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Introducing Google Play Points in the U.S.

Posted by Paul Feng, Product Manager, Google Play At Google Play, we continue to build new experiences to delight users and help developers succeed. Today, we’re excited to announce that the Google Play Points rewards program is expanding to the United States following successful launches in Japan and Korea, where […]

Pirate site ‘Manga Rock’ starts shutdown

Manga Rock shuts down, announces new Mr Comics platform Manga Rock, the hugely popular manga comic scanlation platform, recently told the J Japanese news site J-Cast that it plans to shut down its service following criticism from various copyright holders within the manga industry and media outlets. The website, which famously […]

The Google Play store’s visual refresh

Boris Valusek, Design Lead, Google Play The Google Play Store has over two billion monthly active users coming to find the right app, game, and other digital content. To improve the overall store experience, we’re excited to roll out a complete visual redesign. Aligning with Material design language, we’re introducing […]

Tor Browser 8.5 For Android Launched On Google Play Store

First stable version of the Tor browser for Android now available on Google Play Store Yesterday, the Tor Project released the stable version of Tor Browser for Android on Google’s Play Store, which is now available as a free download. For those unaware, Tor is a network technology that preserves […]

Supporting Google Play developers regarding local market withholding tax regulations

Posted by Gloria On, Program Manager, Google Play Many developers are increasingly focused on growing their businesses globally, and there were more than 94 billion apps downloaded from Google Play in the last year, reaching more than 190 countries. The regulatory environment is frequently changing in local markets, and in […]

TiKTok app removed from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store

Google and Apple remove TikTok from their App Stores following court orders China’s Bytedance Technology’s hugely popular video app, TikTok has been removed from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store in India following a local court’s decision. However, users who have already installed the TikTok app on their devices […]

Introducing a new Google Play app and game icon specification

Posted by Steve Suppe, Product Manager, Google Play As part of our focus and dedication to improving the Google Play Store experience for our users, we are introducing new design specifications for your app icons. Left to right: original icon, new icon (example), original icon in legacy mode As of […]

Android Security Improvement update: Helping developers harden their apps, one thwarted vulnerability at a time

Posted by Patrick Mutchler and Meghan Kelly, Android Security & Privacy Team Helping Android app developers build secure apps, free of known vulnerabilities, means helping the overall ecosystem thrive. This is why we launched the Application Security Improvement Program five years ago, and why we’re still so invested in its […]

Expanding target API level requirements in 2019

Posted by Edward Cunningham, Android Security & Privacy Team In a previous blog we described how API behavior changes advance the security and privacy protections of Android, and include user experience improvements that prevent apps from accidentally overusing resources like battery and memory. Since November 2018, all app updates on […]

Rootless Pixel Launcher Now Available On The Google Play Store

Get the Rootless Pixel Launcher on your phone from Google Play Store now Rootless Pixel Launcher is now officially available for download under the name ‘Rootless Launcher’ from the Google Play Store for non-Pixel devices. Previously, the stock Pixel Launcher was only available on Google’s handsets. For those unaware, Rootless […]