Google App Updates Galore: Hangouts, Cloud Print, Maps, Search, and More

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If Google decides to push out a bunch of updates to their suite of apps on any given day, Wednesdays are usually a good bet. Sure enough, we are seeing all sorts of apps receive updates today (Hangouts, Cloud Print, Google Search, Maps, Newsstand, and more), most of which don’t have changelogs or haven’t arrived on anyone’s device due to our favorite thing in the industry, staged rollouts for updates. Thankfully, this is the internet, which means that some people are bound to be a part of that initial wave. Some of those delightful people also like to share their treasures.

Below, we’ve started a list of the apps that are being updated, along with download links and changelogs (as we have them). We will try to update this throughout the day. 


Google Drive

  • New 1×1 widget for faster document scanning
  • Support for animated GIFs
  • Bug fixes

Google Search

  • No official changelog, but we’re now seeing a Google Now Launcher if you have a Nexus 5 or the Google Experience Launcher (GoogleHome.apk)  installed on your device.
  • Pretty sure that the “TV & video” section in the magic wand in Google Now is new as well.

Google Play Newsstand

  • After updating, we’re seeing new “Mini cards” and a widget.

Hangouts, Google Maps, Cloud Print

  • Nothing major listed yet




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