Tag: Google Play Store

Tinder strikes major blow against Google by removing Google Play payments

In what could be a significant blow to Google’s expansion plans for the Play Store, Tinder today removed Google Play Store integration within its Android app (via Bloomberg). Going forward, Tinder users who want to subscribe to premium services will enter their credit card information directly into the app. Previously, your recurring subscription payments for […]

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Google didn’t catch awful BeiTaAd adware (Update: Dev banned from Play Store)

Update, July 17, 2019 (10:46 AM ET): The China-based developer CooTek has been banned from the Google Play Store, as reported by 9to5Google. CooTek developed over 200 Android applications, all of which at one point contained a dangerous piece of adware called BeiTaAd, which is described in the original article below. Although there’s no solid proof, […]

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Huawei has immediately lost access to Android and Google

Google has suspended business operations with Huawei effectively immediately, a forced move that will have a dramatic impact on Huawei devices across the globe. According to Reuters, citing a source close to the matter, Google was forced into suspending business with Huawei that “requires the transfer of hardware and software products.” “Huawei Technologies Co Ltd […]

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Google’s new Pending Transactions feature lets you pay for stuff on the Play Store with cash

Yesterday during Google I/O 2019, Google announced a new Play Store feature that’s part of the new version of Google Play Billing Library. Called Pending Transactions, TechCrunch reported that the feature offers people different ways to pay for content on the Play Store. Those in emerging markets tend to stick to free-to-play and ad-supported games […]

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