Google System Release Notes Archive

Important: These release notes include updates and improvements for versions of Google System from 2021 to 2023. For the latest release notes, go here instead.
Google System updates make your Android devices more secure and reliable and give you new and useful features. They include updates from Google to the Android operating system, Google Play Store, and Google Play services. Google System updates are available for phones, tablets, Android TV and Google TV devices, Android Auto-enabled vehicles, Wear OS devices, and Chrome OS devices. Learn more about Google System updates.

Every week, the Google Play Store provides:

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.

2023

December 2023

Google Play services v23.50 (2023-12-20)

Device Connectivity

  • [Wear] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity related processes in their apps.

Developer Services

  • [Phone] You can now give feedback on QR barcode detection issues.
  • [Phone] New settings entry point added for the Privacy Sandbox on Android 11.

Google Play services v23.49 (2023-12-13)

Support

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you’ll get updates to the user education experience for new Android features.

System Management

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] With updates to system management services, you’ll get improved battery life, device performance, and network usage.

Google Play Store v38.8 (2023-12-11)

  • [Phone] You will be able to watch app videos in full screen by default to improve the viewing experience.
  • [Phone] In the “Ads” section of the search results, you can find that more advertisers have provided info about their apps.
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] New feature to help you uninstall apps on connected devices.
  • [Phone] You will now see a smaller version of an icon on some app listings on Apps & Games tabs to better identify apps to install.

Google Play services v23.48 (2023-12-06)

Account Management

  • [Phone] Redesign of the existing Google Settings UI architecture and a refresh of settings screens (Android Settings → Google).
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for Account Management related services.

Developer Services

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Location & Context related processes in their apps.
  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Location & Context related processes in their apps.

Utilities

  • [Phone] You can find improvements to device and photo backup flow.

System Management

  • [Phone] With updates to the Play Games app, you no longer have to install the app to show in-game screens.

Google Play Store v38.7 (2023-12-04)

  • [Phone] You can now install apps directly from list cards that appear on homepages.

Adaptive Connectivity Services p.2023.48 (2023-12-01)

  • [Phone] Improvements to stability, bug fixes and performance optimizations.

November 2023

Android WebView v120 (2023-11-29)

  • Improvements to security and privacy and updates for bug fixes.
  • New developer features for Google & 3rd party app developers to support functionality related to displaying web content in their apps.
Important: Some features may be experimental and available to certain users.

Google Play services for AR v1.41 (2023-11-28)

  • [Phone] Updated list of supported devices.
  • [Phone] Various performance improvements and bug fixes.

Google Play Store v38.6 (2023-11-27)

  • [Phone] You may now see Play Points weekly rewards on the Play Store homepages.

Google Play system update (2023-11-27)

  • [Phone] Updates to system management services that improve Device Connectivity, Network Usage, Security, Stability, and Updatability.
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.

Google Play services v23.46 (2023-11-22)

System Management

  • [Phone] With the Happiness Tracking Surveys feature, you can get surveys to measure your satisfaction with Google features on your phone.

Android System Intelligence T.38/U.13 (2023-11-21)

  • [Phone] Speech language pack bug fixes.

Google Play Store v38.5 (2023-11-20)

  • [Phone] Explore more right after you install an app. You will now see app recommendations based on the app you just installed on new places in the Google Play Store.
  • [Phone] Support for new buttons to make editorial pages more interactive.

Google Play services v23.45 (2023-11-15)

Developer Services

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Machine Learning & AI related processes in their apps.
  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Machine Learning & AI related processes in their apps.
  • [Phone] You can now add boarding passes and health cards to your Wallet by scanning a QR code.

Device Connectivity

  • [Wear] Notification to enable Backup on Wear.

System Management

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy.
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.

Google Play Store v38.4 (2023-11-13)

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Google Play Protect provides further protection against permissions abuse.
  • [Phone] Users can now automatically install apps on connected devices from ads when searching in the Play Store.

Google Play services v23.44 (2023-11-08)

Utilities

  • [Auto, Phone] For fields that are detected as email addresses, Autofill with Google will provide email addresses from saved usernames.

Wallet

  • [Phone] Allow users to digitize their corporate ID in Google Wallet.
  • [Phone] Notify users for cards in their Wallet application which are pending identity verification.

