Google Play Services 4.2 Being Pushed by Google
Google today said that Google Play Services 4.2 is now being pushed out to most Android devices worldwide. The latest version of Play Services includes the Google Cast SDK, which Google just released to app developers. Devices that have been updated to Play Service 4.2 will be compatible with apps that add support for Chromecast. Google pushed Play Services 4.1 out just last month.
Google Wraps Up Play Services 8.1 Distribution
Google today said most Android devices should be updated to Play Services version 8.1. The latest build of Play Services helps developers build new capabilities into their apps.
Google Play Store Begins Adding 4K Movies
Google today said the Google Play Movies & TV store is now offering a small selection of 4K (Ultra HD) movies. About 125 titles can be purchased or streamed in 4K.
Google Play Services 8.3 Improves Sign-In Experience
Google today announced the availability of Play Services 8.3, an update to the core APIs that allows developers to do new things with the operating system. Play Services 8.3 updates the Google Sign-In API to provide a more consistent look across Google products.
Google Updates Play Music with Songza Features
Google today pushed out an update to its Play Music service that adds new, curated play lists. The refreshed service gains its tools from Songza, which Google purchased over the summer.
Play Services 7.5 Adds Smart Lock and Other APIs
Google today announced Play Services 7.5, an update to the underlying set of code most Android devices rely on for accessing the Play Store and various features within applications. Play Services 7.5 is a big step forward and adds a broad range of new functionalities and associated APIs for developers.