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The Play Store Now Allows for 7-inch and 10-inch Tablet Screenshots; Will Vary by Device


Tuesday 16th of April 2013 / androidheadlines.com
With the release of the new, redesigned Play Store, there seems to be some more changes coming to Google’s online store for apps, games, movies, books and more. For a long time now, apps that supported both smartphones and tablets – good on you, developers that do! – had to display a screenshot for each one of these layouts and screenshots from 10-inch tablets didn’t exactly help sell their apps very well. From now on though, developers will now have the ability to upload screenshots of their apps for phones, 7-inch and 10-inch tablet layouts.From the Android Developers blog:You’re now able to upload screenshots of your app running on 7” and 10” tablets to the Google Play Developer Console, and those screenshots are shown preferentially in Google Play to users on those devices.Certainly, this is not the most exciting news that we could bring you but, when you think about it this is going to make those long sessions trawling the Play Store on your Nexus 7 a lot easier. Being able to see just what the app is going to look like before installing it on your
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Unfortunately the play store has stopped


Monday 14th of January 2013 / androidforums.com
Hi there, I am new to the forums so I apologise if this is in the wrong place. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 running on Jellybean (4.1.2) and it is Rooted. The software I used to root the phone was Odin3-v1.8 and CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4. Since last night, evry time I go to enter the Google Play Store I get the message "Unfortunately the Play Store has Stopped". Sometimes this happens as soon as the store is opened, sometimes it will let me get all the way to accepting to download A app, then it happens. Here is what I have tried to no luck so far. 1. Cleared the cache, Data and uninstall updates for the store then restarted the phone2. Uninstalled the play store app and then downloaded the .apk and reinstalled it.3. Started my phone in recovery mode and cleared the cache that way.4. Set date and time manually5.Tried using the Play store website to download a app to open the play store that way.6. Restored the app through titanium Backup.7. Un-synched my Google account, restarted the store, and logged in again. Im sure there are a few other things that I cant remember right no
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Yes, the Google Play Store has a Customer Support Line – Droid Life


Wednesday 18th of April 2012 / droid-life.com
Our buddy Jigga_Z was doing some digging through the Google Play Store early this morning and came across a means of contacting a 24/7 help line for anyone having issues with the service. From Android applications, to Play Movies and Books purchases or basically any issue you are having in the Play Store can be solved over the phone with the help of Google technicians. Getting help is pretty easy – simply fill out their form with your name, telephone number, and a brief description of the issue and they call you in a quick manner. Pretty awesome, right?We don’t know if this service is actually new with the Play Store, as services like Google Wallet have had this exact same customer help form for months now. Kellen took it for a spin when he was switching Wallet balances over from one phone to another before the app was capable of doing it automatically and found it to be useful. Has anyone seen this service before and used it? Now that you know it exists, do you plan on using it?Update:  Yeah, this has been around for a while according to a handful of commenters. Sound
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The Play Store Has A 24/7 Support Line You Can Call, And It's Actually Kind Of Good


Thursday 18th of April 2013 / androidpolice.com
Our People Will Call Your PeopleThis Call May Be Monitored For Quality Assurance PurposesOut With The Old, In With The Slightly Less OldA Vast ImprovementCalling a support line sucks. You're already in a bad situation, or why would you be calling in the first place? As Google demonstrated with its support of the Nexus One, though, the only thing worse than calling a support line is not having one at all. Thankfully, Google now has a phone-based support system that lets users talk to a real person 24/7 about problems with the Play Store. Like most things Google, it's actually a pretty interesting take on the old tech.Our People Will Call Your PeopleFor starters, using Google's phone system is different in that you don't actually get a number to call. You get a form. Now hang on. Let me finish. In this form, you enter your name, phone number, the product you're calling about and a description of your problem. They say this saves you the trouble of answering a bunch of questions about your identity once you're on the call, but the rep still re-asks these questions. I was told they just
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Google+ Profiles Got A Huge Holo-Esque Update Today And It's Actually Kind Of Amazing


Wednesday 06th of March 2013 / androidpolice.com
Tomorrow, Facebook is expected to announce some major changes to its News Feed. This has been a long time in coming and many people agree that, compared to the growing competition amongst modern social networks, the News Feed is one of the oldest, stalest, and ugliest presentations of information around. Okay, maybe it's not that bad, but it could use a refresher, so we're all eagerly awaiting the chang-Oh hey look new Google+ features!Without warning, Google launched a massive change to profiles today that beautifies the heck out of personal and business pages alike. The most noticeable change is users now have a gargantuan cover photo. Huge. Monstrous. Colossal. Humongous. Enormous. I'm running out of adjectives to describe this. The slot is so big that when you go to a profile, the page will automatically scroll down a bit to see content. Otherwise you would see nothing but one big photo.This is likely to be a rough transition for some as, well, it's immense. Still, Google+ has been trying (rather successfully, I might add), to position itself as photographer-friendly. While you'
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The Play Store Has A 24/7 Support Line You Can Call, And It’s Actually Kind Of Good


