Google has released its Play software and media service to the Google TV platform. The update will allow Google TV users to access the Play app store as well as download and view content from the Play television and movie services.
Google introduced Google Play to the world yesterday. The new cloud-based “digital entertainment destination” for apps, music, movies, and books combines three Google entities into Google Play: Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore.
Android users have been warned that applications could be sending back photos stored on their phone to remote servers without their permission in yet another major security worry for the popular operating system. Google is considering a fix.
Analyst firm Canalys' App Integrator study found that the top 100 paid applications on the Android service carry an average cost of $3.74, compared to an average cost of $1.47 for the most popular paid iOS apps, likely due to a smaller audience.
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Google's Android platform suffered more bad publicity Monday when the firm was forced to pull a series of malicious apps masquerading as legitimate titles such as "Angry Birds", after they were discovered on the official Android Market apps store.
Google's Android Market has delivered its 10 billionth application download and is offering 10 days of special promotions during which selected apps will be offered for a dime. The milestone comes five months after the 6 billionth download.
Google's "These Go to 11" press conference marked the official launch of the Google Music program for U.S. users, opened the door to Google's long-awaited MP3 store, and unveiled several new music features for both consumers and artists.
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