Google Updates Android Media Apps
Google recently published updates to several of its media-related Android applications. First, Google Play Music has been updated to version 4.3.609 and includes bug fixes, support for Google TV devices, and expandable notifications in Jelly Bean. Second, Google Play Magazines has been updated to version 1.0.1. The new app includes home screen and library performance improvements, better recognition of available space, bug fixes for the Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean users, and app crash fixes. Both app updates can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for free.
Google Gives Fit and Translate New Powers
Google recently updated its Google Fit and Google Translate applications for Android devices. Google Fit gains several new and compelling features, including support for more than 100 new activities, experimental step detection (for walking when the watch isn't connected to a phone), and improved compatibility with Android Wear.
Google Search App Can Be Used to Open, Interact with Other Apps
Google has updated the main search application for Android devices and expanded its ability to use voice commands with other installed applications. For example, users can say things like, "Ok Google, Shazam this song," or "Ok Google, listen to NPR" and it will do exactly that.
Google Maps and Inbox for Android Improved
Google today provided updates to its Maps and Inbox apps for the Android platform. Inbox works better on tablets, adds compatibility with Android Wear (view messages and notifications, reply via voice), and improves suggestions while users type.
Google Updates a Slew of Android and iOS Apps
Google has recently delivered updates to a handful of its Android and iOS mobile apps. For example, Google Search and Google Drive for Android gained bug fixes and performance improvements; Gmail earned better support for Yahoo and Microsoft email services, including two-step authentication; Sheets and Slides garnered new ways to change layouts; and Maps now lets people send places they search for on Google Maps desktop to their mobile phone.