This is how Google is planning to make Android apps more ‘affordable’

Google Play Pass coming soon

Another day, another batch of Android apps on Google Play Store have been found infected by a new Joker Malware. That was in closed testing.

Much as it is hard to not get excited about such a development, for those of us in Kenya, the places that Google and its types (especially Google) usually treat as afterthoughts, we might have to wait until the service is made official for us to know whether to be excited or not.

This service is a direct competitor to Apple's Arcade platform, and previous leaks have suggested that Play Pass will be priced at $4.99 per month.

As per screenshots obtained by Android Police, a monthly pass is expected to cost users roughly $4.99, and in return, allow access to a bunch of apps without any ads, fees, or in-app purchases. It feels like $9.99 is the more logical price point but time will tell. "Google Play Pass is coming soon".

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"We are so excited to launch Apple Arcade on the App Store".

There will be a new section for Play Pass apps in Google Play. There are a bunch of high-quality games on the Play Store which Google could use in the Play Pass subscription.

Apple Arcade also is set to feature titles from partners including Sega, WarnerMedia's Cartoon Network, Bossa Studios, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Lego, Mistwalker, Snowman and ustwo games. Aside from games, the subscription will also include regular apps.

This service has been renamed to "Google Play Services for AR" and will be installed automatically on eligible devices. The following are some of the Play Pass screenshots XDA says it received from its source back in July.

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