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.
Mathew Brack · Jul 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm · 2 comments

The Atlas of XDA

A few weeks ago, we asked you "How Does Your Location Affect Your Life As A Power User?". In the days that followed, members from all over the world shared their stories and experiences of life across the globe. Allow me to introduce the true story of what it means to be a power user on this pale blue dot.   Index Africa & Oceania: Australia, Indonesia, Libya, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Americas: Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Martinique, United...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jul 3, 2015 at 11:10 am · 3 comments

New Snapdragons: Some Context & Contrast

It hasn’t been a good year for Qualcomm so far. Every device featuring the Snapdragon 810 has had a less-than-stellar fate, be it because of overheating complaints or actual decreased sales. HTC is in a particularly worrisome situation, and Sony’s Z4 is slipping down Japanese charts just over a week after its release. The G Flex 2, Mi Note Pro and Z3+ all saw complaints as well. Even MediaTek is seemingly getting an advantage over this.   But a particularly...

XDA NEWS
Aamir Siddiqui · Jul 3, 2015 at 10:12 am · 1 comment

Google To Launch Next Gen Android One On July 14

The first gen of Android One devices to be launched in India in September 2014 were decent starter smartphones, featuring budget specs and a promise of fast updates. However, the phones did not pick up as big a response as Google hoped. Now, as per a report by The Economic Times, it appears that Google is rethinking their strategy towards Android One in India. The first gen Android One devices focused on first time smartphone users, but were flawed in...

XDA NEWS
Share This