Articles about Google Play (Google Play Store)

Hinge, Tinder's parent company sues Google over restrictive billing practices

11 May 2022

Business
Hinge, Tinder's parent company sues Google over restrictive billing practices

Tinder's parent company Match Group has sued Google, alleging that its Android apps are being forced to use Google Play Store billing for payments and pay a 30% royalty on each transaction.

Seven apps found spreading Joker malware on Google Play Store

21 Nov 2021

Technology
Seven apps found spreading Joker malware on Google Play Store

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs has discovered seven applications spreading the infamous Joker malware through the Google Play Store.

AbstractEmu Android malware can root your device, lock you out

31 Oct 2021

Technology
AbstractEmu Android malware can root your device, lock you out

Security researchers at the Lookout Threat Lab have alerted app stores and the general public of an Android malware dubbed AbstractEmu masquerading as a fully functional security, utility, or privacy app.

Here's how to run Android apps on Windows 11 Beta

23 Oct 2021

Technology
Here's how to run Android apps on Windows 11 Beta

Windows 11's most anticipated feature has been near-native support for Android apps. Although it wasn't available immediately upon launch, Microsoft has begun rolling it out now.

Google countersues Epic for intentionally breaching Play Store terms

15 Oct 2021

Technology
Google countersues Epic for intentionally breaching Play Store terms

Around the time when Apple booted Epic Games' Fortnite off the App Store, Google followed suit and kicked the game off the Google Play Store.

813,000+ apps delisted from Google, Apple app stores in H121

20 Sep 2021

Technology
813,000+ apps delisted from Google, Apple app stores in H121

A fresh report from Pixalate on the mobile apps delisted from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store in the first half of 2021 shows that over 813,000 apps were delisted by the app stores.

Netflix allegedly received special discount on Google's Play Store commission

29 Aug 2021

Technology
Netflix allegedly received special discount on Google's Play Store commission

Google does not demand a share on the first $1 million developers earn via Google Play Billing used for in-app purchases on the company's app market.

Apple boots 'Tinder for anti-vaxxers' off the App Store

01 Aug 2021

Technology
Apple boots 'Tinder for anti-vaxxers' off the App Store

Mainstream dating platforms, including Tinder and Bumble, have teamed up with government agencies to encourage users to get vaccinated.

Google kicking out 'sugar daddy' dating apps from Play Store

30 Jul 2021

Technology
Google kicking out 'sugar daddy' dating apps from Play Store

Google has recently changed its Play policies including refinements and some aspects of advertising IDs. The policy update also brought an updated inappropriate content policy into force. It bans "compensated sexual relationships" or sugar daddy dating apps.

Google defers Play Store in-app billing policy deadline amid lawsuit

24 Jul 2021

Technology
Google defers Play Store in-app billing policy deadline amid lawsuit

In September 2020, Google announced that in the coming year, all application developers distributing apps through the Play Store must transition to its billing system called Play Billing for in-app purchases.

Google is shutting down its Shopping app

12 Apr 2021

Technology
Google is shutting down its Shopping app

Google is shutting down its Shopping app for Android and iOS, a company spokesperson confirmed to 9to5Google.

#MalwareAlert: Fake Netflix-like app spreads malware via WhatsApp

08 Apr 2021

Technology
#MalwareAlert: Fake Netflix-like app spreads malware via WhatsApp

Check Point Research (CPR) discovered a new malware on the Google Play Store that was disguised as "FlixOnline."

Google to limit apps from seeing what else is installed

04 Apr 2021

Technology
Google to limit apps from seeing what else is installed

Google will soon moderate which applications on the Play Store can access the list of all the other apps that you have installed on your device, reports XDA-Developers.

Google halves Play Store billing fee for developers globally

17 Mar 2021

Technology
Google halves Play Store billing fee for developers globally

Yesterday, Google announced that it is slashing its Play Store billing fee globally from 30 percent to 15 percent.

Bolkar App: A voice based Quora alternative for non-English speakers

12 Feb 2021

Business
Bolkar App: A voice based Quora alternative for non-English speakers

Bolkar means 'speaking' in Hindi. Bolkar App enables native speakers of Hindi and Bengali to share their knowledge. The crowdsourced question-answer platform is aimed at people from tier-3 and tier-4 towns of India who aren't conversant with English.

Robinhood reportedly sells GameStop shares without permission from traders

29 Jan 2021

Business
Robinhood reportedly sells GameStop shares without permission from traders

Trading app Robinhood on Thursday prevented investors from buying several stocks in order to facilitate short-selling hedge funds in their battle against the working class investors from the WallStreetBets subreddit.

AOC urges US Congress to investigate Robinhood's GameStop freeze

29 Jan 2021

Business
AOC urges US Congress to investigate Robinhood's GameStop freeze

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on the US Congress to investigate trading app Robinhood over its GameStop freeze.

WhatsApp responds to Indian government's letter regarding privacy policy update

21 Jan 2021

Business
WhatsApp responds to Indian government's letter regarding privacy policy update

On Tuesday, the Indian government's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) sent a strongly worded letter to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, asking him to withdraw the recent update to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for Indian users.