Google Play Store v38.3 (2023-11-06)

  • [Phone] Makes your search results experience better by showing an icon that will take you right to the app or game.
  • [Phone] New feature to help you uninstall apps on connected devices.
  • [Phone] Updated design for Google Play Protect information cards.
  • [Phone] Added a prompt to remind you to enable notifications when pre-registering for an app.

Google Play services v23.43 (2023-11-01)

Developer Services

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Analytics & Diagnostics related processes in their apps.
  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Analytics & Diagnostics related processes in their apps.

System Management

  • [Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Updatability.
October 2023

Account Management

  • [Auto, Phone] Bug fixes for Account Management related services.[2]

Android System Intelligence

  • [Phone] Bug fixes for Offline Speech Recognition settings.[13]
  • [Pixel] Bug fixes for Live translate.[13]

Android WebView

  • Improvements to security and privacy and updates for bug fixes.[6][10]
  • New developer features for Google & 3rd party app developers to support functionality related to displaying web content in their apps.[6][10]

Important: Some features may be experimental and available to certain users.

Developer Services

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Utilities related processes in their apps.[3]

Device Connectivity

  • [Phone] Support to connect your watch to multiple phones seamlessly.[3]
  • [Phone] Content received over Nearby Share is stored in a new location.[4]
  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity related processes in their apps.[4]
  • [Phone] Nearby Share is disabled in work profiles.[2]

Google Play Store

  • [Phone] New design on the app details page to help you discover and learn about apps for your non-phone devices.[7]
  • [Phone] You'll be able to add apps to your Google Play library directly when apps ask Google Play to download new content or functionality.[7]
  • [Phone] Payments legal documents being shown on a dedicated acceptance screen that the user must accept to proceed with the purchase.[11]
  • [Phone] When tapping on an ad, the image used on the card will be viewable as a screenshot on the Details Page.[15]
  • [Phone] You can now decide if Google Play can update an app that was installed by a different app store.[8]
  • [Wear] Users can now install and set watch faces directly from the Play store listing and opt in to always automatically set watchfaces upon install.[8]
  • [Phone] Users will see the contents in the SERP as “cards” which should help differentiate organic results from other elements.[8]
  • [Wear] Warning messages are now visible on detail pages for apps that are prone to crashes.[8]
  • [Phone] Some users will be presented with an option to tell the Play Store about the categories of games they are interested in.[8]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Route Google Wallet notifications through the Google Wallet app, if present.[3]
  • [Wear] Enabling push provisioning for Wearables.[5]
  • [Phone] Support adding Wallet passes from images containing barcodes or QR codes.[5]

System Management

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Stability.[3]
  • [Phone] Updates to system management services that improve Device Connectivity, Network Usage, Security, Stability, and Updatability.[1]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.[1]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy.[2]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy.[5]
  • [Phone] Updates to system management services that improve Device Connectivity, Network Usage, Security, Stability, and Updatability.[12]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.[12]
[1]Available through Google Play system update for September
[2]Available through Google Play services v23.41 updated on 10/18/2023
[3]Available through Google Play services v23.39 updated on 10/4/2023
[4]Available through Google Play services v23.40 updated on 10/11/2023
[5]Available through Google Play services v23.42 updated on 10/25/2023
[6]Available through Android WebView v118 updated on 10/4/2023
[7]Available through Google Play Store v37.8 updated on 10/2/2023
[8]Available through Google Play Store v38.2 updated on 10/30/2023
[10]Available through Android WebView v119 updated on 10/25/2023
[11]Available through Google Play Store v37.9 updated on 10/09/2023
[12]Available through Google Play system update for October
[13]Available through Android System Intelligence T.37/U.12 updated on 10/30/2023
[15]Available through Google Play Store v38.1 updated on 10/23/2023

September 2023

Account Management

  • [Phone] This feature changes the device-level phone number verification consent setting UI under Google Settings.[7]
  • [Phone] Better animation for profile picture within My Google.[7]

Android WebView

  • Improvements to security and privacy and updates for bug fixes.[6][9][10][11]
  • New developer features for Google & 3rd party app developers to support functionality related to displaying web content in their apps.[6][9][10][11]
  • [Phone, PC, Tablet, Auto, TV] New keyboard shortcuts for productivity.[6]
  • [Phone, Tablet] New Stylus Rich Gestures support from Android U+ to improve device usability.[6]
  • [Phone, Tablet] Support the standard trackpad gestures on Android U+ for productivity.[11]

Important: Some features may be experimental and available to certain users.

