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Installing the Google Play store on a rooted NOOK HD, NOOK HD+

It’s been a few days since early users figured out how to root the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets. So what’s next on the to-do list? Installing the Google Play Store. B&N’s tablets ship with a highly customized version of Google Android, and they use the NOOK Shop for apps, books, and other content. […]

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Google Play Music, Movies now available on Google TV devices

Google is taking another step to bridge the divide between its Android and Google TV platforms. You can already download some Android apps on a Google TV set-top-box using the Play Store. Starting today you’ll also be able to access the Google Play music and movie stores. Just like on Android phone or tablet, you […]

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Google Play is what you get when you cross the Android Market with Google Music

Google is rebranding all of its digital media services as Google Play. No longer are the Android Market, Google Music, and Google Books separate sites. Instead, there’s a one-stop-shop for buying digital goods from Google or streaming content over the internet:¬†Google Play. You can still upload as many as 20,000 songs to Google Music… I […]

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18 places to download Android apps (that aren’t the Google Play Store)

Update: This article was originally published in 2011 at Mobiputing.com, and some of these websites and app stores are no longer around (or no longer very good). If you want to see a more recent list of recommended alternatives to the Play Store, check out our updated list of Play Store alternatives.¬† How to get […]