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Premium 'Android Silver' phones may replace Google's Nexus program

Google will reportedly push stock Android with paid incentives for phone makers and unique features for users.

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Google's new, highly targeted app ads react to how you use Android apps

Google has a new advertising program that lets advertisers target you based on the apps you use, how often you use them, and the types of in-app purchases you make.

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Chromecast, Google Play highlight strong quarter for Google

But the company's bread-and-butter remains ads as it brought in $15.42 billion in revenue during the first three months of 2014, up 19 percent from the year-ago quarter.

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Scam Virus Shield app tops Google Play's paid app charts before being yanked

Google recently pulled a $4 security app from Google Play that bilked thousands of users before it was finally found out.

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Google cracks down on shady ads and app-promotion tactics in Google Play

Google makes developers responsible for keeping scammy stuff like simulated system alerts and sudden redirects out of their apps. The company also sets curbs on pornography.

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Report: Malware-infected Android apps spike in the Google Play store

Where's My Droid and Speed Night were cited as the most downloaded malicious apps.

Google Play still fights adware, malware, researchers report

Analysis finds that Google Play still battles apps bearing malware, but the estimates vary with the research.

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11 must-have apps for your new Android phone

Because killer apps like these are the gift that keeps giving all year long.

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Giving the gift of digital downloads

Whether it's a last-minute gift or something you've been planning to give for a while, online stores are a great source for digital presents during the holidays -- if you know where to look.

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Google quietly updates Gmail for Android to help you with your holiday travels

The app now lets you set up an away message or send off an attachment.

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