Android users can now pre-register for apps on Google Play

11 May 2015

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You will soon be able to pre-register for apps on the Google Play Store

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The Google Play Store is now allowing customers to pre-register for certain Android apps ahead of their release.

As pointed out by Android Police, the forthcoming Terminator Genisys: Revolution by Glu Mobile – accompany piece to the bound-to-be-terrible Terminator Genisys movie – is the first to be available on the new system.

By tapping the ‘pre-register’ button, which is located where the buy/download button is normally found, interested customers set an alert that lets them know when the app is available and there’s no obligation to download or buy once the software is released. Users can also click the ‘unregister’ button at any time to cancel the notification.

The new feature could prove handy for developers looking to launch their product with a bit of a splash as, in theory, a bulk of new users will be on their phones downloading as soon as its put out.

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