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The Top 5 Best Android Games To Download On Google Play

Are you looking for new Android games to download on your phone or tablet? Be sure to check out our list of top 5 best new games for Android.

Apps/Software

Google Finds Malware Showing Pornographic Ads In 60 Kids' Apps

Check Point security firm has found new malware that displays pornographic content on user’s smartphones. The malware has targeted a handful of Android apps all geared toward kids.

Google January 13, 2018

Amazon Alexa App Hits 10 Million Downloads On Google Play Store

The Amazon Echo is a huge success, and that shows by the number of sales and downloads for the device's companion app, which has hit a milestone on both the App Store and Google Play Store.

Apps/Software January 1, 2018

HQ Trivia App Opens Pre-Registration For Google Play Store

HQ Trivia is finally making its way to the Android market. The Google Play Store has started pre-registering interested parties.

Apps/Software December 27, 2017

Haven App By Edward Snowden Transforms Android Phones Into Mobile Home Security Systems

Haven is a free app that can turn any Android smartphone into a home security system. The app, which was released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, utilizes the array of sensors included in all smartphones to provide protection.

Apps/Software December 23, 2017

Google Play Store Will Now Downrank Apps Prone To Crashing And Other Performance Issues

Google has found another way to demote certain Android apps in the Play Store. Now, if an app is found to crash frequently, users will less likely see it in app listings and search rankings.

Apps/Software August 7, 2017

Xavier Android Malware Found In Over 800 Google Play Store Apps: How Is It Different From Other Malware?

A new Android malware named Xavier was detected in over 800 apps on the Google Play Store. Here's what makes Xavier different and more dangerous from other malware, and what you can do to protect yourself.

Google June 26, 2017

New Google Play Services Feature Will Allow You To Pause Updates: How Will This Benefit Android O Users?

A new feature for Google Play Services that is currently being tested will allow Android device users to pause over-the-air updates. The feature is expected to widely roll out alongside the public release of Android O.

Google May 21, 2017

Netflix No Longer Available In Google Play Store For Unlocked And Rooted Android Smartphones

The Android app of Netflix is no longer available on the Google Play Store for unlocked and rooted Android devices. The move is related to the fight of Netflix against piracy, but legitimate users may also be affected.

Google May 15, 2017

Google Play Store Launches ‘Free App Of The Week’ Section: ‘Card Wars - Adventure Time’ Is Up First

Google has added a section inside the Play Store that’ll feature a free app each week, staving off their premium price points for a limited time. This makes it more parallel to Apple’s App Store, which employs a similar concept.

Apps/Software March 27, 2017

HTC Sense Companion Virtual Assistant Now Available From Play Store, Borrowed From HTC U Ultra And U Play

HTC has released a virtual assistant called Sense Companion with its recent U Ultra and U Play smartphones, and now it's expanding the assistant's availability. The HTC Sense Companion app is now available on Google Play for other HTC devices as well.

Apps/Software March 15, 2017

Capcom’s Arcade Shooter ‘1942 Mobile’ Is Now Available To Download For iOS And Android

Capcom released the mobile game based on its popular aracade shooter in the Google Play Store on Thursday.

Apps/Software March 9, 2017

Google Play Turns Five: The Most Popular Downloads Include 'Candy Crush,' Facebook And Adele’s '25'

'Candy Crush Saga' was the most downloaded game in the Google Play Store since its launch.

Google March 7, 2017

Google Play Store March 2017: The New Apps, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles coming to Google Play in March include the movie 'Rogue One,' the game 'Power Rangers: Legacy Wars,' and music by Ed Sheeran.

Apps/Software March 7, 2017

Windows Malware Alert: Over 130 Apps On Google Play Store Attempted To Infect Users

The Google Play Store was affected by malware which led to over 130 apps installing malicious Windows files. The malware contained concealed IFrames which linked users to local HTML pages containing malicious domains.

Apps/Software March 2, 2017

Google Pixel And Pixel XL Owners Encountering Bluetooth Issues, February Security Patch To Blame?

