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Google announces top five downloads for the Play Store’s fifth birthday

March 8, 2017 David Steele

Google’s Play Store opened on March 6, 2012, five years ago this week. To celebrate its fifth birthday, Google has written about the Play Store detailing the top five apps, games, movies, tracks, albums, and books that users have downloaded over the last five years.

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Google reveals the Play Store’s ‘Best of 2016’

December 5, 2016 Droid Turf

The end of 2016 is nearly here and thousands of apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books made their way through the Play Store this year. Some were more well-received than others and Google has once again released a list ranking the most popular apps over the past year.

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Play Store support added to four more Chromebooks

November 21, 2016 Droid Turf

Support for Android apps has been one of most anticipated features for Chromebooks. Earlier this year, Google announced it would finally begin moving forward with the ASUS Chromebook Flip, Acer Chromebook R11 and Chromebook Pixel slated to gain access to the Play Store via the ChromeOS developer channel. Four more Chromebooks have recently gained support for the Play Store.

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Google is cracking down on apps that use fraudulent tactics to boost their popularity in the Play Store

November 1, 2016 Droid Turf

Yesterday, Google announced the deployment of enhanced content discovery systems in the Play Store to filter apps which manipulate their way into the top charts and recommended lists. According to Google, such apps typically rely on illegitimate methods including fake installs, fake reviews and incentivized ratings to boost their placement.

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