Google App Updates

Audiobooks are coming to Google’s Play Store

January 23, 2018 Droid Turf

Recently, a banner promoting the arrival of audiobooks appeared on Google’s Play Store. 9to5Google caught a screenshot of it and believes Google was teasing audiobooks for its Play Store. The banner was displayed in front of users on both the Play Store app as well as the Play Store on web. An empty audiobooks section remains up under ‘Google Play Books,’ but the banner is no longer present.

Apps & Games

More apps and games join ‘Android Excellence’ on Google’s Play Store

January 15, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Android Excellence is a rather new category of apps and games on Google’s Play Store. In the section, you’ll find apps and games that comply with Google’s design rules of which also perform well, and are optimized properly, making them Google’s personal recommendation. Some are really popular, and others not as much. We’ve been notified that the category has gained some new entrants as of last week, so here they are.


January Giveaway: Win (1 of 2) $10 Google Play Store Gift Cards from Droid Turf!

December 31, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Droid Turf is back with another tech giveaway to start off the 2018 year right! This month for the first time we’ll be selecting not one, but two winners, each of whom will receive a $10 gift card valid over at Google’s Play Store! The giveaway will run for approximately one month before closing on January 27.

Apps & Games

Deal: ’12 Days of Play’ holiday sale now live on Google’s Play Store

December 23, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google has begun a last-minute holiday sale on its Play Store similar to the one it ran over Black Friday weekend. ’12 Days of Play,’ like its name implies, will run over the next twelve days and consist of a variety of hot offers on some of the latest apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books.

Apps & Games

Google’s ‘Files Go’ storage manager app is now in beta on the Play Store

November 9, 2017 Doug Demagistris

A few days ago, a file manager app titled ‘Files Go,’ made by Google surfaced. The app was discovered by its leaked APK file, but is now available in beta on Google’s Play Store. So in essence, the file is a little safer to install, but not yet free of all bugs.

Apps & Games

HTC ‘Edge Sense’ app appears on Google’s Play Store, functionality revealed

May 15, 2017 Doug Demagistris

HTC will announce a new smartphone tomorrow, the long anticipated HTC U 11, which was previously code-named ‘Ocean‘. The device will be officially uncovered at an event in Taiwan, and is expected to succeed last year’s HTC 10 flagship and coexist alongside HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play.

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