The speculation comes after Android Police discovered the hints from decoding the latest Google Play apk update. Added to that evidence is a new link — play.google.com/redeem — which is currently parked on the site albeit unavailable for now.
Apple already offers gifting through both iTunes and the App Store, having added the latter option back in 2010. In fact, even RIM — maker of BlackBerry, the former smartphone champ — offers gifting, and users can purchase apps as gifts for friends and loved ones via its BBM messaging service.
There’s no immediate confirmation of whether and when the feature will come. We’ve reached out to Google for further details.
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