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The first things you should do with that new Android phone

Tap in to Google's services and some of the best Play Store options for getting the most out of that new device.

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Google bans annoying user testimonials from Play Store app descriptions

The company may pull apps that don’t start yanking the tributes from their Play Store listings.

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Google's latest gifts to Android games: New APIs to thwart cheaters, save progress and more

New developer tools should improve the Play Store and Android game experiences, because Google wants you to play more, of course.

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Frozen, Candy Crush Saga, and Facebook dominate Google Play downloads in 2014

Google's wrapup of Play Store favorite apps, games, movies, and books mirrors pop culture trends for this year.

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Play Store app update adds new tab for easier account management

Version 5.1.11 switches up the navigation drawer and throws in some minor design tweaks.

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Google Play Store cyber sale offers discounted apps, movies, music, and books

Score the Frozen soundtrack for $4 or the excellent Plex streaming app at half off its original price.

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Google publishes free Android Lollipop how-to guide in Play Store

It outlines Google's new messaging app along with snippets on Android Auto and Android TV.

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Google to build Play-like hardware store for Project Ara

Hardware makers will be able sell swappable modules

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Google Play Games' new nearby multiplayer capabilities make it easier to play with pals

The new Google Play Games lets players challenge one another if they're in the same room.

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Flatter design and new animation highlight Google Play Store's Material Design makeover

Android's app storefront gets its turn for an extreme makeover.