Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
[APK Compendium] Chrome, Hangouts, and Google+ Receive Bugfixes, and the Rest of This Week’s Updates
Two weeks ago today, we saw some rather substantial updates to Chrome stable and Google+. The former brought better fullscreen video and the ability to undo closed tabs out of beta, while the latter featured an all-new UI, Auto Awesome Stories, and much more. Then more recently, we saw Hangouts receive a rather substantial update just two days ago that brought the ability to block incoming SMS numbers and set per-contact notifications.
Now, Google is back with updates for all three of these first party applications. The update for Google+ comes in at version 22.214.171.124642489 (up from 126.96.36.199636377), Chrome Browser is now up to Google Chrome Browser 35.0.1916.141 (up from 35.0.1916.138), and Hangouts is now at 2.1.224 (up from 2.1.223). The updates for all three of these applications are essentially minor bugfix releases, without any user-facing changes that we’ve noticed. However, users have reported that the Google+ update brings improved app fluidity and performance.
All of these app updates will make their way out to consumer devices through the Play Store via a staged rollout. Naturally, not every device will be in initial wave. However, we’ve gone ahead and mirrored the APKs over on our DevHost account for your sideloading pleasure:
And in reverse chronological order, here are the latest versions of all of the Google first party application updates we’ve seen over the last few weeks:
- YouTube 5.7.36
- Chrome Remote Desktop 36.0.1985.39
- Google Translate 3.0.6 (now old!)
- Google Translate 3.0.7
- Google Sheets 188.8.131.52
- Google Play Music 5.5.1514O.1185867
- Google Play Store 4.8.20
- Google Docs 184.108.40.206
- Google Maps 8.1.0
- Google Docs 220.127.116.11 (1314418)
- Google Goggles 1.9.4
- Google Chrome Beta 36.0.1985.36
- Google Play Books 3.1.49
- Android Device Manager 1.2.12
- Google Camera 2.2.024
- Google TTS 18.104.22.1682895
- Gmail 4.8 (build 1167183)
- Google MyGlass 3.0.0
- Google Play Newsstand 3.2.1
- Google Wallet 2.0-R163-v18
- Google Hangouts 2.1.100 (1151589-30)
- Google Drive 22.214.171.124
- Google Now Launcher 126.96.36.1994249
- Google Search 188.8.131.529292 (ARM)
- Google Wallet 2.0-R163-v18
- Google Cloud Print 0.9.10
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