Over 1.5 million apps are now available for download on Google Play, the online content store run by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). However, the main source of revenue on Google Play is not from apps that you pay for upfront.
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Google Play Movies has expanded to another 21 countries, which brings the service availability to 90 markets. Google Play Movies sells classic and new movies that can be accessed from Android devices.
A fake anti-virus application was uploaded to the Google Play Store called Virus Shield. The price was $3.99 for the software and the app quickly jumped in the rankings. Eventually the application was removed from the store once it was proved that the app was fraudulent.
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Google has released a new app for the Apple App Store called Google Play Movies & TV. The Google Play Movies & TV is a competitor to iTunes for selling movies and TV shows. You will be able to watch Google media content directly from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod. However, you will not be able to buy or rent content directly from the app, probably due to Apple’s restrictions with third party content stores. The app also has a Chromecast button to stream video to your TV.
Next week, Google will be announcing new features for the Google Play store. Google sent out event invitations to the media that says “Join us for a night out with Google Play / Music, movies, games and a special performance by Capital Cities.” The event will be taking place at 7PM EST in New York City.
Cloud storage company Box has updated their Android application to support several new features. The new features includes a new left-swipe navigation drawer, a revamped updates feed with document previewing, a new resizable home screen widget with scrolling, the ability to sort a folder by name/date/size, a grid (icon) view for files, real-time updates to offline files, localized file/folder sizes, and Finnish language support.