Google Play launches app store gift cards

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After rumours surfaced earlier this month, Google has officially revealed its new Google Play gift cards.

Cards will be launched in US$10, US$25 and US$50 denominations.
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The cards bear denominations of US$10, US$25 and US$50, and will be sold at US retailers RadioShack, Target and GameStop. Their actual release date, however, will vary for each retail chain, according to Google.

The cards, similar to the iTunes gift cards Apple has been selling for years, can be used toward a purchase at Google's Android app market, now dubbed, well, Google Play.

The cards can be used to buy all the bells and whistles for games — like extra levels, add-on packs and virtual currency — as well as movies, television shows and electronic books. Although, they cannot be used for Android app subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, hardware or accessories.

We have requested comment from Google Australia on local gift card timings, and we will update when we receive a statement.


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buffysangel3 posted a comment   

About time! Fingers crossed we get them in Australia too :)


tabboo posted a comment   

OMG! i get an iphone, and ditch android purely because app availability to me, without a credit card, and NOW google decides to bring out pre-paid app cards?


Im Batman posted a comment   

Very cool...
this is one time that i hope that "we have requested comment from XXX on YYY" is not just an empty statement and that we do see something back from boys downunder.

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