Google makes it tougher to use Google Apps on uncertified devices

Most Android devices that ship in countries that aren’t China come with the Google Play Store and other Google apps and services pre-installed. While the Android operating system is open source, these Google Apps are proprietary and Google requires phones, tablets, and other devices to meet certain requirements before they can be shipped with Google […]

Google shrinks Android app updates by 65 percent (on average)

One of the nice things about smartphone operating systems is that you can enable automatic updates, allowing your device to grab the latest version of apps and games from the App Store, Play Store, or what have you. Security updates, bug fixes, and new features are delivered when you’re not even paying attention. But those […]

Yep, the Google Play Store is coming to Chrome OS

The rumors were true. Google is bringing the Google Play Store to Chrome OS, which means it’ll be much easier to find and install Android apps on Chromebooks or other devices running Google’s Chrome operating system. We’ll probably have to wait until May 19th for Google to officially announce the feature, but a summary for […]