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  • FIR against Google for pornographic content on Google Play 08-02-2014 01:16 PM

    Varanasi: A FIR has been lodged against search engine giant Google under the IT Act following a complaint by a local for allegedly facilitating pornographic content on android based mobile phones, easily accessible to underage users. The FIR was registered against the Manager of Hyderabad-headquartered Google India on a complaint...
  • Google-LG Nexus 5 makes accidental appearance on Google Play at $349 18-10-2013 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: The next generation of Google's showcase Android smartphone - the much awaited Nexus 5 - has made yet another appearance. This time on Google Play itself. Some users have reported spotting the Nexus 5, instead of the Nexus 4 on the devices page on Google Play. "Capture the...
  • WIFW: FDCI launches Style Stack Android app to boost fashion business 14-10-2013 09:08 AM

    New Delhi: The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) Sunday launched a mobile application called Style Stack to bring buyers, designers and fashion curators on the same platform. Launched on the final day of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring Summer edition, the app will ensure the creations of...
  • Malware on Google Play attacks 25,000 Android devices 10-08-2013 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: Security software developer Dr Web said it has discovered malicious programmes on Google Play which send short messages to premium numbers and deplete subscriber accounts. The Russia-based firm said about 11,000 to 25,000 devices are infected by these malicious programmes. "Dr.WEB has discovered several malicious programmes on Google...
  • After thousands of downloads, Google plugs free ebooks leak 06-08-2013 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: Online or offline, free is the most loved word for all shoppers and when the word spread that as many as 40 contemporary books including works of Indian literary luminaries such as Khushwant Singh were available for free download on Google Play, thousands scurried to download their copies....
  • Google Play crosses 50 bn downloads; 1.5 mn daily Android activations 22-07-2013 05:00 PM

    Mumbai: Google had some news to share while talking about its revenue earning's last week, and the news seemed pretty big. While talking about some of the milestones achieved in the second quarter of 2013 while on a conference call, Google's CEO Larry Page revealed that more than 1.5 million...
  • Fake BBM Android app on Google Play fools over 1 lakh users 25-06-2013 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: Taking advantage of people's curiosity, a wicked developer uploaded a fake BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for Android to Google Play, thereby fooling a hatful of Android users. According to a CNET report, a fake BBM app made its way to Google Play and duped hundreds of thousands before...
  • Apple's App Store hits 50 billion downloads; Google Play at 48 billion 17-05-2013 08:05 AM

    Cupertino: Apple says its customers have downloaded more than 50 billon applications from its App Store since its launch in 2008. Apple said on Thursday that the 50 billionth download was a game called Say the Same Thing by Space Inch. The App Store had 500 apps when it first...
  • Google unveils music service; improves maps, photo, other tools 16-05-2013 08:38 AM

    San Francisco: Google used its annual conference for software developers, Google I/O, to unveil several new products, services and features. They include enhancements for online games, maps, search, music and photos and are meant to help the company cement its role in people's technological lives. Here's a look at some...
  • Barnes & Noble to add Google Play app store to its Nook HD tablet 05-05-2013 10:51 AM

    New York: Barnes & Noble is teaming up with Google to vastly increase the number of apps available on its Nook HD tablets. The bookstore chain says it will add Google's Play app store to its 7-inch Nook HD and 9-inch HD+ products in the US and UK via a...
  • Google Play revenue surges, but still far short of Apple 22-04-2013 12:38 PM

    Seoul: Google's app store revenues are growing much faster than those of Apple Inc, but Apple still dominates overall sales, market research data taken from the first three months of the year shows. The app stores collectively raked in $2.2 billion in the first three months of 2013, according to...
  • Facebook Home now available in India 17-04-2013 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: Facebook Home, announced earlier this month, is now available on the Google Play store in India - but for select users. Facebook Home currently works on the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II. Home will also work on the...
  • Google revamps Play Store; new user interface is cleaner 10-04-2013 02:42 PM

    Mumbai: After weeks of leaks, Google has begun rolling out a new design for the Play Store. The Store now sports a cleaner user interface, all the categories are now neatly grouped together, and the payment process has undergone some improvements. In a blog post showing off the swanky Card-based...
  • Android finally earns respect with developers 13-11-2012 10:47 AM

    San Francisco: The mobile video game Kingdoms at War is popular with owners of Apple's iPhone and Google's Android smartphones alike. But for the game's maker, there is a very important difference - it earns more than double the money on iPhones and iPads than it does on Android devices....
  • 25 per cent of Android apps in Google Play are suspicious 05-11-2012 02:38 PM

    New Delhi: According to a new research report, more than 100,000 Android apps available on Google Play are suspicious. Bit9 has released a report summarising an analysis of more than 4,00,000 Android apps available on Google Play. The report has been prepared after looking at the permissions, categories, publishers, ratings...