Developer Services

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Maps related processes in their apps.[8]
  • [Auto, Phone, TV] Bug fixes for Developer Services related services.[8]
  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Maps related processes in their apps.[7]

Google Play Store

  • [Phone] A new settings page makes it simpler for you to manage your survey choices and preferences.[4]
  • [Phone] You'll see video trailers in some search results for media & entertainment apps.[3]
  • [Phone] Google Play Protect install-time protection now performs real-time threat detection for new apps.[3]
  • To improve the store experience for tablet and Chromebook users, we're introducing a new multicolumn layout on homepages.[12]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] Adding Pin Protocol support for Fido2 on Android Platform.[2]

Wallet

  • [Phone] New email preference settings in Wallet.[2]
  • [Phone] This feature enables better card management in Japan.[2]
  • [Phone] Verify the card added via Play or Youtube to make online and in-store purchases.[7]

System Management

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Network Usage and Privacy.[2]
  • [Phone] Changed terms of service for auto updates in setup screen.[2]
  • [Auto] Assistant Controls will now be shown on the Google Terms of Services Screen.[5]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Stability.[8]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.[8]
  • [TV] Updates to system management services that improve Network Usage.[7]
[2]Available through Google Play services v23.35 updated on 09/6/2023
[3]Available through Google Play Store v37.5 updated on 09/11/2023
[4]Available through Google Play Store v37.4 updated on 09/4/2023
[5]Available through Google Play services v23.36 updated on 09/13/2023
[6]Available through Android WebView v114 system update for September 2023
[7]Available through Google Play services v23.38 updated on 09/27/2023
[8]Available through Google Play services v23.37 updated on 09/20/2023
[9]Available through Android WebView v115 system update for September 2023
[10]Available through Android WebView v116 system update for September 2023
[11]Available through Android WebView v117 system update for September 2023
[12]Available through Google Play Store v37.7 updated on 09/25/2023

August 2023

Account Management

  • [Auto] Bug fixes for Account Management related services.[4]
  • [Auto] Streamlined the experience for signing into your Google Account with your phone.[5]

Device Connectivity

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity related processes in their apps.[3]
  • [Phone] Guest mode setting in Cast is now deprecated.[3]

Google Play Store

  • [Phone] Change ads badge text from “Ads” to “Sponsored” across all of the Play Store surfaces.[7]
  • [Auto, TV, Wear] Improve your ability to report illegal content and enable user sentiment tracking for apps and Play reviews.[7]

Safety & Emergency

  • [Phone, Wear] Improvements to Android Emergency Location Service to help call takers and first responders reduce emergency response times.[3]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] Integrate Password Checkup and tracker alerts into Security and privacy settings.[4] 
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for Security & Privacy related services.[6]

Support

  • [Phone] Relevant snippets from help articles will now be shown directly in the Feedback flow.[3]

Wallet

  • [Phone, Wear] Adding wallet to additional countries.[5]

System Management

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.[2]
  • [Auto] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy.[2]
  • [Phone] Improve the profile creation flow for a subset of Google accounts.[4]
  • [Auto] When TOS acceptance is required to use Google apps and services, guest users must also accept TOS at least once every 24 hours.[4]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy.[4]
  • [Auto] Updates to system management services that improve Media Support.[4]
  • [Phone] New "Recommended" tab with static feature recommendations in Google Settings.[3]
  • [Phone] Updates to system management services that improve Device Connectivity, Network Usage, Security, Stability, and Updatability.[1]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.[1]
[1]Available through Google Play system update for August.
[2]Available through Google Play services v23.30 updated on 08/2/2023
[3]Available through Google Play services v23.33 updated on 08/23/2023
[4]Available through Google Play services v23.32 updated on 08/16/2023
[5]Available through Google Play services v23.31 updated on 08/9/2023
[6]Available through Google Play services v23.34 updated on 08/30/2023
[7]Available through Google Play Store v37.0 updated on 08/7/2023

