Google Pushing Out Series Of Android Updates – Music, Drive, and Wallet

By Prarthito Maity , Oct 04, 2012 12:25 PM EDT
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Google has planned a massive update for all its Android-based apps. Per reports, Android users are now getting update requests for a trio of Google apps, with the company releasing some general, minor tweaks for Google Wallet and Music, alongside a feature-rich update for Google Drive.

Although it is not clear as to what is new in Drive, the app has received some folder management tools, along with the capability to filter folders by the type of content they contain. Moreover, users now will be able to auto-sync pinned documents, and also print files using Google Print.

Additionally, a number of changes have been sent out for the Documents Editor, including comment support, font management, as well as pinch-to-zoom.

As far as Google Drive is concerned, the update's Changelog has also stated that the new update will bring a richer Google Presentations viewing experience, possibility of auto-sync while on 3G, a basic table support in Documents editor, option to resume interrupted uploads, and updates to gesture detection.

Google Music and Wallet also received a few minor updates and tweaks for a better overall experience. Music was updated previously when v4.3.609 was released with bug fixes and support for Google TV devices and expandable notifications in Jellybean. The new update, v4.3.615, now provides additional minor fixes.

However, it doesn't seem like Google has updated the Wallet changelog at all. The description states that the app now has access to cloud and that the Wallet supports any credit or debit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Moreover, these cards are available for in-store purchases using a phone with the Google Wallet app, or for online purchases at participating merchants. However, if the phone is lost, users can disable their mobile wallet from the 'Devices' section of This latest update also includes security and battery life improvements.

The new updates have arrived after it was reported that Google has released a new app called Field Trip that aims to provide users with a "guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things" in the world around them. The app is also said to work spontaneously and responds even when users have not asked for the information.

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