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[APK] Google Issues Updates to Chrome, Goggles, Docs, Sheets, Device Manager, and Books

Just a few hours ago, we talked about how Google issued a major update to its Google Camera app. This update, which brought the app up to version 2.2, added two new panorama modes, 16:9 capture, and self-timer support. While this app update itself offered a great increase in functionality, it fell a bit short from...

[APK] Google Camera 2.2 Brings Self-Timer, 16:9 Capture, and Two New Panorama Modes

About a month and a half ago, Google launched their Google Camera app in the Play Store. The app brought many new features such as a faux depth-of-field blur feature similar to what we've seen in the HTC's Duo Camera System, but without the need for a separate sensor. While innovative, Google Camera was far from perfect,...

Google Search Now Lets You Set Reminders Entirely by Voice

Just yesterday, we talked about a Google Search backend update that brought the ability to set a timer when asked. Before this feature was added, timer requests were instead handled with an alarm. This may not sound like a very big change, but for frequently timer users, it's significantly more convenient. It seems, however, that timer functionality isn't...

Google Ups Ante on Enterprise BYOD Adoption Following Divide Acquisition

Although Android currently reigns supreme when it comes to overall, worldwide smartphone market share, this doesn't exactly hold true in all market segments. One key area in which Google's mobile juggernaut is lacking is enterprise. This should come as no surprise, because the nearly limitless diversity available within the Android ecosystem can also lead to...

[APK] Chrome 35.0.1916.122 Brings Undo Tab Close and Better Fullscreen Video out of Beta Channel

You may recall that early last month, Chrome Beta for Android gained better fullscreen video support, as well as the ability to undo closed tabs when it was updated to version 35.0.191634. Now one and a half months later, this feature has made it out of beta and into the 35.0.1916.122 stable build. So what does Chrome 35.0.1916.122 stable...

[Updated APKs] Google+ 4.4 Brings Updated UI, Auto Awesome Stories and Movies, Many More Photo-Related Goodies!

Update: The mirror for API11 (Android 3.0+) is now live, and can be found at the bottom of this post. Just yesterday, we saw Google release Gmail 4.8, which brought many new features such as the ability to save attachments directly to Google Drive. Now, Google has released yet another seemingly out-of-band update to another first party Android...

[APK Compendium] Google Play Services 4.4.52 for All Densities, and the Rest of This Week’s Updates

Google's first party application updates have been coming a bit out of band over the past few weeks. Rather than the typical "Google Update Wednesdays" that we've become accustomed to seeing, it's now not uncommon to see these Gapps updates appear seemingly at random. Since our last APK compendium, we've seen quite a few significant updates. This...

[APK] Google Play Store 4.8.19 Brings PayPal Payment Support

Earlier today, Hell froze over just a little bit when Google announced that PayPal payment support was on its way to the Google Play Store. At the time of the announcement, Google stated that this feature was going to be available starting today. And folks, they weren't kidding. Google Play Store 4.8.19 has now begun...

[APK] Google MyGlass 3 Brings Place Sharing from Maps on Android, Play Services Updated to 4.4.51

Late last night, we talked about an incremental update to Google Play Newsstand, which brought this mobile news app to version 3.2.1. Given the timing of the update and when it began hitting consumer devices, we figured that this is all that Google had in store for us on this Google Update Wednesday. Luckily, we were wrong,...

[APK] Google Play Newsstand Updated to 3.2.1

It's still Wednesday here at XDA headquarters in the Eastern US, and you know what that means. I'm of course talking about Google Update Wednesday. Unlike previous Wednesdays in recent memory, we're not graced with a barrage of updates. And given how seemingly off kilter these updates have been for the last two weeks, we're not too...

[APK Compendium] More Google Updates: Docs Again, Hangouts, and Play Services for All Device Resolutions

Update: Looks like we've gotten our hands on a new build of Google Wallet (2.0-R163-v18). It has been added to the list below. Update 2: And we now have one more application update: Google Play Newsstand 3.2.1. APK added below! Earlier today, we talked about how Google's first party application updates have seemingly been a bit wonky...

[APK] More App Updates: Camera, Docs, Drive, Google Now Launcher, and Google Play Services

The last two weeks have been a bit strange with regards to first party Google application updates. This all started last Thursday with a significant update to Google Play Music, bringing upgraded mobile playlist management. Then one day later, we saw a significant upgrade to Google Drive, which removed the application's native editing capabilities. Things then got really...