Homegrown game FAU-G coming to Android devices on Republic Day

21 Jan 2021

Technology
Homegrown game FAU-G coming to Android devices on Republic Day

Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G), a game by Studio nCore Pvt. Ltd. and promoted by Akshay Kumar is set to hit Android devices on January 26. It will compete with popular battle royale game PUBG for a share of the Indian mobile gaming market.

Hike messaging service shuts down, leaves app stores

18 Jan 2021

Technology
Hike messaging service shuts down, leaves app stores

Indian messaging app Hike StickerChat has been shut down. The platform officially closed down today following a Twitter announcement by founder and CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal on January 6.

OnePlus may have two new smartwatches coming, and then some

10 Jan 2021

Technology
OnePlus may have two new smartwatches coming, and then some

With the OnePlus Health app going live for early access on the Google Play Store, developers and enthusiasts are already ripping into the code and digging around for clues. Apparently, there is a lot to discover.

Loan app case: Chennai Police arrests 2 Chinese nationals

03 Jan 2021

India
Loan app case: Chennai Police arrests 2 Chinese nationals

Four people, including two Chinese nationals, have been arrested by the Chennai Police in connection with the loan apps case.

Nokia Smart TV 75-inch launched in Europe

27 Nov 2020

Technology
Nokia Smart TV 75-inch launched in Europe

Nokia brand-licensee StreamView has launched the 75-inch model of the Nokia Smart TV in Europe. The Android-powered television will go on sale from December 1.

Sony A8H 4K OLED TV launched at Rs. 2.8 lakh

05 Nov 2020

Technology
Sony A8H 4K OLED TV launched at Rs. 2.8 lakh

Expanding its range of premium televisions in India, Sony has launched its latest A8H 4K OLED TV in a 65-inch size.

Now, your Android phone can alert about easy-to-miss household sounds

09 Oct 2020

Technology
Now, your Android phone can alert about easy-to-miss household sounds

Google is bringing a handy new feature on Android, one that will help people to take note of important but easy-to-miss sounds in their homes.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more

08 Oct 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more

Last night, Amazon expressed discontent over Future Group's deal to sell its businesses to Reliance Retail and issued the former a legal notice.

Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

06 Oct 2020

Technology
Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

Indian payments decacorn Paytm is gearing up to take on the dominance of Google.

Sony launches its costliest TV, priced at Rs. 14 lakh

05 Oct 2020

Technology
Sony launches its costliest TV, priced at Rs. 14 lakh

Sony has launched its first 8K TV in India, the Z8H at Rs. 13,99,990. (Yes, you read that right!)

Dating app uses Nusrat Jahan's photo without consent; probe initiated

21 Sep 2020

Entertainment
Dating app uses Nusrat Jahan's photo without consent; probe initiated

Actor and Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Nusrat Jahan has accused a video dating app of using her picture without permission.

#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more

20 Sep 2020

Technology
#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, including an unexpected - and still unconfirmed - case of alien life discovery.

Google removes Paytm from Play Store: Here's why

18 Sep 2020

Business
Google removes Paytm from Play Store: Here's why

Paytm, one of India's most valuable start-ups, has suffered a major setback.

Now, Google Duo is available on Android TV

11 Sep 2020

Technology
Now, Google Duo is available on Android TV

Keeping its promise, Google has started making Duo available on Android TV.

Huawei phones will start replacing Android next year: Details here

10 Sep 2020

Technology
Huawei phones will start replacing Android next year: Details here

Finally, Huawei appears to be gearing up to take on Google's Android and Apple's iOS in the mobile operating system segment.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition televisions launched in India

07 Sep 2020

Technology
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition televisions launched in India

Expanding its line-up of smart televisions in India, Xiaomi has launched its Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition series in 32-inch and 43-inch sizes.

Google removes deceptive giveaway apps from Play Store

30 Aug 2020

Technology
Google removes deceptive giveaway apps from Play Store

Despite Google's strict review and removal practices, malicious apps have been making their way to the Play Store.

OnePlus TV Y Series' OTA update brings nifty improvements

19 Aug 2020

Technology
OnePlus TV Y Series' OTA update brings nifty improvements

OnePlus has started rolling out a system update for its affordable Y Series televisions in India.

Why are Apple, Google and Epic Games fighting?

18 Aug 2020

Business
Why are Apple, Google and Epic Games fighting?

Apple, Google, and Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, are engaged in a dramatic row for the last few days.

#TechBytes: These new features are coming to your Android TV

13 Aug 2020

Technology
#TechBytes: These new features are coming to your Android TV

Smart TVs and media streaming devices are all the rage these days, thanks to Google's Android TV.

Facebook Lite is shutting down on iOS: Details here

12 Aug 2020

Technology
Facebook Lite is shutting down on iOS: Details here

In an unexpected move, social media giant Facebook is sunsetting the Lite version of its main mobile application.

Flipkart Big Saving Days sale: Top-deals on 4K Android TVs

09 Aug 2020

Technology
Flipkart Big Saving Days sale: Top-deals on 4K Android TVs

Flipkart's Big Saving Days sale is currently live with great discounts and deals available across all product categories.

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