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[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...

Oracle Wins Appeal Against Google, APIs CAN Be Copyrighted

You may recall that in the middle of 2010, Google and Oracle began a bitter and somewhat protracted battle in court to decide whether Google infringed on Oracle's patents during the creation of Android. Essentially, this all boiled down to the question of whether APIs can be copyrighted. But in the middle of 2012, Judge William Alsup ruled that these APIs were...

[Updated APKs] Google Play Services 4.4 Brings Street View API, Activity Recognition, Game Services Update, Wallet Fragments, and More

Update: Many thanks once again to XDA Portal Supporter MihirGosai, who has sent in the APKs for all the screen size variants of Google Play Services 4.4. They can be found at the bottom of this post. ______ Today, we've seen a spattering of first-party Android application updates. We first were given a nice update to the Google Camera application, which restored...

[APK] Google Wallet, Search, YouTube, Docs, Sheets, and Cloud Print Receive Minor Updates [Update: Drive Too!]

Update: It looks like Google Drive also received a minor update to version 1.3.144.25 (up from last week's 1.3.144.17). We've gone ahead and mirrored it at the bottom of this post. Many thanks to XDA Portal Supporter MihirGosai for the heads up and APK! Well folks, we've got ourselves yet another Google Update Wednesday! Earlier today, Google issued a fairly substantial update...

[APK] Google Camera 2.1 Brings Ability to Take Snapshots while Recording Video

A little under a month ago, Google released the brand new Google Camera app to the Google Play Store. Offering many new effects, including a fantastic emulated depth-of-field blur capability, the new Google Camera app quickly became a favorite for many. Despite the new Google Camera app's added functionality over the previous stock Android camera, it also lost...

[Updated APKs] Google Maps 8 Brings Lane Guidance, Offline Maps Management, Location Filters, Uber Support, and Improved Public Transit

Update: We've added a mirror for the API17 (Android 4.2+) version in addition to the API18 (4.3+) version initially posted. Update 2: Thanks again to Senior Member MihirGosai for providing us with the last APK for Android 4.0+ (API14). _____ What in the world!? Two first party Google application updates on a day other than Wednesday within the span of one...

Google Now Backend Update Tells You When a Product You’ve Looked Up is Nearby

Over the last year, Google has been steadily bolstering the capabilities of its nearly telepathic Google Now service. With the most recent app update, Google Now gained the ability to automatically detect and keep track of where you've parked. However, not every increase in functionality requires a new Google Search APK. Not too long ago, we talked about...

[APK] Google Drive 1.3 Removes Editing Capabilities–You May Want to Pass for Now

Two days ago, Google released the new standalone Docs and Sheets apps. While Docs and Sheets offered a dramatically improved editing experience compared to what was previously available through the official Google Drive app, many quickly felt these new additions were redundant. After all, users could previously edit documents and spreadsheets directly through the Google Drive app, as well as the recently...

[APK] Google Play Music 5.5 Brings Mobile Playlist Management

It is now officially Thursday everywhere around the globe, but mere technicalities such as the calendar day can't hold us Google down. What in the world could we be possibly talking about? Well, Google decided to continue its Update "Wednesday" with yet another app update. Previously we saw two new apps appear (Docs and Sheets), as well...

[APK] Google Search 3.4 Brings Parking Location Card, New Reminder Interface, and Custom Nickname Management

Earlier today, Google released standalone versions of its Docs and Sheets apps.  But this wasn't all that Google had in store for us this Update Wednesday. The Google Search app has just received a major update to version 3.4.15.1143430, up from the previously available 3.3.11.1069658 build. And as one would expect from a major point revision update, this release brings...