Just like its counterpart, Android users always have their eye out for new stuff on Google Play. If you asked me, on a personal level, I would actually say that their old name which is ‘Market’ was far more accurate and suitable because the apps available on Google Play are not all games. Some are really professional and useful stuff that people can use to organize their life and work. For those of you who are not into Android, we are here to tell you that you don’t need to know the A to Z about Play in order to enjoy downloading and using all of the apps there is to download there.
One point to note is this – read the reviews and comments left before downloading. Users who have downloaded the app are often very expressive and open about what they thought of an app. So, if you don’t want to end up downloading something offensive or useless from Google Play, read the reviews before downloading the app. This is, by far, the biggest difference between Apple Store and Google Play – no one monitors the apps that are made available there.
There’s been news and rumors (alike) about how Google is going to expand Play and I happen to think that there is more to what we have been hearing so far.
Once you go to Google Play store on your phone, you will see lots of apps that are all categorized. Pick one and explore. If you have no inkling as to which app is good, always trust the Editor’s Choice. Once you have selected the app of your choice, you can pay for the app (if it isn’t free) with your Google wallet. This wallet is completely different from the Android app payment. It is safe to say that paying with Google Wallet is slightly safer than Android payment app. Correct me if I am wrong.
In fact, some phones and devices or banks might even have a supporting app that lets you pay in an even safer and more convenient way. Check the service from your bank or online banking service provider. Those who prefer to keep their personal information from prying eyes might prefer to pay privately through direct billing.
Many apps are free of charge but they come with ads. Somebody’s got to pay for something. Most of those that you have to pay for are free of ads. Just like Apple Store, downloading and installing the apps are seamless (it SHOULD be or there is something wrong with your mobile device) and effortless. It works in a tap here and a tap there.
And according to news from the grapevine, you can soon get mobile devices from Google Play itself. At the moment, according to reliable sources, the shelves are pretty empty because there is only one mobile device you can buy there and a handful of selected accessories but I suspect that things can take a 360 degree turn for the better in the very near future.
We, Android fans, are just going to have to sit it out, wait and see how everything pans out.
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