I think what you want is the My Orders page.
This is reachable from the Play Store web site under the "gear" menu in the upper right.
I see all of the things I've purchased from Google Play, including apps, music, etc.
For what it's worth, there does not appear to be a way to get a list of your orders from within the Play Store app. However, I do see a ...
There's a much easier way, but it may not be supported in all countries: Buy them each a Google Play Gift Card, and attach it to their accounts. They come in different "sizes", so you can limit the amount they can pay. No identification stuff connected to the cards, and once they're used up there's no more use for them (of course, you can buy the next one).
As Goggles is an app that you've said you're curious about, here are the permissions it asks for(copied from the Market web page):
This application has access to the following:
Google App Engine
Allows applications to sign in to Google App Engine using the account(s)
stored on this phone.
access other Google services
I'm not 100% sure for all apps involved, but for most the "general rule of thumbs" applies:
go to Settings→Apps
select the "All" tab (to also show pre-installed apps)
walk the apps one-by-one, open their entries, and select "Clear Cache" plus "Delete Data"
Especially exclude things like "Google Play Services", but include the "Calendar Provider" and "...
There's a method suggested here, based on this XDA thread for both rooted and non rooted devices:
First Method: Download a file ( chrome-command-line) mentioned in the article, change it's properties and place in appropriate directory, relaunch Chrome
Second Method: From the XDA thread linked, download ChromeDE.zip and flash
Since I don't ...
Yes... I do this all the time when apps/games I might like come up for sale cheap or free, or major titles I might use someday, although they don't have to be on sale. In fact, I often don't even let them install and cancel the download. They are always in your apps list or "Library" as it seems to be called now, to be installed later.
Once you have ...
Google Creative Lab
Marketing @ Google
FieldTrip, Ingress, Pokémon GO
Waze, Waze Rider - Get a Ride
Nest Labs, Inc.
Nest (Learning thermostat), Dropcam (video/security camera)
Bitspin (formerly Team Tasks)
Bump Technologies, Inc
You can check this e.g. in the Honeycomb User Guide. Basically, it sums up to the following:
Android Settings, as WiFi networks incl. passwords, user dictionary, etc.
Settings of many Google apps, as e.g. browser favorites
Apps downloaded from the Playstore
Additionally, app developers can use this API to have their apps data backup'd along -- but only few ...
OTA files work by patching files rather than replacing them will a full copy of the new version of the file. This means that it has to verify that the existing files are exactly as it expects or the patching process won't work (or could cause the file to become corrupt). If you were to fake the fingerprint and force the OTA to apply you might end up with a ...
According to this, Google Assistant is a beefed-up version of Google Now (what you call "OK Google"). Google Assistant allows for better context to your requests and is designed for better integration with other devices.
Lots of apps use this connection to do their work. As well as Google's own apps such as Gmail and Hangouts, third-party apps that use any of the following features via the Google Play services library need such a connection to work fully:
license verification or in-app purchases
push notifications using Google Cloud Messaging
Signing in with your Google ...
It worked for me to go into the Text Correction section of the Google Keyboard settings and then to Add-On Dictionaries. Emoji for English words said it was available so I installed it and then removed it. The auto correct of emoji icons has stopped for me since.
Answering my own question, thanks to the method found on this View app's full package name? thread and the hint provided by Google App's URL in Google play.
adb shell 'pm list packages -f searchbox'
I had this problem. I'd half installed Pinyin so continual prompting for a login account.
Go to Google play store and search for Google Pinyin Input. When that appeared there was an option to uninstall it (because it had already been installed).
The apps are usually in some way tied to your contacts. Like Gmail for example, if they did not read your contacts, you could not get your contacts to show up when you typed in an email address or name. if they did not write, you could not add a new gmail contact.
Do you have a specific app you are curious about?
You cannot limit permissions of an ...
Google Dashboard is a service for accessing a simple view of the data associated with a Google account. With Dashboard you can also get a list of your Android apps that store data in the Google cloud, the dates of their latest backups, the amount of storage they use, and some additional data such as the date you first registered the device. To access this ...
As always do a backup of your device before removing anything
If you don't understand something that is stated please ask, before continuing
1) go into settings and turn off all syncs. Goto settings/apps/ locate the Google apps you don't want running. Clear data and disable each, one at a time. [Leave PlayStore, Play Services, Services Framework, and ...
As a workaround you could sideload the last Google Play Services app.
You can check your version under Settings > Apps > All tab > Google Play Services.
Here in the Google Play Store you will find the latest version number or alternatively here at Google with some more in-depth info.
As a resource you could try and trust (hopefully) androidpolice.com and ...
The other answer on this question didn't work for me. My phone was already on English (UK) and changing it to US and back did not help.
Instead what fixed it for me was:
Open the Google app.
Scroll down to the Weather card.
Press the menu button on that card.
Press "Change temperature units to °F".
Press the menu again.
Press "Change temperature units to °...
Google App does more than just searching the web, it customizes your feed, updates you about stories, weather, etc., offers Google Assistant, Learns about how you use it and much more.
This results into an App size of about 120MB(apk size varies according to specific screen densities or Application Binary Interfaces) after installation without app data.
Yes and No. There are Nexus/Google devices that are nevertheless branded by the carrier and therefore receive a different ROM then the stock ROM. This usually takes longer then the stock ROM.
But yes, besides of that, the Google manufactured branded devices are the only ones who receive the updates directly from Google. All other devices get their updates ...
You didn't explicitely mention it, but from the context I assume you're using a device with Android 4.4 (Kitkat). With that, Google "pimped" the dialer. PhoneArena writes on this in an article called Google makes the Dialer awesome again: this is why you want Android 4.4 KitKat:
I think the best new addition though comes in the changes to Caller ID, ...
As MemCtrl mentioned, go to http://contacts.google.com and see if your contacts (with the new numbers) are there. If not, you can restore them using "Restore contacts..." option (hit the "More..." button to see it), provided they weren't deleted more than 30 days ago.
Yes. It is possible to have an Android OS without anything remotely related to Google.
First approach would be to root your phone. Then next step would be to install a custom ROM which is by default free of Google like Cyanogenmod.
Head over to XDA and find the forums corresponding to your phone which will have necessary tutorials and possibly even built ...
Google Partner Setup is an app that helps you run applications in conjunction with Google products. For example, with this application's help, you can use the calendar from your device with a ToDo app that you've just installed.
As for the intrusive permissions, you are right. I don't understand why it needs all those permissions, if all it does is ...
In addition to answer posted by @bmdixon
OEMs like Samsung have Knox counter which gets tripped once you root or replace stock recovery by custom. There were work around earlier to this, but Note 4 onwards tripping Knox "burns" this information into the hardware. Only way to revert Knox status is by changing that chip on the motherboard !!(I am not aware ...
Edit your Google Account information:
Sign in to My Account. In the "Personal info & privacy" section,
select Your personal info.
Choose the information you want to edit and follow the onscreen instructions.
New method for Un-rooted devices
There is a new flag that's just been implemented to enable this on un-rooted devices in Chrome but its just in the Canary version currently.
Install the latest Chrome from the Play Store.
After its installed go into chrome://flags
Search for 'command line' and it should come up with an option:
Enable command line on non-...