July 2023

Account Management

  • [Phone] With the new API, users  can create their Family group on a better user interface.[4]
  • [Phone] Migrate native Google Kids Space opt-in flow to a web based flow.[4]

Device Connectivity

  • [Wear] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity related processes in their apps.[3]
  • [Phone] Use QR code to connect devices for sharing.[4]
  • [Wear] Improvements to the kids device setup flow.[4]

Google Play Store

  • [Phone] You can now see whether new events, updates, offers, and content are available within an app or game while you are browsing the Play Store.[5]
  • [Phone] You will see updated display designs for events, updates, offers and editorial content.[6]
  • [Phone] For screen reader users, the "Screen reader-friendly" tag will appear first in the list of tags on the Details Page.[6]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Improved app installation on devices with low free storage space.[6]
  • [Phone] You’ll be able to see more videos about apps, games, and content across Google Play.[7]
  • [Phone] VPN Search results for VPN apps include new information about app security. Loan In India, search results for loan apps include new information about data safety and ways to get help.[7]
  • [Wear] You can now see detailed app information and install apps directly from search results.[9]
  • [Auto, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to the App Details page to help you get a better sense of who the app developer is, so you can make more informed, confident decisions.[8]
  • [Phone] Allow automatic updates over limited mobile data of Google Play apps for users who do not have regular access to WIFI.[8]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Some system services, such as Webview and Adaptive Connectivity Services, will be updated through Google System updates and will be prioritized when an update is available.[8]

Utilities

  • [Phone] Integrate Backup and Restore within Security and Privacy settings.[4]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Visual updates to easily distinguish Wallet object types in Settings.[4]
  • [Phone] We're adding a way to share your valuables in Google Wallet.[4]
  • [Phone] Improvements to the notification Autofill users receive when they've added a new card.[4]

System Management

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Stability.[3]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.[3]
  • [Phone, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Battery Life.[4]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Device Performance and Stability.[4]
  • [TV] System services updates opt-out may now also affect automatic OTAs on TV.[10] 
  • [Phone] Updates to system management services that improve Device Connectivity, Network Usage, Security, Stability, and Updatability.[1]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.[1]
[1]Available through Google Play system update for July.
[3]Available through Google Play services v23.26 updated on 07/5/2023
[4]Available through Google Play services v23.28 updated on 07/19/2023
[5]Available through Google Play Store v36.5 updated on 07/3/2023
[6]Available through Google Play Store v36.6 updated on 07/10/2023
[7]Available through Google Play Store v36.7 updated on 07/17/2023
[8]Available through Google Play Store v36.9 updated on 07/31/2023
[9]Available through Google Play Store v36.8 updated on 07/24/2023
[10]Available through Google Play services v23.29 updated on 07/26/2023

June 2023

Account Management

  • [Phone] New alerts and recommendations to secure your Google Account.[6]

Developer Services

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Location & Context related processes in their apps.[9]

Device Connectivity

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Bug fixes for Device Connections related services.[2]

Google Play Store

  • [Phone] Updates to search result and ad formats for app-specific search queries.[5]
  • [Phone] Improved ads loading latency on Home Page.[7]
  • [Phone] On select search results, you can now see key app and game highlights from what users are saying in their reviews.[7]
  • [Phone] We are introducing a new tab where you’ll find fresh and timely events, offers, launches, and content about apps and games for you.[8]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] Enhancing Fido UI on Android Platform.[4]
  • [Auto, Phone] Password Manager supports import of passwords, management of local Chrome passwords and account switching.[9]

Utilities

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Utilities related processes in their apps.[2]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Gpay support for foldable devices.[6]
  • [Phone] Control to Opt-out of fun animations after you complete a payment or use a pass.[6]
  • [Phone] With the new dynamic Google Pay button, users of your application can see details of the last used card directly on the button surface.[4]
  • [Phone] New animations displayed after successful tap and pay transaction using Google Wallet.[9]

