The latest version of Google Play Services for Android is now available to developers through Android SDK Manager. Google Play Services 6.5 features several new developer features for its Maps, Fit, and other APIs. Moreover, there is a new “lite mode” that allows developers to include a static map image in locations that would normally make it impractical or impossible to manipulate the map.

Google Play Services 6.5 was announced last month and is rolling out to developers now. The latest SDK allows for files stored in Google Drive to contain public and application-specific private properties that will remain in place even after the file is edited in another app. Additionally, changes to the Google Fit service will make it easier for developers to integrate that functionality into their apps.

A full changelog is available through the Android Developers portal.

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