The fight between global authorities and tech companies over in app purchases took a turn for the better in favour of the consumer today. In Europe Google has decided to change the way in which it labels games and apps that include purchases after download.
The second hand smartphone market is vibrant as people sell their current Android devices to upgrade to a new model. If you have ever sold a phone, you have probably done the diligent thing and deleted everything to leave none of your data behind, you played it safe. Think again though as it seems Google's Android reset function does not deleted all of your data.
Google has quickly fixed a bug in Android Wear that meant paid apps could not be installed on the platform, the company announced today. The issue was first spotted yesterday and Google's fix is only a temporary one while the company looks for a more permanent solution
There is a little bit of a mystery going on over at the Google Play Store as a number of handsets have strangely gone missing from the inventory. Google Play Editions of several smartphones and tablets have disappeared from the online store
Android's monthly user ship details have been released for the month of June and it seems that KitKat's ascension is continuing. The Android version 4.4 and its various updates have flown under the KitKat banner, and for the most part the version of Google's platform has done what it set out to do.
Getting a refund for an app on either the iOS App Store or Google Play Store is like pulling teeth, but now in South Korea there is some relief in sight. The country's Fair Trade Commission has laid down the law on Apple and Google and is making the companies revise their refund policies to make them more consumer friendly.
We are all waiting to get our hands on Android L, but Google's juggernaut process will take some time to land. However, you can always rely on the open source CyanogenMod to take some upcoming features and implement them first
Google's source code for Android L has been posted by the company and can be found at Google's Android Git repo page.
Google laid it all out in terms of its roadmap for Android at the company's I/O conference last week. Android will become a platform that crosses form factors and niches to become the be all and end all product for Google. Android L will be the next smartphone and tablet release as Google is very much sticking with the form factor that started it all. A few more details about the camera software heading our way on Android L have emerged today.
Google is keeping stricter control over Android Wear than it does the smartphone Android software by limiting how much OEM's can change the platform. Companies building products for Android Wear will not be able to dramatically customize the user interface or the overall design of the software.