System Management

  • [TV] A reminder dialog for pending system updates has been added.[6]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Network Usage and Stability.[2]
  • [Phone] Adding HaTS Survey.[4]
[2]Available through Google Play services v23.23 updated on 06/14/2023
[4]Available through Google Play services v23.24 updated on 06/21/2023
[5]Available through Google Play Store v36.1 updated on 06/5/2023
[6]Available through Google Play services v23.22 updated on 06/7/2023
[7]Available through Google Play Store v36.3 updated on 06/19/2023
[8]Available through Google Play Store v36.4 updated on 06/26/2023
[9]Available through Google Play services v23.25 updated on 06/28/2023

May 2023

 

Account Management

  • [Auto] Re-ordering of the existing sign-in methods to prioritize mobile sign-in by moving the mobile sign-in options above the car sign-in option.[2]
  • [Phone] Improves navigation on the Data & Privacy page of Google account settings - adds a table of contents with links to scroll to individual sections of the page.[6]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for Account Management related services.[7]
  • [Auto] Bug fixes for Account Management related services.[7]

Device Connectivity

  • [Wear] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity related processes in their apps.[2]
  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity related processes in their apps.[8]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for Device Connections related services.[8]
  • [Wear] Support for kids' device setup.[9]

Developer Services

  • [Wear] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity related processes in their apps.[2]
  • [Phone] Changed location of Ads entry in Privacy settings.[6]
  • [Phone] Zoom-in the camera automatically for easier scanning if the barcode is too small.[7]
  • [PC, Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Ads related processes in their apps.[2]

Google Play Store

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]
  • [Phone] Improve your ability to report illegal content and enable user sentiment tracking for apps and Play reviews.[5]
  • [Phone] To make install information more accessible, we’re enabling users to browse app details pages directly within Play search results on large screens.[5]
  • [Phone] New formats for details pages on large screen devices.[5]
  • [Auto] Updates to refund flow for Play on Android Auto.[6]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] Passwords can be imported to the Google Password Manager on Android.[2]

Utilities

  • [Phone] Turning off sync with Google Contacts sync will now remove the previously synced contacts from your Android phone.[8]

Wallet

  • [Phone] New animations displayed after successful tap and pay transaction using Google Wallet at NYC MTA stations.[2]
  • [Phone, Wear] Adding wallet to additional countries.[7]
  • [Phone] Make IDs in Google Wallet available to more users.[9]

System Management

  • [Wear] Changes to streamline the system updater experience during initial setup.[2]
  • [Auto] Updated language for location toggle in setup wizard.[9]
  • [Phone] Updates to system management services that improve Device Connectivity, Network Usage, Security, Stability, and Updatability.[1]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.[1]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Stability and Updatability.[10]
[1]Available through Google Play system update for May.
[2]Available through Google Play services v23.17 updated on 05/3/2023
[3][4]Available through Google Play Store v35.6 updated on 05/1/2023
[5]Available through Google Play Store v35.7 updated on 05/8/2023
[6]Available through Google Play Store v35.8 updated on 05/15/2023
[7]Available through Google Play services v23.19 updated on 05/17/2023
[8]Available through Google Play services v23.20 updated on 05/24/2023
[9]Available through Google Play services v23.21 updated on 05/31/2023
[10]Available through Google Play services v23.18 updated on 05/10/2023

April 2023

Account Management

  • [Auto, Phone, TV, Wear] String improvements to Google sign-in screen shown on enterprise devices.[9]

Device Connectivity

  • [Phone] Helpful instructions to discover Nearby receiving device.[5]

Developer Services

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Maps & Device Performance related developer services in their apps.[5]

Google Play Store

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone] Users can allow apps and games to download over cellular data from the download notification while waiting for Wi-Fi.[2]
  • [Phone] With this update, you will have direct access to My Ad Center.[2]
  • [Phone] When starting a search, you can now see suggestions for apps with limited-time events as well as sponsored suggestions next to your past searches.[6]

Location & Context

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Support an API to read the value of the Google Location Accuracy setting.[7]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] Adding support for Fido2 on the Android Platform.[4]

Utilities

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Utilities related processes in their apps.[7]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Adds education screens for passes that can be redeemed with Smart Tap.[9]

