Will Verduzco · Apr 30, 2014 at 11:30 pm

[APK] Google Play Games 1.6 Brings Unified Inbox and Improved Visual Polish

Much like countless other hump days in recent memory, today was yet another Google Update Wednesday. We started off the day with two new applications (Docs and Sheets) that enabled a much richer content creation and viewing experience while on the go. We then saw a rather significant update to Google Search, which brought features like the new Parking Location card, a custom nicknames interface, and a much improved reminders interface. With these three major updates, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Google was done for the day. However, there’s one more update that almost slipped through the cracks, and that’s Google Play Games 1.6.07.

Perhaps most notably in today’s update Google Play Games 1.6 brings a new unified Inbox, which replaces version 1.5’s Matches section. In addition to incoming match requests, Inbox also houses all incoming gifts from your gaming buddies. This new Inbox option is housed within the slide-out hamburger menu, which itself received a few minor UI tweaks, including a new profile selection area similar to what is seen in other Google first party apps.

As stated on the Google Play Store:

1.6.07
– See requests and gifts from friends all in one place
– Visual polish, stability improvements, and bug fixes

The update will gradually make its way out to consumer devices via the Google Play Games listing in the Google Play Store. But those looking to get in on the update a bit early can do so, as we have mirrored the update on our Dev-Host account for your sideloading pleasure.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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