Thursday, October 30, 2014

Google Updates Play Games, Wallet, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Google+, and Camera

 
Google sure knows how to get back in the groove of things when they want to. Throughout the day yesterday, Google unleashed a massive wave of updates to a good deal of its first party Android apps, including Google Play Games, Wallet, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Google+, and Camera. 

What's New :

First up, we have Google Play Games. Yesterday’s update brings a rather substantial user interface update that finally makes the app Material Design compliant. The app dons new animations, a new visual look, and even a revamped icon. All in all, the experience is much more inline with Google’s new Android Lollipop / Material Design look. 
Next, we have updates to Google Wallet. The latest Wallet update is a massive one, not just in features and functionality, but also in terms of version number. The upgrade from version 2 to version 7.0 is as significant as it would seem, as it brings not only a full Material Design UI update, but also new options to manage your physical Google Wallet card (if you have ordered one), as well as the ability to set low balance notifications and automatically add money to your account.
Moving on, we have a few updates to Google’s mobile productivity suite: Docs 1.3.422.14.35, Sheets 1.3.422.12.35, Slides 1.0.952.14.35, and Drive 2.1.424.13.35. The updates to Docs, Sheets, and Slides are relatively minor, bringing a new “Incoming” section in the slide-out “hamburger” menu that enables you to easily view documents that have been shared with you by other users. On the other hand, the update to Google Drive is a bit more substantial, allowing you to now highlight and copy text from PDFs opened within the app, as well as a better search feature. As stated above, all of these APKs are available at the bottom of this post.
Finally, we have a couple of minor updates to Google+ and Google Camera. Bumping us up to version 4.7 (from 4.6), Google+ now has a few very minor UI changes and bug fixes. Similarly, Google Camera 2.4.023 gives us a few subtle UI tweaks in the form of updated settings toggle animations and a new app icon.
As is generally always the case, these Google updates will gradually make their way out to end user devices through the Google Play Store over the next few days. OR You can just sideload them as apk from below :