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Briefly: Google refunds fake-app purchases, Galaxy S5 on MetroPCS

updated 08:15 am EDT, Mon April 21, 2014

Google refunds, provides extra credit to buyers of fake antivirus tool

Google is providing refunds to buyers of the fake Virus Shield app for Android. Discovered by Android Police, the paid $3.99 app was discovered to just switch between different sets of graphics, and failed to provide any protection. The app was removed from the Play Store shortly after the discovery, with more than 10,000 downloads recorded. Google has started to send e-mails to affected customers, promising a refund within 14 days and a $5 promotional credit for Google Play.

Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5

MetroPCS starts sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5

MetroPCS has started to sell the black version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, ten days after the global launch. The flagship Samsung smartphone is being sold through the MetroPCS website and in stores for $649 plus tax, though unlike other carriers, there is no subsidy nor part-payment option, and will work with all three of MetroPCS's service plans.

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