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Free And Paid App Search Filters Are Back On The Web Version Of The Google Play Store

Free And Paid App Search Filters Are Back On The Web Version Of The Google Play Store

A lot of little things got the axe in Google's latest redesign of the Play Store website. Most don't seem to be coming back (oh how we miss you, 30-day download chart!) but one of the most useful ones for browsing has been resurrected. You can now narrow search for apps based on their free or paid status: just click the drop-down menu next to "Android Apps," which is set to "All prices" by default.

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The White Nexus 4 8GB With Bumper Case Is No Longer For Sale In The Google Play Store, No Case-less Option Available Yet

The White Nexus 4 8GB With Bumper Case Is No Longer For Sale In The Google Play Store, No Case-less Option Available Yet

We've barely had the glossy white version of the Nexus 4 for a month, and now the 8GB model with its matching bumper seems to be gone. The US Play Store was just updated with the message, "Nexus 4 with Bumper (White, 8GB) is no longer available for sale." This isn't like the usual out of stock issue - the product listing looks like it's been retired. The more expensive 16GB white version (with bumper) remains available for purchase, along with both black versions.

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Google Will Continue To Allow Developers In Argentina To Sell Paid Apps And IAP On The Play Store, For Now

Google Will Continue To Allow Developers In Argentina To Sell Paid Apps And IAP On The Play Store, For Now

Last month Google announced that they would remove Argentina from the list of regions supporting paid Android apps in the Google Play Store. The company cited "ongoing issues," likely having to do with rapidly increasing inflation and other economic problems in the country. Google had planned to remove all paid apps and IAP apps from Argentinian developers tomorrow, June 27th. Now the company has reversed its decision, and though they haven't said why, presumably it follows the outcry from the Argentinian developer community.

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Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 And HTC One With Stock Android 4.2 Now Available In The Play Store, Shipping July 9th

Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 And HTC One With Stock Android 4.2 Now Available In The Play Store, Shipping July 9th

The day is here, AOSP fans: you can go pick up a gloriously stock Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One in the Google Play Store now. The "Google Play Edition" phones went live this morning, right on time, and are now for sale next to the Nexus phones and tablets. The GS4 Google Edition can be had for $649, while the HTC One goes for slightly less at $599. Both are running the latest version of Android 4.2 shod of all skins and add-ons, with promised updates via Google itself.

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16GB White Nexus 4 Is Back In Stock In The Google Play Store

16GB White Nexus 4 Is Back In Stock In The Google Play Store

Just a quick note for those who have been pining after the more capacious of the white Nexuses: it's back. After a couple of days absence from the Google Play Store, customers in the United States can now order a white Nexus 4 for the low, low price of $349. It even includes the white bumper accessory, just so you won't forget that you've got the lily white version of the phone when you're looking at its all-black screen and bezel.

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Unique Puzzle Game Quell Memento Is $1.99 In The Amazon Appstore, Coming To Google Play June 29th

Unique Puzzle Game Quell Memento Is $1.99 In The Amazon Appstore, Coming To Google Play June 29th

It's not often that a puzzle game transcends the relatively tight boundaries of its genre to try and tell a larger story, but that's the idea behind Fallen Tree Games' Quell Memento. The only character is an old man, sitting idly in his ramshackle house, trying desperately to hang onto his life's memories. As you play through the game, the puzzles unlock his memories by thematically mirroring the objects inside the house.

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BSkyB TV And Movie Apps Return To The Google Play Store After Syrian Electronic Army Hack

BSkyB TV And Movie Apps Return To The Google Play Store After Syrian Electronic Army Hack

Last week we reported that British Sky Broadcasting Group's Google Play apps and Twitter account had been compromised by the Syrian Electronic Army, a fringe group of hackers and digital vandals in support of the current Syrian government. After the hack was discovered, Sky's apps published under the BSkyB label were removed from the Play Store. Sky reports that the app descriptions were defaced, but the apps files (APKs) themselves were never replaced.

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Google Play Games Feature Badges For Multiplayer, Achievements, And Leaderboards Rolling Out In The Play Store

Google Play Games Feature Badges For Multiplayer, Achievements, And Leaderboards Rolling Out In The Play Store

It's been barely 48 hours since Google's brand new Play Games management system went online, and already dozens of high-profile games have been updated to include its features. But how do you tell which titles use Play Games and which don't when browsing the Play Store (without, you know, actually reading the descriptions)? The big G has you covered. Badges for the various features of Google Play Games are now automatically appearing in the relevant Play Store pages.

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[I/O 2013] Google I/O Day 1 Roundup: Keynote, Music, Games, Google+, Hangouts, Play Store, And More

[I/O 2013] Google I/O Day 1 Roundup: Keynote, Music, Games, Google+, Hangouts, Play Store, And More

The first and most important day of Google I/O 2013 is drawing to a close. If you've just gotten home from a long day at work and don't have time to sift through a mountain of Android Police live coverage, fear not: there's a roundup for that. Here's a concise list of everything that's new and updated in the Googleverse.

Keynote

If you'd like to spend almost four hours watching Google show off all its new goodies, our Live Blog has the keynote embedded, plus Artem and David's reactions.

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Tablet Apps Are Now Highlighted In The Play Store (And So Are Some Non-Tablet Apps)

Tablet Apps Are Now Highlighted In The Play Store (And So Are Some Non-Tablet Apps)

Google made a big deal out of its improvements to the Play Store in the massive keynote that kicked off I/O, and at least some of them are live right now. Probably the most important for tablet owners is the ability to highlight apps specifically designed for tablets, or at least, the ones that have given some thought to layout and interface on larger screens. The updated tablet view is being rolled out right now, and on at least some devices (read:mine) it includes the option to filter out the smartphone chaff from the tablet wheat.

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