Google Play May 2022 system update adds handy Nearby Share feature

Joe Hindy / Android Authority TL;DR Google Play system update for May 2022 adds a new self share option to Nearby Share. It also redesigns the Google Help app. Google has released the changelog for its May 2022 system update, and it adds a much-awaited feature to Nearby Share. Google’s system updates target the Android … Read more

Google kept over a million bad apps out of the Play Store last year

On Wednesday, Google posted a blog discussing the steps it has been taking to continue protecting Android users from interacting with bad apps and bad developers. And Google Play Protect continues to scan billions of installed apps on billions of devices every day to protect Android users from getting mixed up in malware and other … Read more

The best sideloaded apps for Android you can’t find in Google Play

The Google Play Store is, no doubt, the best place to get apps. It has a massive selection from the most popular developers and its security features are top-notch. You simply can’t get the same experience anywhere. However, that isn’t to say that Google Play has every app or game available for download. We’re sure … Read more

Over 100,000 Android users installed this password stealing app from the Play Store; delete it now!

Security researchers have stumbled upon an app that Google has removed from the Google Play Store after it was downloaded over 100,000 times. What makes this app so deadly is its ability to collect personal data from smartphone users’ Facebook accounts. French mobile security firm Pradeo (via ZDNet) says that this app uses malware called … Read more

Access Android vitals data through the new Play Developer Reporting API

Posted by Lauren Mytton, Product Manager, Google Play   Quality is foundational to your game or app’s success on Google Play, and Android vitals in Google Play Console is a great way to track how your app is performing. In fact, over 80% of the top one thousand developers check Android vitals at least once … Read more

Someone rebuilt the Lumon interface from ‘Severance’ and you can play it

Ever wanted to work alongside Lumon’s Refinement Team from “Severance?” Now you can. Twitter user @iamrob_in announced that he had recreated the refinement software interface that the Refinement Team from Lumon work on in the Apple TV+ thriller series “Severance.” The series, which stars Adam Scott and is directed by Ben Stiller, follows the story … Read more

Play Time with Jetpack Compose

Learn about Google Play Store’s strategy for adopting Jetpack Compose, how they overcame specific performance challenges, and improved developer productivity and happiness. Posted by Andrew Flynn & Jon Boekenoogen, Tech leads on Google Play In 2020, Google Play Store engineering leadership made the big decision to revamp its entire storefront tech stack. The existing code … Read more