play services Stories December 18, 2015


With the latest version of Google Play services rolled out, the Android Developers blog is detailing what new features this update brings. Version 8.4 introduces an easier way for users to share their favorite apps, a more accurate way to determine location, and new APIs for fitness data.

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play services Stories May 28, 2015


Originally revealed at Google I/O 2015 earlier today, Google Play Services 7.5 adds a handful of new capabilities for developers to take advantage of. In an effort to further break down what’s new in Play Services 7.5, Google has published a blog post detailing all of the new features. First off, Play Services 7.5 adds Smart Lock for Passwords. This feature builds on the Chrome Password Manager and adds a new API and UI for Android users that saves credentials for later use on other Android devices and browsers.

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Wear_long_pressHidden among the other news announced at Google I/O today, Google has also added the ability for developers to use the Google Maps API directly on Android Wear. The feature, which comes as part of Play Services 7.5, aims to offer users a wearable-designed Google Maps experience and was detailed in a blog post.

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play services Stories June 25, 2014

Google announced some new additions to Google Play services for developers today with the biggest being that the Appurify team, an app testing platform, is joining Google. That means that the freemium service will soon be available to developers through Google Play services. Google also announced some other new services for developers and users today including new features for gaming and direct carrier billing for more devices.  expand full story

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