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Google’s Drive, Wallet, and Play Music Receive Updates for Android

Just now, Google’s teams have pushed out updates for three of their widely used applications – Google Wallet, Play Music, and Google Drive. For the most part, only Wallet and Drive have received new “features” so we’ll go over those. For Wallet users, the app includes new security and battery improvements as well as other fixes that should make the app more stable. Can never argue with that.

Google Drive app users have received the largest additions such as creating new folders, an update to gesture controls, pinch-to-zoom document editors, and lots more. As for Play Music, it’s merely some bug fixes with nothing new being added. Go get your updates!

Google Wallet | Google Play Music | Google Drive

Cheers David!

  • JazzoRenee

    Has anyone ever tired to use S voice to open Google Play It does not work you have to still say Android Market.

  • Levi

    Droid Life it would be great if in the future you could the apk as many of us are unable to get it from the play store. Thank you to all the fine people who posted links to it. Much appreciated.

  • No matter how you look at it, services such as googledrive and dropbox only provide 5gb of cloud storage, thus as a user you are extremely limited. I recommend you guys check out 4sync, they offer 15gb of free storage and arguably have the best access across all platforms.

  • C’mon Google…please add the option to purchase more Google Play Music space. Limiting us to 20,000 songs without the option to even “purchase” more is crazy.

  • still no gapless playback on the play music. sticking with POWERAMP

  • Anyone know where I might find that background?

  • NexusMan

    Those “mere” bug fixes in Google Play Music are VERY welcome, as I’ve had many problems with the app since receiving the Jellybean OTA from Verizon.

  • juniorsgv

    wait so does this work for s3 verizon as well?

  • What wallpaper is that?

  • add podcasts to Play Music already….. ughh

  • Benjamin Sicard

    Used Wallet through NFC for the first time last week to buy gas. It really was extremely simple and quick, and I do feel better about having more of the authentication in my hands.

    It’d be nice if more places started supporting this payment method. Though I’m sure I’m one of the lucky ones that has a few in my immediate area that are sufficient for a considerable amount of my purchases(CVS and Hess).

    Also, a big thanks to the apk providers in the community. I have a Verizon Galaxy Nexus and wouldn’t be able to enjoy the look of bewilderment and confusion on the clerks’ faces every time I use Wallet if it weren’t for you.

    On a side note, this is my last contract with Verizon. I’ll be buying my next Nexus from Google and activating it on whatever happens to be the best available to it at the time.

    • Larizard

      I’ve always steered clear from the “W” icon on my GNex running Bugless Beast, in fear of ruining my phone’s secure element. But this time I’m sideloading this apk and trying it out today. I can’t wait!

  • brkshr

    Nobody cares about Google Shopper getting updated? Hahahahaha

  • Gabriel Copp

    does anyone know if they’ve fixed the song limit error for Music? I’m at 5K songs, but when I try to add more, I always get the “you’ve reached the 20K song limit” message? I keep hoping updates will fix this, but no luck yet and their site just says it’s unresolved. I know this is not really the “proper” place to put this up, but the Droid Life community seems more knowledgeable than a lot of other sites I’ve researched.

  • But we still can’t pinch zoom in the Gmail app. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Chris Pinola

    I think Disqus thinks I’m a spammer now, I was just trying to make things easy for other people -_-
    List of mirrors: http://pastebin.com/w0wUUQEg

  • Cheers to all who have posted links to the .apk. You are scholars and gentlemen or gentlewomen.

  • Sideloaded, still says unsupported device. Not sure if it will work or not. Verizon GNex running the latest BB.

    • BrianLipp

      Unsupported is there because you rooted your phone, and rooting removes some of the security hurdles that people would have to get around to access information on your phone. Its just there in case someone steals your info, its not Google’s fault because you rooted and changed stuff at the system level

    • mpledzeppelin2

      It will still work but you won’t get any updates for the app.

    • Thanks for that. As you probably know, unsupported devices (Gnex rooted JB) can’t get them from the Play Store

  • k_nivesout

    To get wallet on your toro just edit your build.prop to Maguro, reboot, download from play store, change the build.prop back, reboot and you’re good to go.

  • The question remains unsolved…will Verizon ever allow the use of Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus?

    • CodeToJoy

      At this point, the answer is looking more and more like a solid no. They aren’t making any money off it, so they have no reason to support it, especially with the rumored payment system of their own they are working on.

      • SamsungFTW

        How about the loss of money they will experience when customers who don’t appreciate being manipulated into using a prorietary (and NOT FREE) program switch to Sprint, who does not try to ****block? Or the money they will loose when the gentleman who had them fined $1.25 million for blocking tethering apps brings another law suit against them? The carriers should really evaluate the possbile scenarios fully, and if they do they will see they stand to make more money keeping customers in $80 a month contracts for the next 2 years than off of the people they force into a small fee that they may have CHOSEN to pay if they used the app without being forced in the first place.

  • Chris Pinola

    Extracted from my Nexus 7 http://www.mediafire.com/?8c258qevnxq4tx8
    Just installed on my VZW Galaxy Nexus running AOKP JB3 right on top of last version, seems to work fine.

  • JSIN

    Most of us cant download google wallet so it would be swell of you to go ahead and post the apk for us when you post news like this.
    Thank you

  • I guess it’s time to get over to XDA and see if any devs have gotten another hacked apk together. I love Wallet. Piss on Verizon for screwing us SGS3 and Nexus users out of an awesome app!

  • I have a feeling none of these app descriptions were updated from the last time (except for GMusic). Correct me if I’m wrong…

    • Yeah I know for sure creating new folders on drive was in the last release.

  • Anyone want to upload the new Google wallet for a poor Galaxy Nexus user?

  • kniceguy

    Any chance a simpleton like myself on Verizon can get an updated Wallet .apk from our wonderful droid-life community?

  • Shawn Dreelin

    I side loaded Google Wallet on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Anyone have a link to the APK for the new version????

  • Rich R.

    Still no Google Wallet for Verizon Galaxy Nexus after Jelly Bean update – urghhh

    • ceejw

      Does sideloading the apk no longer work?

      • BrianLipp

        it works if you sideload, the Store just blocks any updates since the last update

        • ceejw

          Right that’s what I thought. I’m on bugless beast and didn’t know if the official update had blocked even using the sideloaded apk.

          • moelsen8

            Been like this for a long time now. Market trick no longer works.