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Xiaomi brings MIUI Security app to the Play Store for faster updates

Xiaomi brings MIUI Security app to the Play Store for faster updates

Android has always taken flak from Apple for its OS update policies, but just because every Android device may not get system updates quickly doesn’t mean they have to miss out on features. Google allows manufacturers to update system level apps through the Play Store without having to push entire system upgrades. Xiaomi is up...

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The Pixel 3a may be discontinued, goes unavailable on Google Store

The Pixel 3a may be discontinued, goes unavailable on Google Store

The official US Google Store listing for the Pixel 3a shows the phones as “Unavailable” for purchase as of this afternoon. As late as yesterday, the phone was listed only as “Out of stock.” The change in language generally denotes when a product has reached the end of its retail life, and the 3a is...

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Samsung Rewards points now work with games in the Galaxy Store

Samsung Rewards points now work with games in the Galaxy Store

Like most companies, Samsung would just love it if you were to buy as many of its products as possible. And to help entice you to stay in the Samsung ecosystem, it offers shoppers the opportunity to earn Samsung Rewards points that can be redeemed for even more Samsung gear. Now the company is introducing...

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Google Opinion Rewards reaches 50 million installs on Play Store

Google Opinion Rewards reaches 50 million installs on Play Store

Most of our readers are probably familiar with Google’s Opinion Rewards app, which earns you Play Store credit (or actual cash, if you’re on iOS) for answering surveys. They’re usually based on things like your recent location history or Google service use, which can bother those with a strong interest in privacy. Still, it’s proven...

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The Stadia controller is 10% off at the Google Store

The Stadia controller is 10% off at the Google Store

Google’s Stadia controller is expensive. Normally $69, it’s pricier than both Microsoft and Sony’s first-party gamepads. Given you can’t use any other controllers to play Stadia on TVs yet, that could be a considerable barrier to entry for prospective players. If you’ve wanted in but have thus far been deterred by the controller’s price, today...

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How to activate dark mode in the Google Play Store app

How to activate dark mode in the Google Play Store app

Despite arriving system-wide on Android 10 back in September 2019, dark mode has been slow to find its way to Google’s family of first-party apps. Even the Play Store, one of Google’s most essential Android applications, only started its dark theme rollout in March, six whole months after Android 10 dropped. Now that everyone should...

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Humble Bundle brings sci-fi roguelite Crying Suns to the Play Store

Humble Bundle brings sci-fi roguelite Crying Suns to the Play Store

Crying Suns is an indie sci-fi roguelite often compared to FTL: Faster Than Light, but that’s only half the picture since the game also offers a deep story-rich experience. Well, it would appear that Humble Bundle has just brought the game to Android, and you can pick it up today for $8.99. Clearly, Humble Bundle...

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