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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 20:45

Google Play Services, the company’s client-side library for allowing Android developers to easily use Google-powered features like Maps and Google+ in their apps, got a major update today that includes a number of interesting new feature. Many of these, Google notes, are meant to provide greater power savings, but the company says it has also made a number of performance improvements.

 

With this update, for example, developers can now use hardware-based GPS geofencing on devices that support it (including, for example, the Nexus 4). Battery consumption is one of the banes of location-based services, but Google says this technique can results in significantly lower battery usage.

 

To save even more battery, Google Play Services 3.2 now also allows the selection of a low-power mode for the Fused Location Provider, which manages Play Service’s location technology in the background, and a new Snapshot feature now allows developers to just display a bitmap image of the current map instead of an interactive map to improve performance and battery life.

 

Besides these location features, this update also brings a new and easily integrated simplified sharing control to Play Services for developers who use Google+ sign-ins. In addition, Google says, it has “taken the opportunity to add some butter to the Google+ sign-in animation” (a reference to Project Butter – Google’s initiative to make Android’s animations a bit more fluid).

 

For developers who want to integrate Photo Sphere, Google now added a compass mode, so users can now view them by simply moving their phones.

 

http://techcrunch.co...e-integrations/




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Posted 20 August 2013 - 21:15

It's the 3.2.25 that leaked a week or two ago btw



#3 shozilla

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 21:21

It's the 3.2.25 that leaked a week or two ago btw

 

3.2.25? That's odd.

 

I have 4.3.11 on mine.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 21:38

3.2.25? That's odd.

 

I have 4.3.11 on mine.

Google Play Services, not Google Play Store.



#5 shozilla

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 21:42

Google Play Services, not Google Play Store.

 

Oh.. where can I find the version for that?



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 21:46

Oh.. where can I find the version for that?

Settings -> Apps -> All -> Google Play Services



#7 shozilla

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 21:51

Settings -> Apps -> All -> Google Play Services

 

Ah, I see now.. Thanks..

 

I was confused earlier when stan posted the version number.  I was like WTF.. lol.. 

 

I get it now.    I have same version number as stan's post. I see why I got new "recent updated" section.. which is why I wasn't notified about Play update.