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[Update: It's back] Tesla app mysteriously vanishes from the Play Store

It's common for automakers to offer apps that pair with your car, but few of them are as integral to the driving experience as Tesla's app. That's usually a good thing, but it's a bit of a nuisance right now. Tesla's car app has vanished from the Play Store without warning. You can still get it if you know where to look, though.

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[Update: Google denies reports] Google Play Store silently extends app review to all submissions, fails to inform developers

The Play Store has often been compared to the wild west; which may be good or bad, depending on your perspective. Unlike Apple's App Store and the Amazon AppStore, developers have long been free to publish their apps without going through a lengthy curation stage, and only those that contained malware or used restricted APIs were blocked. However, it appears Google may have quietly instigated a more involved review process that impacts every app and update.

Back in April, an Android Developers blog post mentioned that Google would be taking more time to examine apps from devs that hadn't established a track record with the Play Store.

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12 temporarily free and 27 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Well, it's time for another round of app sales. Today's is mercifully smaller than Monday's, but still check it out; you might like something here.

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[Update: Now official] Google rolls out new Material Play Store interface with bottom navigation bar

Last month we reported the Play Store was about to get a design overhaul, including a new navigation bar that moved to the bottom of the screen. Although this could only be activated by fiddling with feature flags when we published our initial post, Google is now widely rolling out the new interface to users.

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Google publishes Play Store policies for personal loan apps

You might have noticed a proliferation of personal loan apps in the Play Store as of late. Sure, a lot of them have innovative ways to dress up a loan, but they still encourage people to borrow money. Google has published new rules in the Google Play developer policies aimed at preventing predatory loan apps from taking root in the store.

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Google Go goes global

Just last month, Google Go passed 100 million installs on the Play Store. Given how widespread the app is being used, you'd have assumed it was available everywhere, but that wasn't the case. Previously it was limited to certain countries and Android Go edition phones. But starting today, it's available everywhere.

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28 temporarily free and 58 on-sale apps and games to kick off the week

Another week is here, summer keeps trucking along, and I have a large list of app sales for y'all. Today's roundup is certainly a heavy hitter in terms of sheer size, though it only contains a few things of note.

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25 temporarily free and 16 on-sale apps and games to start the weekend

Woohoo, we're at the end of yet another week! To celebrate, we have a small list of app sales today. However, as usual, someone out there might find something they like here. Have a good weekend, everyone.

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26 temporarily free and 26 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Yet another week is half over, so here are some app sales to celebrate. Today's list isn't all that great, but that's how it is most of the time.

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Play Store developers can now tag apps with keywords to help discovery

Publishers want their apps to be found. People want to search for apps. The Play Store has ways of letting the two meet through various promotions, sectioning, categories, and, now, tags: developers are now able to describe their apps with up to five words or phrases.

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