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Now You Have Up To 2 Hours To Request Refunds On Android App Purchases (Updated: Android App news)

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    Now you have up to 2 hours to request refunds on Android app purchases - Liliputing (click for full article)

    09/10/2014 at 3:03 PM by Brad Linder

    -- Say you download an Android app or game from the Google Play Store, tinker with it for a little while and decide you won’t actually use it — or worse yet, that it doesn’t fully support your device?

    Up until recently you’ve had up to 15 minutes to request a refund… which is barely enough time to finish downloading some large games, let alone testing them.

    Now Google has changed its policy: you can request a refund for up to 2 hours after installing a paid app.

    As Android Police notes, this seems to have been Google’s unofficial policy for at least the past few months. But now Google’s support website has been updated to make it clear that you’ve got 2 hours to request a refund.

    To get a refund, just go to the Google Play Store, find the app you’ve installed, and hit the Refund button. After 2 hours the Refund button becomes an Uninstall button and pressing it will remove the app from your device, but you won’t get your money back.

    A couple of hours should give you enough time to figure out if an app is worth the asking price… although it’s not quite as good as the 24 hours Google used to give you to request a refund way back in Android’s early days.
     
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    Google Play Store to show price ranges for in-app purchases (starting Sept 30th) - Liliputing (click for full article)

    09/22/2014 at 3:30 PM by Brad Linder

    -- Mobile app stores are choc full of freemium apps which cost nothing to download… but which have functionality that can only be unlocked through in-app purchases.

    Soon Android users will be able to get an idea of how much money you’re expected to spend on one of these “free” apps. Starting September 30th, the Google Play Store will show price ranges for in-app purchases available in Android apps.

    Sometimes in-app purchases let you do things like remove advertisements, or unlock new features. But there are plenty of games that require you to pay money to upgrade a race car, get more lives, more ammo, a bigger gun, or other stuff that you might need in order to actually play a game. Sometimes entire game levels are locked away behind in-app purchases.

    That’s not necessarily a bad thing… developers need to make a living. But it’s be nice to know whether apps and games are truly free before you download them.
     
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    Report: Google is experimenting with try before you download Android app trials | 9to5Google (click for full article)

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    -- According to a new report from The Information, Google is considering a feature that would allow users to trial Android apps without having to commit to a full download. The idea is the feature could save users time, battery and data-usage and as a result encourage them to try and ultimately download more apps from Google Play:
     

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