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Android Users To Pre-Register Soon-To-Be Released Apps

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Internet users have long enjoyed the privilege of pre-ordering movies, books or other technological gadgets, and now Android users will also have a chance to pre-order the upcoming apps thanks to a new project launched by Google Play.

With its new pre-order program, Google is allowing developers to offer Android users interested in an upcoming app, the ability to pre-register for an upcoming release, according to a statement made by Google.

The first app offered for pre-registration was Terminator Genisys: Revolution, a third-party shooter game, which is scheduled to soon be released by Glu Media. The game’s release is expected to coincide with the launch of the Terminator Genisys movie.

Android users who are interested in purchasing the to-be-released app now have the chance to pre-register it and when the game hits Google Play, the pre-registered users will be notified by Google regarding the product’s availability.

The system will also let users cancel their pre-registration if they change their mind in regards to purchasing or downloading the previously pre-registered app. Google Play’s pre-registration system is expected to help programmers and developers see the would-be reaction to their soon-to-be-released apps, handling feedback in advance for possible upgrades or modifications. Google has yet to clarify whether every app uploaded to Google Play will be eligible for pre-release notifications.

Android users have been told that the pre-registration system is just that – a notification system, meaning the users are not obligated to buy a particular app or game once it becomes available, nor are they committing to any kind of pre-order, according to a report by online computer magazine PC Magazine. Google’s setup is just a handy way to ensure that you never miss out on something you hear about, but might forget by the time it actually comes out.

Although the Terminator Genisys: Revolution is a free game, Glu Mobile has noted in the game description that the game “is free to play, but you can choose to pay real money for some extra items.”

In other Google coverage here on Immortal News, the tech giant’s new YouTube Kids app has received criticism from some parents who think that the app isn’t all that kid-friendly after all.

What are your thoughts on Google’s new pre-registration program for apps on the Google Play store?

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