Wednesday 18th of April 2012 / androidheadlines.com
Calling a support line sucks. You’re already in a bad situation, or why would you be calling in the first place? As Google demonstrated with its support of the Nexus One, though, the only thing worse than calling a support line is not having one at all. Thankfully, Google now has a phone-based support system that lets users talk to a real person 24/7 about problems with the Play Store. Like most things Google, it’s actually a pretty interesting take on the old tech.Our People Will Call Your PeopleFor starters, using Google’s phone system is different in that you don’t actually …Continue Reading HereThe Play Store Has A 24/7 Support Line You Can Call, And It’s Actually Kind Of GoodEric Ravenscraft – rss.feedsportal
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Yes, the Google Play Store has a Customer Support Line


Wednesday 18th of April 2012 / androidheadlines.com
Our buddy Jigga_Z was doing some digging through the Google Play Store early this morning and came across a means of contacting a 24/7 help line for anyone having issues with the service. From Android applications, to Play Movies and Books purchases or basically any issue you are having in the Play Store can be solved over the phone with the help of Google technicians. Getting help is pretty easy – simply fill out their form with your name, telephone number, and a brief description of the issue and they call you in a quick manner. Pretty awesome, right?We don’t know if this service is actually new with the Play Store, as services like Google Wallet have had this exact sa…Continue Reading HereYes, the Google Play Store has a Customer Support Line – droid-life.com
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Zero Motorcycles Releases A Companion App For Its All-Electric Bikes, And It's Actually Pretty Neat


Wednesday 20th of February 2013 / androidpolice.com
Question: what do you do when you're a motorcycle company doing something completely different by releasing all-electric bikes with built-in Bluetooth? If you guessed publish an Android app that lets you control the motorcycle, view its stats, and a lot more, then you're probably part of the Zero Motorcycles team. Because that's exactly what they did. If you haven't heard of Zero before, don't feel bad, because neither had I. Turns out it's a pretty innovative company releasing some sleek all-electric motorcycles. Each bike comes with a bunch of neat all-electric stuff, but most importantly to the mobile geek, it has built-in Bluetooth and a companion app that lets you do all sorts of awesome junk to (and with) your bike.With the Zero Android App, you can:- Change your motorcycle's performance by adjusting 'ECO mode' to set top speed, acceleration and regenerative braking levels.- View live data from your motorcycle in a configurable dashboard-like riding screen (options include torque, battery current, motor temperature and estimated range).- View detailed battery and performance d
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Google Play Store Now Offering 24/7 Phone Technical Support


Tuesday 17th of April 2012 / androidheadlines.com
Ask anyone how they feel about Google and their services, and they’ll likely tell you their single biggest issue with the internet search giant is that you can never expect any kind of technical support. None. Well, Google may be trying to change that image by now offering 24×7 phone support in the Google Play Store. What’s interesting is you still can’t call Google — they call you. Simply fill out the form on their website, and if your problem is a big enough deal, you can hope someone at Mountain View will eventually give you a call to help trouble shoot your issue.What’s interesting at first glance, you would think this new …Continue Reading HereGoogle Play Store Now Offering 24/7 Phone Technical SupportChris Chavez – phandroid.com
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The Galaxy S5 has a great Photosphere mode, but you have to download it first


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Samsung's Surround Shot add-on lets you take Photosphere imagesMany Android phone makers have developed their own take on Google's Photosphere — the feature on Nexus phones which lets you take 360-degree panoramic images. LG has its VR Panorama, HTC has Panorama 360 on the One M8, and Samsung launched Surround Shot on the Galaxy Note 3 last year. On the Galaxy S5, however, it's not included out of the box — it's a downloadable plug-in you need to snag from Samsung apps.Read on for more info.After installing Surround Shot from Samsung's app store, you'll find it alongside all the other shooting modes in the GS5's camera app. Surround Shot works a lot like the it does on the Note 3. You'll take a bunch of captures to fill up a 360-degree view of the world, and have the option to stop at any time, or undo your last capture. And as before, you've got a little 3D globe down below showing you what you've captured so far, making it easy to tell where to rotate to next.Surround Shot images can be shared to Google+ just like Photospheres.Individual captures seem much faster now, and not
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