System Management

  • [Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Battery Life.[5]
  • [Phone] New functionality allowing users to search for Play Store apps from the All Apps search box on Android devices.[5]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy and Stability.[4]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.[1]
  • [Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Battery Life.[5]
  • [Phone] Updates to system management services that improve Device Connectivity, Network Usage, Security, Stability, and Updatability.[1]
  • [Phone] Support for daylight savings time changes in Egypt and Morocco.[1]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.[7]
[1]Available through Google Play system update for April.
[2]Available through Google Play Store v35.2 updated on 04/03/2023
[3]Available through Google Play Store v35.0 updated on 04/01/2023
[4]Available through Google Play services v23.14 updated on 04/12/2023
[5]Available through Google Play services v23.13 updated on 04/5/2023
[6]Available through Google Play Store v35.3 updated on 04/10/2023
[7]Available through Google Play services v23.15 updated on 04/19/2023
[8]Available through Google Play Store v35.5 updated on 04/24/2023
[9]Available through Google Play services v23.16 updated on 04/26/2023

March 2023

Account Management

  • [Auto] [Phone] Update the design of cards shown on Google Account.[5]
  • [Phone]Adding account settings support for kids profile on the Android platform.[5]
  • [Auto] Update activity controls by scanning QR code from your mobile.[6]
  • [Phone] Enhancements on the user experience of some supervised accounts.[6]

Device Connectivity

  • [Phone] Enable self share on pre-T Android devices.[6]

Google Play Store

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[4]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[4]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[4]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[4]
  • [Phone] Users will have the ability to automatically make apps that they are installing on Phones & Tablets, available on other connected Android devices such as Watch, TV and Chromebooks.[4]
  • [Phone] Adding the ability to provide feedback about the rows of apps and games that are seen. [7]
  • [Phone] Allow automatic updates over limited mobile data of Google Play apps for users who do not have regular access to WIFI.[9]
  • [Phone] Introducing Google Play’s new color palette that aligns with Google Material 3 guidelines.[10]

Utilities

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Utilities related developer services in their apps.[2]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for utilities related services.[5]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Wallet users can selectively exclude loyalty cards imported from Gmail.[1]
  • [Phone] New animations displayed after successful tap and pay transaction using Google Wallet. [1]
  • [Phone] Improved Google Maps banner that will enhance user's transit experience by surfacing contextual content from their Google Wallet. Also enhances user's experience for multi-leg and multi-agency trips.[5]
  • [Phone] Adding support for wireless use of Digital Car Keys. It is an implementation of CCC Digital Key specification Release 3.[3]

Developer Services

  • [Phone] [PC] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Ads & Privacy related developer services in their apps.[5]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Location & Context and Device Performance related processes in their apps.[6]
  • [Phone] Add motion photo badge to photo picker backport.[6]

System Management

  • [Auto] [TV] [Phone] [Wear OS] [PC] Updates to System Management, and Usability services that improve Battery Life, Device Storage, and Network Usage.[1]
  • [Auto] [TV] [Phone] [Wear OS] [PC] Updates to system management services that improve stability.[2]
  • [Phone] Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, device performance, network usage, privacy, security, stability, and updatability.[8]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for system management & diagnostics related services.[8]
  • [Phone] Inform the players that they can play the game on Google Play Games on PC.[6]
[1]Available through Google Play services v08.23 updated on 03/01/2023
[2]Available through Google Play services v09.23 updated on 03/08/2023
[3]Available through Google Play services v10.23 updated on 03/15/2023
[5]Available through Google Play services v11.23 updated on 03/22/2023
[6]Available through Google Play services v12.23 updated on 03/29/2023
[4]Available through Google Play Store v34.8 updated on 03/6/2023
[7]Available through Google Play Store v34.9 updated on 03/13/2023
[8]Available through Google Play system update for March.
[9]Available through Google Play Store v35.1 updated on 03/27/2023
[10]Available through Google Play Store v35.0 updated on 03/20/2023

February 2023

Critical Fixes

  • [Phone] Bug fixes for system management & diagnostics, and utilities related services.[1]

Account Management

  • [Phone] Improved user experience for parents to give consent on behalf of supervised accounts.[8]

