The Google Play System will be updated in July 2022 with the complete “Google Wallet” redesign, as well as certain new types of “multi-device experiences.”
While most of Android is open source and widely changeable, Google Play Services enable many of our phones’ most essential functions. That main app works in tandem with the Play Store and the monthly “Google Play system upgrades” for Android. Google consistently provides patch notes for this trio (also known as the “Google System”) once a month.
The quickest approach to see if Google Play Services on your phone needs to be updated is to follow a direct link to the app’s Play Store listing and update from there, if available. Tap your avatar in the corner, then “Settings,” to update the Play Store. You’ll see an option to “Update Play Store” under the “About” section. Meanwhile, you can find Google Play system updates in the Settings app, under About phone > Android version > Google Play system update.
The first set of July’s Play System update notes was issued a little later than normal this month, probably due to the first Monday being a holiday. The previously announced rebranding of Google Pay to “Google Wallet,” as well as the previously revealed Material You makeover, are included in the first wave.
Another piece describes how Android developers would be able to create “seamless multi-device experiences.” This most likely refers to the Nearby Share APIs revealed at Google I/O. Furthermore, it appears that Google’s July changes will change the “Data & Privacy” option in account settings.
Google Play System updates for July 2022
- [Phone] The section headers in the Data & Privacy tab of the Google account settings have a new appearance.
- [Phone] APIs for developers to build seamless multi-device experiences.
Google Play Store
- Improvements to Play-as-you-download feature to let gamers start playing mobile games while the app download continues to reduce waiting times.
- New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.
- Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.
- New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.
- Enhancements to Google Play Billing.
- Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.
- Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.
- [Phone] Provide an ability to filter the data plans available to purchase by various categories received from the Carrier.
- [Phone] Updates user experience to latest Google Material design, rebrands as “Google Wallet.”
- New developer features for Google and third-party app developers to support Maps-related developer services in their apps.
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