Former Writer · Aug 19, 2012 at 09:00 pm

Code Discovered in Latest Google Play Store Update for Wishlists and Gift Cards

Not long ago, we brought you news that Google had put code into Jelly Bean for switching users. While not an official feature of Jelly Bean, the code hidden inside gives a clue as to what Google has planned for the future. Google has done so once again with the latest Play Store update. The update—to 3.8.15 and 3.8.16—has bits and pieces of code to suggest that Google will soon be adding support for wishlists and gift cards.

Currently, there’s no way to use the features, but screenshots have been posted online of things that give credence to the findings. Things such as gift card redemption screens and wishlist screens. These features are currently unavailable to the public, but those who have checked out the code have come to the conclusion that it is happening and the question is merely when. These changes surfaced in the 3.8.15 update. The 3.8.16 update didn’t enable them, but it did fix some bugs. To give further evidence that the features will be turned on soon, shots have appeared online of physical Google Play gift cards—as in ones you buy in a store—that are set to land sometime in late August. There is also some speculation that there will be a cart feature added due to the upcoming wishlist feature. However, those are just rumors.

If you’d like to download the latest update, head over to this thread where you can also find out more about the update.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Brian Young · Aug 2, 2015 at 09:05 pm · 2 comments

Galaxy S6 & Edge get €100 Price Cut—New Models Incoming

Samsung has dropped the price of both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge by €100, making the current retail price of these phones €599 and €699, respectively. Though no new prices have been announced stateside, a cut is expected soon. (more…)

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Aug 2, 2015 at 11:33 am · 1 comment

Sunday Debate: How Can We Get a No-Compromise Phone?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Compromises. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     Getting an upgrade is a big deal to us power users: it’s our little Android Christmas, where after a long time (for plenty of us, at least)...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Aug 1, 2015 at 03:54 pm · 3 comments

PSA: You Can Optimize Your Note 4’s Recents Menu & RAM

The Note 4 never had the fastest Recents Menu, and despite its 3GB of RAM, its app-holding capabilities only got worse on Lollipop. The infamous RAM bug that plagued the S6 is indeed an annoyance on the Note 4's 5.0.X ROMs. Rumors of an update to fix all of this were confirmed with the first reports of the 5.1.1 update for the Russian Note 4, which seemingly improved the Recents Menu and RAM management. But it'll be a long time...

XDA NEWS