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Google Play Music Hits 5 bn Play Store Downloads: Report

The search engine giant will pre-install YouTube Music instead of Play Music on future Android phones. The firm confirmed the news on the YouTube blog last month, mentioning that all new devices launching with Android 10 OS and Android Pie will offer the app out of the box

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Huawei smartphones are seen in front of displayed Google Play logo in this illustration picture, May 20, 2019. VOA

The official Google music streaming service for years — Google Play Music — has crossed 5 billion downloads on the Google Play Store, which makes it the sixth app to cross this mark, following Chrome, Gmail, Maps, Search and YouTube, the media has reported.

Incidentally, YouTube, Maps, Search, Gmail, and Chrome come pre-installed on Android devices, thus, helping their numbers.

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FILE – The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

With YouTube Music becoming the default app on Android 10, its predecessor will have to face the music: Its install number growth will stall and will eventually fade out, Android Police has reported on Sunday.

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The search engine giant will pre-install YouTube Music instead of Play Music on future Android phones. The firm confirmed the news on the YouTube blog last month, mentioning that all new devices launching with Android 10 OS and Android Pie will offer the app out of the box. (IANS)

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Here’s Why Google Play Store has Stopped Showing Notifications for Updated Apps

Users started noticing that the Play Store was sending fewer notifications.

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Users started noticing in 2019 that the Google Play Store was sending fewer notifications. Pixabay

Google Play Store has now stopped showing notifications for updated apps. This came to light in the end of 2019 when users started noticing that the Play Store was sending fewer notifications.

Some users considered the lack of notifications as a temporary bug but it turned out that this was a planned initiative and was recently confirmed by Google representatives, GSMArena reported on Wednesday.

Apparently this development has been live since November for some users on version 17.4 of the Play Store.

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For users who have the auto-update feature turned on, the Play Store would typically update a handful of apps that had pending updates whenever you plugged into a charger. Wikimedia Commons

In our own test on version 18.3.13 we did not receive any notifications following several app updates. This was done through the manual update route and from what it seems the same applies to users who have auto-updates turned on, the report added.

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For users who have the auto-update feature turned on, the Google Play would typically update a handful of apps that had pending updates whenever you plugged into a charger.

This notification didn’t serve much of a purpose beyond the partial list, but it was handy to have so you could expect changes of some sort, according to 9to5Google.  (IANS)