Google may be planning to open up its own retail store.

But do you think that it’s a good idea? I mean, we already have the online play store which sells Google devices and the other retailers who sell nexus smart phones and tablets, so why does the company need an exclusive Google store? Rumors suggest that Google store will stock up nexus smart phones and tablets along with Google Chromebooks. It will be an exclusive store, featuring only Google products.

 

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Generating demand:

In order to understand the need for Google Store, we should take a look at a comment by Apple CEO Tim Cook during the recent Goldman Sachs investor conference,

“One of the things that’s not understood that well about the (Apple) stores is that I don’t think we would have been nearly as successful in the iPad as an example if it weren’t for our stores,”. “(iPad was) ingrained in their minds (as) a heavy thing that no one wanted.”

This means that Apple agrees that their stores were responsible for generating most of their sales. This is exactly what Google is trying to do.

Rich Android Experience:

With the Google Store, the company will be able to provide a rich android experience to its potential customers, something that they cannot do with their existing online store. Agreed that the play store has been successful so far, but with the company’s plans to launch new devices under the Nexus and the Chromebook belt, Google will need a much more stable mechanism to interact with their customers.

Nexus 4 failure:

nexus4 out of stock

Nexus 4 release would be a good example to explain the importance of a Google store. When Nexus 4 was launched in the market last year, the online stores as well as the retailers were facing severe shortage of stock. Google had blamed LG for the stock problem, however, we can’t ignore the fact that the company failed to anticipate demand for their product. Now, this could have been avoided if they could directly interact with their customers and analyze the market.

Future innovative products:

Google also has been busy developing plenty of new age gadgets like Google Glasses and self driving cars. People need to have hands on experience with such innovative products to understand its applications in real life and such stores will act as a platform for the company to showcase its innovations.

Further, when we analyze the various decisions taken by the company over the past few years like acquiring Motorola R&D, offering contract free nexus devices etc, we may conclude that Google is working hard to reach out to its customers and the Google Store might be its biggest move in this regard.

Rumor: Google To Open Own Stores By End Of The Year

A reliable source privy to company details has said that Google has plans of opening brick and mortar stores across the US and hopes to open up branches in time for the holiday season. The stores will primarily carry Google Nexus products, Chromebooks, as well as other upcoming major products that the company will launch. This will make it easier for the general public to access the company’s products as well as get a hands-on experience on using them before buying.

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The company has a Chrome Store already but these are stores within a store and are located in over a hundred Best Buy stores al across the US and 50 PCWorld/Dixon stores all across the UK. These stores primarily carry Chromebooks and have trained personnel to teach potential customers anything related to the product. The new store being envisioned will cover a much broader scope.

The idea of coming up with a company owned store came about when coming up with ways to make the upcoming Google Glass accessible to the public. Coming up with a company store looked like a good idea as they can have full control over the sales and marketing of the product.

One other clue that the company is gearing up to opening their own stores is that they are currently hiring people to develop retail point of sale systems.

If Apple’s own store were to be the gauge of success then Google’s own version will more than likely be successful as well. This will give people the opportunity to try out their products before buying it. In terms of sales, this will definitely give the company the boost in distributing their products since it will now be easily accessible.

Google has not officially commented on this rumor but we’re sure that they will be making announcements in the days to come.

via 9to5google