Google Pixel and Pixel XL users are facing a bizarre Bluetooth connectivity issue. It is believed that the problem has been introduced in the smartphones by Google's February security patch.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 23, 2017

Google Could Remove Millions Of Apps From The Google Play Store Next Month

Google is asking developers to make sure they have a privacy policy in place or else their app could get removed from the Play Store next month.

Apps/Software February 10, 2017

YouTube Go Beta Released On Google Play Store: Save Videos For Offline Viewing, Share Them With Friends

Google has silently released a beta version of the YouTube Go app on the Google Play Store. The app works like the regular YouTube app, but with added features to cater to users who are often on limited internet connections.

Google February 10, 2017

Samsung Pay Mini Heading To Android Devices This Quarter

Samsung has announced the Pay Mini app in South Korea, which will be available for all Android smartphones. The service will be compatible with smartphones running Android Lollipop or above.

Apps/Software February 3, 2017

Google Play Store February 2017: The New Apps, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles available in February in the Google Play Store include the mobile game ‘Fire Emblem: Heroes,’ the movie ‘Doctor Strange,’ and the book ‘Empire’s End: Aftermath.’

Apps/Software February 1, 2017

Super Mario Run Update Adds New Easy Mode, Toad Rally Changes, And More To The Mix

Nintendo has already unleashed the 'Super Mario Run' version 1.1.0, considered to be its biggest update since its release. Changes include a new mode that features unlimited lives and the lifting of the time limit.

Video Games February 1, 2017

Android Wear 2.0 Final Developer Preview Out, Consumer Launch Expected In Early February

Google has outed the fifth and final developer preview of Android Wear 2.0. With bug fixes and further enhancements on board, Android Wear 2.0 is expected to go live in early February.

Wearable Tech January 25, 2017

BEWARE: After HummingBad, Malware 'HummingWhale' Infects Android: 2 Million Downloads On Google Play Store

A new version of the malware that attacked mobile devices last year has resurfaced. Dubbed as the 'HummingWhale' by security experts, the malware made money out of hijacked ad views made from infected phones.

Defense January 24, 2017

OnePlus 3T And OnePlus 3 Get Oxygen OS 4.0.2 Update, Fixes Google Play Store Bug

OnePlus has started the incremental rollout of OxygenOS 4.0.2 for its OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 smartphones. The company claims to have fixed the Google Play Store issue with this update.

Apps/Software January 18, 2017

Russia Demands Apple And Google To Remove Blocked LinkedIn From Local App Stores

Russia demanded Apple and Google to take down the app of Microsoft-owned LinkedIn from the country's app stores. LinkedIn's website was blocked by Russia in November of last year, as the service was said to have violated data localization laws.

Apps/Software January 7, 2017

Daydream VR Apps Not Selling As Well As Expected: Some Paid Apps Installed Only 5,000 Times At Most

A look at the installation figures of Google Daydream View VR apps at the Play Store reveals many titles are getting downloaded by 1,000 to 5,000 users. The platform was launched in October last year.

Wearable Tech January 2, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Game Pack Gives S7, S7 Edge Users In-Game Content: Free 'Hearthstone' Packs, 100 'Township' Cash, And More

Samsung is offering a treasure trove of in-game rewards and bonuses for 14 Play Store titles in what it calls as the Galaxy Game Pack. The bonuses, however, are only available for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge devices.

Apps/Software December 19, 2016

Earthquake-Detection App Recorded Nearly 400 Temblors Worldwide Using Crowdsourced Data

After the release of the MyShake app for detecting earthquakes, UC Berkeley’s worldwide network has recorded 400 earthquakes in a span of 10 months from February to December with confirmed waveforms. The app can detect the first seismic waves and send the information to Berkeley Seismological Laboratory for analysis and advance alerts to the concerned regions.

Earth/Environment December 18, 2016

Google Starts Testing Separate Play Store Sections For Apps And Games

Google is apparently experimenting with a new Play Store layout that will separate apps and games in different sections. There’s no word, however, on when this update will push out.

