The Google Play Store could suffer a major facelift in the coming months. It is in any case what think the website Droid-Life by revealing screenshots of the next version of the Play Store, version 4.0.
Here, no change name as was the case with Android Market, but large changes in the interface design. It wants to be more clear, enhancing the color code to classify applications. Full of small new touches to discover in the video made by Droid-Life.
It could also host a new service from Google: Google Play News. This service could inaugurate a newspaper subscription on smartphones and tablets on the Android system. So, no need to go buy your newspaper from booth every morning.
This new version of Play Store could be unveiled at Google I/O on May 15th.
Carbon, the long-awaited third-party Twitter app for Android, but it’s finally here. After being teased for almost a year, App developer Dots & Lines has been working on getting Carbon out for a while now; it originally estimated that the app would be out for Android as a free download last July, but that didn’t happen, but now have finally released the Twitter client on the Play Store. The company was held back last year when it discovered that it couldn’t submit Carbon as a paid app to Google Play from the United Arab Emirates, but it’s still taken much longer than expected to release after the original delay. After being teased for almost a year, the developers of Carbon have finally released the Twitter client on the Play Store.
The app was shown off on Twitter last year and then an early alpha was released for a few users. After that the app was delayed indefinitely because the developers could not release it as a paid app on Play Store as it wasn’t supported in their region. After that it was announced that the app would be released as a free app but even that got postponed indefinitely.
So now, several months after all that happened and people almost forgot about the app, the developers released it on the Play Store. It’s free, just as they promised, and does not contain any kind of advertisements or revenue model within the app.
Here’s some of the features in this v1.1.3 :
–Tilt Timeline to Refresh
–Power Scroll: Scroll/Swipe up or down using Two fingers to jump to top or bottom of Timelines
–Tap+Hold on Tweets to make everything clickable right on the Timeline
–QuickTimeline, home screen quick Timeline for Lists, Searches, Trends, etc…
–Rich Timelines with full inline images and videos
–Rich and HD style for User Profiles
–Rich and fun Conversation View
–Threaded Direct Messages
–Background updates with quick actions for Jelly Bean, per account
–Filters for Hashtags, Users, and Keywords
You can download Carbon for Twitter, by clicking on the link below.
Temple Run is undoubtedly one of the most popular games available in the Play Store. Imangi Studios in a joint venture with Fuzzycube Software had released the sequel of the game for iOS, just the other day.
After the overwhelming response the game received in the App Store, Temple Run 2 is heading towards a grand release on Android. The much anticipated game is expected to hit the Google Play Store as early as January 24 according to the folks at Android Community, who claim to have confirmed with the game developers.
Temple Run 2 is built on the same concept as the original version, but has new locations and improved game graphics along with few new additions to its characters club. Let’s all hope that the new version of the game will be as addictive as its original version.
Users on Google+ have been able to +1 apps in the Google Play Store for a while now, and also the option has been there to share an app to your Circles on Google+, but now the functionality has taken another bump and will allow Android users to install apps directly from their Google+ Stream.
Similar functionality has been available in Google+ when sharing music; users could listen to or buy music shared from the Play Store. Now, when you share an app on Google+ there will be an “Install” or “Buy” button which will take users directly to the Play Store. This will work on a desktop or on an Android mobile device.
One odd quirk with the functionality is that the new buttons will only be displayed if you share the app link on Google+. If you +1 the app in the Play Store and share it that way, the install option won’t be there. It seems likely that will change in the future, but it’s an odd omission right now.
Via : Phonearen
Android has reached again another impressive milestone, as the Google Play Store just passed 25 billion downloaded apps. And to allow you “Or to thank you” to join in on the celebrations, Google is offering some very tempting app promotions for the next five days.
Goolge gives you green light every day for the next five days, and will sell high quality apps from top developers such as Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio, runtastic, Full Fat and more for just 0.25 $ .
Meanwhile, the discount celebration aren’t limited to just apps, as Google will also put up collections of 25 must-have movies, books, magazines and 25 albums at a special price. Google updates its Play Store with the list of discounted items. You can take a look at it from the Google Play Store promo page after the break down below. but before let’s see what Google think of the 25 billion downloads.
Source : Official Android Blog ; Google Play Store
Adobe has released a new update of their Photoshop Touch app for iOS and Android and carrying the number v1.3 . And it comes with a handful of improvements. First of all, v1.3 brings with it Retina display support for the new iPad, making it a lot more usable than before.
The other big important feature available on both iOS as well as the Android version is that Photoshop Touch now supports up to 12MP images, which is great for quickly editing those high resolution images from you camera while you are outdoors and away from your computer.
Further more features include :
• Two new languages : Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.
• Two new Effects : Shred and Colorize
• Smoother animation and scrolling in the organizer, tutorial browser, and file picker
• New gesture to toggle 100% view and fit screen (three-finger tap)
• New pixel nudging mode for precise movements
• Support for Apple Photo Stream (on iOS)
• Various bug fixes
And you can purchase the app for $9.99. and its available on the App Store and the Play Store.
Source : Google Play & App Store
The Nexus 7 Google’s first tablet, is just about to hit the US markets. The slate is available on the Office Depot website and the seller promises to bring it to your doorstep in 3-5 business days.
There’s a small chance that this might be an error or a simple publicity stunt by the retailer, as other stores still list the Google Nexus 7 as unavailable and Google’s own page says shipping soon. Still four days from now would be July 16, which aligns nicely with the mid-July release promised at the Galaxy Nexus 7 announcement event.
The 16GB Nexus 7 version is to costs 250$ and as you probably know, it comes with 25$ of credit to spend it at the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, it’s up to two slates per customer.