The Fortnite drama continues! Hot on the heels of Apple removing the game from the App Store over its bypassing of its in-app purchase methods, Google has now done the same. Fortnite is no longer available in the Google Play Store.
A new feature may be coming to Google's Advanced Protection program that will either prevent users from sideloading apps from outside the Play Store, or force users to scan them with Play Protect.
Big changes are afoot with regards to the way Google handles the bundling of its Android apps in Europe, with the Android maker set to start charging a license fee for the Play Store and other apps for the first time.
Google has today updated its own Play Store policies for developers, banning a number of different categories in the process. Some of them are of particular note because they will include cryptocurrency mining apps as well as those with disruptive ads.
Here's how to download and install or sideload Google Play Store APK latest version update on your compatible Android phone or tablet device.
Google Play is a content portal used by tens of millions on a daily basis, but while it's packed to the gills with many great, and many not-so-great apps and games, it remains a work in progress. A common gripe, especially among concerned parents, is that there's no strict age ratings system in place, and since regulations vary from country to country, the Play Store has been a bit of a free-for-all at times. Now, though, the Big G has introduced a new age-ratings system that adheres specifically to the country or location that an account is based in, and the company has also revealed that its app moderation / approval process now includes human beings.
Error messages are the bane of most of our lives, and when it comes to mobile devices, they're just as prevalent as they've been on our traditional desktop PCs for decades. But if you're on Android and don't feel like Googling specific Play Store error message numbers before trawling through countless forums for a solution, help is at hand thanks to a newly-published list of common errors and fixes.
Every year in December, the Google Play Store picks the best apps of the twelve months previous, and today, the time has come for the 2013 round-up. With the end of the year quickly approaching, we're going to be seeing a lot of these "best of" lists, and although you mightn't agree with every single one of the Play Store picks, there's still bound to be at least a few gems in there for everybody to appreciate.
Google's as-yet unannounced Nexus 5 has seen its fair share of leaks of late, with videos, photos and general ramblings filling the Internet over the last week or two. There was little doubt that the handset was indeed real already, but the latest happenings make things about as official as they're going to get. At least until Google makes the Nexus 5 officially… official.
The latest Google Play Store app APK 4.2.9 is now available for download. This version of Play Store is extracted directly from Android 4.3 ROMs.