Apps/Software December 8, 2016

Want Fingerprint Gestures Of Google Pixel And Pixel XL? This App Will Let You Enable The Feature On Your Android Marshmallow Smartphone

If you have been hankering for the fingerprint gestures support the Google Pixel XL and Pixel handsets boast, then a new app called Fingerprint Gestures is the answer to your prayers. It will enable owners of Android Marshmallow devices to use the nifty feature on their phones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 14, 2016

New Google Play Store UI Starts Appearing In The Wild: Revamped Main Page, Larger Install Button For Apps And More

A few users are starting to see the planned changes coming to the user interface of the Google Play Store. Among the redesigned elements are the service's main page and the install button of apps.

Google November 7, 2016

ES Explorer Now Has Intrusive Pop-Up Ads: Here Are 4 Android File Manager Alternatives

ES Explorer has continued to amass widespread negativity because of its seemingly relentless and sketchy methods to force feeds ads on a user's smartphone. Here is a handy list of alternative file manager apps for Android.

Apps/Software October 31, 2016

Google Offering Some Pixel And Pixel XL Customers Free $50 Google Play Credit

Google is facing delays in shipping its new Pixel and Pixel XL to customers, as sales have exceeded expecations. Some customers are receiving emails with an apology and $50 Google Play credit.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 31, 2016

Android Users Can Now Stream Free Trials Of Games In The Google Play Store

Google began rolling out its new 'Try Now' button in the Play Store that allows Android users to play a 10-minute free trial of select games.

Apps/Software October 4, 2016

Google Play Store October 2016: The New Apps, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles being added to the Google Play Store in October include ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ ’Sausage Party,’ ‘FIFA Mobile Soccer’ and Bon Iver’s new album.

Apps/Software October 4, 2016

Malicious 'DressCode' Malware Now Spreading Across App Stores

Trend Micro announced that the Google Play Store is anything but safe. The security experts highlighted that a number of apps are carrying the DressCode malware, which is able to exploit both home and enterprise networks.

Security October 1, 2016

Chrome OS Stable Version Now Grants Beta Access To Google Play Store: Select Chromebooks Can Now Run Mobile Apps

Google has rolled out a Chrome OS update that allows users to access the Google Play Store on the stable version. With the update, users can now run Android apps on their Chromebooks, but there's a catch.

Google September 25, 2016

Google Play Books Makes It Easier To ‘Discover’ New Titles With New Feature

Google has announced the launch of a new 'Discover' feature for Google Play Books. Discover makes it easier to see personalized recommendations and find the most buzzed-about book the user should read next.

Google September 19, 2016

Google Testing Download Queue Feature For Play Store Apps And Games

The Google Play Store's new queue feature lets users list apps over mobile data, which will download once connected to a Wi-Fi network. This is Google's latest attempt to help consumers avoid huge mobile data fees.

Google September 17, 2016

Google Play Store Apps Sneakily Infected With New DressCode Android Malware

Check Point reports that more than 40 Google Play store apps are infected with a new malware called DressCode. More than 400 more apps from third-party app stores are also infected.

Security September 3, 2016

Google Play Store September 2016: The New Apps, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles being added to the Google Play Store in September include ‘Ghostbusters,’ new episodes of ‘South Park,’ Jason Aldean’s new album and the mobile game ‘Pac-Man Pop.’

Apps/Software September 1, 2016

Instagram Hits 1 Billion Downloads On Google Play Store

Instagram has been downloaded more than 1 billion times on Google Play Store. In June this year, the photo and video sharing service announced that it had more than 500 million Instagrammers across the world.

Apps/Software August 23, 2016

Google Duo Already Most Downloaded App On Google Play, Beating Even Facebook Messenger And 'Pokémon GO'

Google recently rolled out its video calling app, Duo, and the software skyrocketed in the Play Store. Google Duo managed to outrank established apps such as 'Pokémon GO' and Facebook Messenger in download numbers.

Google August 19, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Drops To 2-Star Rating On App Store, Gets Flooded With 1-Star Reviews On Google Play

Post the latest update, 'Pokémon GO' slid to a 2-star rating on the App Store and garnered innumerable 1-star reviews on the Google Play Store. Outraged gamers vent their ire because the developer has axed important features.

Video Games August 3, 2016

Google Play Store August 2016: The New Apps, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles available to download from the Google Play Store in August include the game ‘Mobius Final Fantasy,’ the soundtrack to ‘Suicide Squad’ and the movie ‘Me Before You.’

Google August 2, 2016

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