Google has updated a few of its key Android apps namely, Play Games, Play Music and Google Search.

*Google Play Games


The Google Play Games app has been updated to version 1.6.07 (1129543-38) (Android 4.0+). This app provides a redesigned slide-out navigation bar and shows notifications for gifts and requests. Also, the linked Profile pic has replaced ‘My Activity’ and ‘Matches’ has been renamed as ‘Inbox’ now.

*Google Play Music


The Google Play Music app has been updated to version 5.5.1509O.1140258 (Android 2.2+). This app offers more controls over your playlists as you can edit them. You can also share the playlists if you make them public first.

* Google Search


The Google Search app has been updated to version (Android 4.1+). This includes ‘Automatic parking detection’ that will help you to find the location where you have parked your car. You can see parking location cards in Google Now.

Other new features include:

  • A centralized list for nicknames now available under ‘Accounts & privacy’
  • ‘Help’ and ‘Send feedback’ changed to a single item ‘Help & feedback’
  • Some of the settings can be opened by voice
  • Offline mode does not clear all cards; it keeps cards from the last update
  • Detailed Watch now card available with episode numbers and other data

Updates for the Android apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or their APK files can be downloaded from the links given above.