Device Connectivity

  • [Phone] Pin Nearby Sharing heads up notification to screen when shown.[2]
  • [Phone] Add audio and tactile feedback to Nearby Share.[8]
  • [Phone] Performance improvement to the nearby share discovery process.[8]
  • [Phone] Improved Media Notification with virtual remote button for better media controls.[6]

Google Play Store

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]
  • With LiveOps reporting, you can report bad in-app events, offers, and updates from Apps & Games.[4]
  • [Phone] Learn more about search results by expanding them directly in the search results page.[7]
  • [Phone] Improved filters on Books top charts and genres.[7]

Utilities

  • [Phone] Bug fixes for Account Management, and System Management & Diagnostics related services.[5]
  • [Phone] Add autofill support for valuable cards from Google Wallet.[8]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Updated user experience within Google Pay to send money internationally to IN users using recipient's phone number via third party services.[5]
  • [Phone] This feature provides improvements to the Google Pay experience in Japan.[6]
  • [Phone] Update appearances for transit card and payment screens.[8]
  • [Phone, TV] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Ads, Digital Wallet & Payments, and Maps related developer services in their apps.[2][4][5]

Developer Services

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Machine Learning & AI related developer services in their apps.[2]

  • [Phone, TV] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Ads, and Maps related developer services in their apps.[2][5]
  • [Auto] [TV] [Phone] [Wear OS] [PC] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Analytics & Diagnostics related developer services in their apps.[6]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, network usage, security, stability, and updatability.[1]
  • [Phone] Updates to System Management, and Usability services that improve Device Performance.[6]
  • [Auto] [TV] [Phone] [Wear OS] Updates to System Management, and Usability services that improve Privacy.[8]
  • [Auto] [TV] [Phone] [Wear OS] [PC] Updates to System Management, and Usability services that improve Stability.[8]
  • [Phone] [Wear] Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, device performance, network usage, privacy, security, stability, and updatability.[1]
[1]Available through Google Play system update for February.
[2]Available through Google Play services v04.23 updated on 02/01/2023
[3]Available through Google Play Store v34.3 updated on 02/01/2023
[4]Available through Google Play Store v34.4 updated on 02/06/2023
[5]Available through Google Play services v05.23 updated on 02/08/2023
[6]Available through Google Play services v06.23 updated on 02/15/2023
[7]Available through Google Play Store v34.6 updated on 02/20/2023
[8]Available through Google Play services v07.23 updated on 02/22/2023

January 2023

Critical Fixes

  • [Phone, Wear OS] Bug fixes for Account Management, Security & Privacy, System Management & Diagnostics, and Utilities related services.[1][3][5]

Device Connectivity

  • [Phone] Support for device discovery when screen is off.[5]

Games

  • [Phone, PC] Expanding the range of users and use cases supported by the Play Games profile.[2]

Google Play Store

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] Password manager helps you save different passwords to your Google account and lets you use them across various websites and devices. With the new change, you will be able to add notes to your existing and new passwords.[5]

Utilities

  • [Phone] Improve user experience for auto filling passwords.[5]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Visual and infrastructure updates to Wallet mobile web experience.[4]
  • [Phone] Adds contactless data transfer (NFC) restrictions for passes.[5]

Developer Services

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity, Location & Context, Machine Learning & AI, Maps, and System Management & Diagnostics related developer services in their apps.[2][4][5]
  • [Phone] Update the platform QR scanner with the ability to select an existing photo and add support for handling Matter and UPI codes from OEM cameras.[4]

System Management

  • [Phone] Updates to System Management, and Usability services that improve Device Connectivity, Device Performance, Network Usage, Privacy, Security, Stability, and Usability.[1][2]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for January
[2] Available through Google Play services v01.23 updated on 01/18/2023
[3] Available through Google Play Store v33.5 updated on 01/18/2023
[4] Available through Google Play services v02.23 updated on 01/18/2023
[5] Available through Google Play services v03.23 updated on 01/19/2023

2022

December 2022

Critical Fixes

  • [Auto, Phone, TV] Bug fixes for Account Management, Security, Stability and Updatability related services.[2][5][6]

Device Connectivity

  • [Phone] Update Cast related settings.[2]
  • [Phone] Reduce delays in discovering contacts via Nearby share.[2]
  • [Phone] Inform the user when casting to a Tablet device needing user interaction.[2]
  • [Phone] Revamp the visual and motion design for Nearby Share Android app.[5]

