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.
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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.
Today, at a Google event in San Francisco, California, the company announced that they are adding a new channel for digital textbooks to Google Play this August. The digital textbook addition is arriving just-in-time for back-to-school. Students will be able to buy and rent digital textbooks through the web, Android devices, and Apple iOS devices.
At the Google Android and Chrome event that took place this morning, Sundar Pichai announced a few company milestones. Google’s revenue per user on Google Play increased 2.5X this past year. Google also announced that they have activated 70 million tablets and has hit 1 million apps on Google Play. Google Play users have downloaded over 50 billion apps. This is up from 20 billion last year. The Nexus 7 accounts for over 10% of Android tablets.
If you are like me, you probably spend a lot of time using your smartphone. Why not get paid to look at your phone? Locket is an Android app [Google Play link] that takes over your lock screen and shows you ads. Locket shares the revenue with you as the consumer to look at the advertisements though. This is quite an unorthodox business model.
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