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[APK] Sheets and Docs Updated for Android L; Wear App Added to Play Store; Minor Updates for Slides, Search, YouTube, and Google Play Services
It’s still Wednesday in Mountain View, and you know what that means—it’s another Google Update Wednesday. Today, we have one entirely new application in the Play Store, two major app updates that bring Android L compatibility, and four other, more minor updates.
First off, we have Android Wear. Coming in at inaugural version 184.108.40.2061840, this app allows you to pair with and edit the parameters of your new Android Wear device–provided you’re one of the lucky few to already own one. In addition to basic device configuration settings, this app also allows you to control voice action preferences, as well as notification settings.
Next up, we have Google Docs 220.127.116.11 and Google Sheets 18.104.22.168. Those of you brave enough to be using the Android L Developer Preview on your daily driver device will have undoubtedly noticed that before today, Docs and Sheets simply would not install on L Preview. This changes today, thanks to updates to both of these apps. In addition, both updates now allow you to directly edit Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) files, just like what we saw in Slides not too long ago. If that’s not all, both apps have been given a touch of Material Design UI flair, thanks to a floating action button and trademark Material Design visual stylings.
Finally, we have minor updates to Search, YouTube, Slides, and Google Play Services. These updates come in at versions 22.214.171.1244529, 5.7.41, 1.0.783.22, and 5.0.84, respectively.
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:
Latest App Updates:
- Android Wear 126.96.36.1991840
- Google Search 188.8.131.524529 – ARM
- Docs 184.108.40.206
- Sheets 220.127.116.11
- Slides 1.0.783.22
Google Play Services:
- Google Play Services 5.0.84 (1259630-010)
- Google Play Services 5.0.84 (1259630-030) – 216 DPI Tablets
- Google Play Services 5.0.84 (1259630-032) – 160 DPI
- Google Play Services 5.0.84 (1259630-034) – 240 DPI
- Google Play Services 5.0.84 (1259630-036) – 320 DPI
- Google Play Services 5.0.84 (1259630-038) – 480 DPI
- Google Play Services 5.0.84 (1259630-070)
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