Chromecast Family Games Launched, More Apps Get Material Design

Chromecast Family Games Launched, More Apps Get Material Design

“It is the calm before the storm.” Truer words have rarely been spoken. Whether we’re referring to an actual storm or a metaphorical one, the eerie calmness that precedes it does not go unnoticed. Sure enough, the months following Google I/O 2014 had little to no activity in the Android sphere, with Nexus 9 leaks and Nexus 6 references few and far between. But on 15th October, all hell broke loose, and a fair amount of Android activity was seen. The Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 announcements were important in their own right, but they were just a small part of the treats Google had in store for us.

In the time since then, we’ve seen factory image rollouts for the older Nexus devices, new projects such as Inbox and Android for Work, as well as the refresh of Google’s existing products such as GMail and Google Now. But every time we think they’re done, Google surprises us yet again. Sure enough, yesterday saw the release of Chromecast Family games–Google’s attempt to make family game nights a digital experience–and Messenger, alongside updates for Google Keyboard, Google Play Books and Google Now. And thanks to XDA Portal Supporter MihirGosai, we have the APKs ready for you to download at the end of this post. So which of these releases has you the most excited? Let us know in the comments section below

Note: The APKs are signed with official release keys, and will update your existing app without you losing any of your data. 

Head to the APK mirrors below to get in on the action early:Big Game Quiz v1.0