Android Users Can Now Pre-Register For Upcoming Apps On Google Play

... Jon Russell/Techcrunch:

Google has introduced an interesting new feature to the Google Play Store after it began allowing users to pre-register for upcoming Android apps.

Terminator Genisys: Revolution from Glu Mobile — the company that recently took investment from China’s Tencent — is the first title to take advantage of the feature, as the folks at Android Police noticed. Interested users simply tap the pre-register icon (which is where ‘download’ would usually be) to show their interest.

Pre-registration is free for Android customers, and there’s no obligation to download or buy the app once it is live. The process sets up an alert that prompts a user once the app is available. It is not a lock-in, since users can cancel their interest if they have a change of heart.


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