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Steve Angello gives away Size Records, entire catalog due March 27th

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep More would be in store for Steve Angello‘s Decade concept than the Miami Music Week showcasing. Also in celebration of Size aging ten years, Angello has teamed up with Google to give away the label’s catalogue of over 170 tracks for free to its US fans. The offering is the first outside-the-box appeal [...]

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EA launches Dungeon Keeper for Android globally

Dungeon Keeper

Rebooted PC classic now available worldwide on Google Play

EA has announced that Dungeon Keeper for Android (and iOS) is now available globally, following a limited rollout in some regions towards the end of 2013. The game is thematically similar to classic titles on which it’s based, but the mobile version of ‘Keeper is more about tower defense and strategy building than the PC originals. Nevertheless, you’re still building your own subterranean lair and recruiting creatures do battle against the forces of good, which is the essence of Dungeon Keeper.

The game is free to download, but uses in-app purchases, so you’ll likely have to part with some cash if you intend on playing it for any length of time. Check the download links below to pick up Dungeon Keeper in North America or the rest of the world.

Source: Business Wire


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Nexus cases are 25% off from Google Play for a limited time

Nexus 7 Sleeve

Grab some protection for your tablet or phone at a discount

Google Play is running a promotion to offer 25 percent off select Nexus 5 and 7 accessories for a limited time. While you won’t see the full range of accessories like chargers and headphones, you can get your hands on the three latest Nexus 7 cases — Sleeve, Folio and Case — as well as the Nexus 5 Bumper Case and QuickCover case for a reduced price.

The promotion is automatically applied and is reflected in the price shown on the product pages. You can grab the promotion from the link below, and if you need help making up your mind on any of these accessories, be sure to check out our reviews:

25% Off the Right Accessories for Your Device on Google Play


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Google Play edition devices

Google Play edition

‘Pure Google’ versions of leading devices from Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony and Motorola, sold unlocked from the Play Store

From mid-2013 Google has started offering a range of phones and tablets running “stock” Android through the Google Play Store in the U.S.  In contrast to the company’s Nexus devices, Google Play editions take an existing phone or tablet from one of the major manufacturers and give it “Google experience” software — the latest version of Android without any overt manufacturer customizations, and the promise of speedy updates in the future.

There are currently five Google Play edition devices on sale through the Google Play Store …

Samsung Galaxy S4

GPe Galaxy S4

The first GPe phone to emerge, announced at the Google I/O developer conference in May 2013 and released around a month later for $650. Samsung’s stock Android device features the same hardware as the regular (Snapdragon 600-powered) Galaxy S4, with T-Mobile and AT&T LTE support. There’s a 5-inch 1080p SuperAMOLED display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and 16 gigabytes of storage, backed up by microSD expandability. There’s also a removable 2,600mAh battery, making the GS4 the only Google Play phone with a replaceable battery.

Check out our review for the lowdown on the GPe GS4. Buy now in Google Play.



The Google Play edition HTC One was announced shortly after Google I/O 2013 and released alongside the Galaxy S4 in late June, priced $599. This aluminum-clad beast comes with 32GB of internal memory but no removable storage and a fixed 2,300mAh battery, and support for AT&T and T-Mobile LTE, but not AWS HSPA+, potentially limiting its T-Mobile coverage. Hardware-wise, it’s identical to the developer edition HTC One sold by HTC, only with Google’s software in place of HTC Sense.

Read our review of the GPe HTC One for more details. Buy now in Google Play.

LG G Pad 8.3

GPe LG G Pad 8.3

The Wifi-only LG G Pad 8.3 was announced and made available to buy in December 2013 along with the Sony Z Ultra. The first GPe tablet to go on sale, the G Pad sports a metal back and Snapdragon 600 processor, along with an 8.3-inch 1920×1200-resolution display. Its $350 price tag puts it above the Nexus 7 — but that extra money gets you more screen real estate, more premium materials and a slightly faster CPU.

Read more in our Google Play edition LG G Pad 8.3 review. You can buy it now in Google Play.

Sony Z Ultra

GPe Sony Z Ultra

Possibly the weirdest Google Play edition device of the lot, the Sony Z Ultra (don’t call it an Xperia) is based on Sony’s similarly-named 6.4-inch phone-tablet hybrid. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, but too large to use one-handed. But it does boast the most impressive specs of the GPe range at present, with a Snapdragon 800 CPU and 2GB of RAM. It’s a niche product for sure, but for those craving Sony’s hardware design with Google’s software, that device is finally a reality.

Check out our full review of the Sony Z Ultra for more details. You can buy one now from Google Play.

Moto G

GPe Moto G

A slightly baffling addition to the GPe family, the Moto G was launched with vanilla Android in January 2014 at the same $179 price point as the Motorola version. Since Motorola’s own software doesn’t differ much from the stock OS, you’re not gaining much, if anything by picking up the GPe version, aside from slightly faster software updates. Nevertheless, if you want a Nexus-style phone on the cheap, that’s now a possible thanks to the Google Play edition Moto G.

Read more in our hands-on feature with the GPe Moto G and our full review of the Motorola version. The Moto G Google Play edition is available from the Google Play Store.

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Nexus Wireless Charger now available in 4 new countries

Nexus Wireless Charger

Get your fancy magnetized charger in more places globally

Google’s second-generation wireless charger is now available in a handful of new countries. As announced by the Google Play Twitter account, folks in Australia, India, Japan and Korea can get their hands on the Qi-compatible charger that also packs magnets to keep your Nexus 5 stable during the charging process.

Pricing and shipping costs will of course vary across countries (it’s $49.99 in the U.S.), but we’re never going to turn down expanded availability of accessories from Google Play. Hit the Play Store link above if you’re in one of the above countries and want to get your hands on the first-party charger.

Source: @GooglePlay

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Nexus 7 Sleeve now available in red on Google Play

Nexus 7 Sleeve in red

Same case, louder color option

Google Play is again expanding its Nexus accessory ranks with a new color of the Nexus 7 Sleeve. Now sitting alongside the black, grey and yellow options is a new bright red version adorned with the same subtle “Nexus” branding and black accent stitching. The sleeve offers a good bit of protection for either generation of the Nexus 7 as well.

We’re starting to see a trend for all of Google’s new accessories hitting these bright and bold colors, and while not everyone will gravitate towards them (black is still an option, of course) it is certainly a good way to add a little personality to your device while protecting it.

The Nexus 7 Sleeve will still set you back a cool $29.99 plus shipping, and is currently in-stock and ready to ship.


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Moto G Google Play edition now on sale for $179

Moto G Google Play edition

Same great phone at a budget price, with a slightly different take on software

In yet another quiet release, Google has just put up the Moto G Google Play edition for sale at $179 for the 8GB model. That mirrors the price that Motorola has been selling it directly, but this version will follow in the footsteps of other GPe devices with a slightly different software experience. The differences will likely be a bit more subtle on the Moto G considering that Motorola’s current offering is barely changed from Google’s take on the software.

The hardware specs seem identical to what we’ve seen in the current Moto G, as they should be. And although the device is unlocked and listed as being compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, it’s worth mentioning that the spec sheet does not show 1700MHz (AWS) support for HSPA+ — that means T-Mobile customers in markets that have not been refarmed to 1900MHz will be sitting on EDGE with this one.

If you’re looking for more storage you’ll be able to option up to 16GB for $199, and both versions are listed in the Play Store as in-stock and shipping in 1-2 business days.


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