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[APK Compendium] Minor Updates for Google TTS and Google+, and the Rest of This Week’s Updates
For yet another week, Google is seemingly intent on demonstrating that the previously dependable “Update Wednesdays” have now come to an end. Despite this, we still received quite a bit of first party Android application love from the mothership. This began with Monday’s update to Gmail 4.8, which brought the ability to save attachments directly to the cloud, and continued with Tuesday’s updates to Google+ 4.4 and Chrome stable 35. And then just yesterday, we saw a few backend updates to Google Search that brought several newly supported voice commands.
In addition to all of the updates above, Google also pushed out updates to Google TTS and yet another round of updates to Google+. The Google TTS update, which first started making its way out to consumer devices two days ago, comes in at version 188.8.131.522895 (up from 184.108.40.2060024). Nothing appears different in the UI, nor are there any changes listed in the Google Play Store listing. However, installing this update forced my own personal device to re-download all saved voice data. Because of this, it’s likely that something in the voice handling functionality was changed. We also have two new bugfix updates for Google+. They come in at versions 220.127.116.11636377 and 18.104.22.168714770 for Android 4.1+ and 4.4+, respectively. And just like for the Google TTS update, it seems like this primarily only brings bugfixes.
To sideload the most recent updates, head over to the mirrored APKs below:
- Google TTS 22.214.171.1242895
- Google+ 126.96.36.199636377 (Android 4.1+)
- Google+ 188.8.131.52714770 (Android 4.4+)
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 two weeks:
- Chrome 35.0.1916.122
- Gmail 4.8 (build 1167183)
- Google Play Store 4.8.19
- 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 Docs 184.108.40.206
- Google Camera 2.1.043 (1161434-30)
- Google Drive 220.127.116.11
- Google Now Launcher 18.104.22.1684249
- Google Play Music 5.5.1509O.1140258
- Google Search 22.214.171.1249292 (ARM)
- Google Wallet 2.0-R163-v18
- Google Sheets 126.96.36.199
- Google Cloud Print 0.9.10
- YouTube 5.6.36
Google Play Services for all available screen densities.
- Google Play Services 4.4.52 (1174655-030) – 213 DPI (Tablets)
- Google Play Services 4.4.52 (1174655-032) – 160 DPI
- Google Play Services 4.4.52 (1174655-034) – 240 DPI
- Google Play Services 4.4.52 (1174655-036) – 320 DPI
- Google Play Services 4.4.52 (1174655-038) – 480 DPI
- Google Play Services 4.4.52 (1174655-070)
And of course, here is the latest Google Maps 8.0.0 for all API Levels:
- Google Maps 8.0.0-800001324 – Android 4.3+ (API18)
- Google Maps v8.0.0-800001310 – Android 4.2+ (API 17)
- Google Maps v8.0.0-800001302 – Android 4.0+ (API 14)
[Many thanks to XDA Portal Supporter MihirGosai for the APKs!]
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