Entries in 'google' (35)

F2P games can no longer be listed as 'free' in Google Play Store

F2P games can no longer be listed as 'free' in Google Play Store

Google has altered the way in which it displays free-to-play game listings on the Google Play store following pressure from the European Commission.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2014 at 11:40AM in News
Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Global Google Play downloads exceeded iOS App Store downloads by around 60 per cent last quarter, according to a new report.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Games make up 85 per cent of top grossing apps on iOS and Android

Games make up 85 per cent of top grossing apps on iOS and Android

Nearly 85 per cent of the top 50 grossing apps on Apple's app store and Android's Google Play shop, a new study claims.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 9th 2014 at 10:32PM in News
VR support coming to Google Chrome

VR support coming to Google Chrome

Google has confirmed plans to add native virtual reality support to its Chrome web browser.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 3:19PM in News

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Nvidia's Tegra K1 claims to better 360 and PS3 visuals on tablets

Nvidia's Tegra K1 claims to better 360 and PS3 visuals on tablets

It's a claim we've heard before, but the video below suggests that Nvidia has every right to boast.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2014 at 4:26PM in News
Google reveals VR headset made out of a smartphone and cardboard

Google reveals VR headset made out of a smartphone and cardboard

Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus have a new virtual reality playmate – Google Cardboard.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2014 at 10:53AM in News
Google and Razer join the Android microconsole party

Google and Razer join the Android microconsole party

Android microconsoles have been such a runaway success that you can see why so many companies are keen to enter the fray. Oh wait...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2014 at 8:57AM in News
Titanfall companion app available on iOS and Android

Titanfall companion app available on iOS and Android

EA has released a companion app for multiplayer shooter Titanfall on both iOS and Android.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2014 at 2:57PM in News

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Games trading app Jiggster launches on Android

Games trading app Jiggster launches on Android

An app designed to allow folk to swap their physical games has gone live on the Google Play Marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2014 at 1:13PM in News
Google readies Android TV for launch - report

Google readies Android TV for launch - report

Not a week after Amazon unveiled its Fire TV set-top box, it looks as though Google is set to launch its own device.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 7th 2014 at 7:30PM in News
Apps twice as likely to crash on iOS versus Android - report

Apps twice as likely to crash on iOS versus Android - report

Apple’s reputation as offering the most stable operating system around may not be accurate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 11:50AM in News
Chromecast arrives in the UK

Chromecast arrives in the UK

UK shoppers can from today officially get their hands on the Google Chromecast.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2014 at 9:55AM in News

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Google Play update allows cross-platform multiplayer with iOS

Google Play update allows cross-platform multiplayer with iOS

Owners of Android and iOS devices are now able to compete against one another online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2014 at 3:07PM in News
Hit puzzler Threes arrives on Android

Hit puzzler Threes arrives on Android

Having become one of the most discussed games this month on iOS, Threes has now arrived on Android.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2014 at 3:10PM in News
Google acquires Green Throttle Games staff and assets

Google acquires Green Throttle Games staff and assets

Google has hired on former staff members and purchased assets from the now defunct Green Throttle Games development studio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 12th 2014 at 11:38PM in News
Microsoft planning Xbox Live integration for iOS, Android games - report

Microsoft planning Xbox Live integration for iOS, Android games - report

Microsoft is reportedly looking to expand cross-platform functionality for its Xbox Live service onto iOS and Android platforms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 4th 2014 at 8:57PM in News

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Apple and Google rejecting Flappy Bird clones from app stores

Apple and Google rejecting Flappy Bird clones from app stores

New game submissions containing the word ‘Flappy’ are reportedly being rejected by both Apple and Google.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2014 at 11:31AM in News
App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

A new report says that games spending on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store overtook portable gaming last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 1:29PM in News
Nexus phone and tablet line could be scrapped by Google

Nexus phone and tablet line could be scrapped by Google

Google is rumoured to be readying the axe for its Nexus hardware line.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2014 at 4:07PM in News
Plastic Surgery kids' game removed from App Store

Plastic Surgery kids' game removed from App Store

A game that saw players practicing plastic surgery on overweight patients has been removed from both the Apple and Google app stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2014 at 10:49AM in News
Google's most searched tech gadget in 2013 is PS4

Google's most searched tech gadget in 2013 is PS4

PlayStation 4 was Google’s most-searched for gadget in the US this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 22nd 2013 at 11:30PM in News
Publishers ready to engage YouTube in copyright battle

Publishers ready to engage YouTube in copyright battle

Video creators who have suddenly been hit with copyright claims on their YouTube videos are being offered a helping hand by publishers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2013 at 12:36PM in News
EA CEO: Console living room dominance will likely end

EA CEO: Console living room dominance will likely end

The living room dominance Microsoft and Sony experience with consoles will soon be challenged, EA CEO Andrew Wilson reckons.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 4th 2013 at 2:07AM in News
Glu CEO reckons Google Glass will 'revolutionise' games

Glu CEO reckons Google Glass will 'revolutionise' games

Wearable technology such as Google Glass could have a revolutionary impact on games, claims the CEO of Glu Mobile.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Nov 29th 2013 at 12:57PM in News
Doctor Who takes over Google with 50th Anniversary game

Doctor Who takes over Google with 50th Anniversary game

It's a moment fans have been waiting for for years, it's dominated the media, the radio, the TV, press and the High Street all week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 22nd 2013 at 9:53AM in News