Google Play Store

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]
  • [Phone] You can now view the installation progress of multiple apps and games as you navigate through Google Play.[3]
  • [Phone] Automatically archive apps when you need more storage space while preserving your data.[3]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] Find My Device now supports encrypted last-known-location reports for Android devices, using a new privacy centric framework.[6]

Support

  • [Phone] New feature enabling users to enter feedback description using voice input. Voice input will be enabled and transcribed only when users shows explicit intent to enter voice by clicking on the input button.[5]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Beta feature to allow users from selected US state(s) to digitize their state ID/driver's license into the Google Wallet for convenient, private and secure presentation.[2]
  • [Phone] With Wallet, you can now manage payment cards on your Fitbit device.[4]
  • [Phone] An internal feature that allows checking the quality of ID images during customer identity verification for Google products.[6]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Ads, Device Connectivity, Location & Context, Maps, and Utilities related developer services in their apps.[2][5][6][7]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device performance, and stability.[2]

[2] Available through Google Play services v48.22 updated on 12/01/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v33.5 updated on 12/05/2022
[4] Available through Google Play services v41.22 updated on 12/05/2022
[5] Available through Google Play services v49.22 updated on 12/08/2022
[6] Available through Google Play services v50.22 updated on 12/15/2022
[7] Available through Google Play services v52.22 updated on 12/29/2022

November 2022

Critical Fixes

  • [Phone] Bug fixes for Account Management, and System Management & Diagnostics related services.[4][6]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for system management & diagnostics, and utilities related services.[1]

Account Management

  • [Phone] Allow supervised users that do not have time limit features enabled to make changes to the device clock.[2]
  • [Phone] Update the design of the Google Account account picker.[9]

Device Connectivity

  • [Phone] Nearby Share will now show in the first row as a sharing option.[6]

Google Play Store

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]
  • [Phone] New formats for search results.[3]
  • [Phone] Updates to game cluster views on Play for Chromebooks.[3]
  • [Phone] Update to Kids menu format on large screen devices.[3]
  • [Phone] Allow automatic updates over limited mobile data of Google Play apps for users who do not have regular access to WIFI.[7]
  • [Phone] Help users to resolve app crashes with new update prompts.[8]
  • [Phone] Archive apps when you need more storage space while preserving your data.[10]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Allows merchants to create the GPay button dynamically to customize it.[2]
  • [Phone] API update to allow deep links to additional Google Wallet screens.[2]
  • [Phone] Improvements to SMART Health Card support within Wallet.[4]
  • [Phone] Wallet users can selectively exclude loyalty cards imported from Gmail.[4]
  • [Phone] Expand FeliCa payment support to all FeliCa-capable devices in Japan.[4]
  • [Phone] Verification notification for users completing an Online transaction with GPay button.[4]
  • [Phone] Restrict Passes to a single device or user.[4]
  • [Phone] Major improvements that impact the functionality of digital car key.[6]

Developer Services

  • [Phone] Enable photo picker support back to Android 4.4.[5]
  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Account Management, and Machine Learning & AI related developer services in their apps.[6]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, network usage, security, stability, and updatability.[1]
  • [Phone] Support for new daylight saving time change in Fiji and Mexico.[1]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for November
[2] Available through Google Play services v44.22 updated on 11/03/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v33.3 updated on 11/14/2022
[4] Available through Google Play services v45.22 updated on 11/10/2022
[5] Available through Google Play services v43.22 updated on 11/04/2022
[6] Available through Google Play services v46.22 updated on 11/17/2022
[7] Available through Google Play Store v32.9 updated on 11/14/2022
[8] Available through Google Play Store v33.2 updated on 11/15/2022
[9] Available through Google Play services v47.22 updated on 11/24/2022
[10] Available through Google Play Store v33.4 updated on 11/24/2022

October 2022

Critical Fixes

  • [TV] Bug fixes for system management & diagnostics related services.[2]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for system management & diagnostics, and utilities related services.[1]

Device Connectivity

  • [Wear OS] Enables network-based location APIs on Wear.[2]
  • [Phone] With the new setup flow, users have a more seamless experience when setting up their new phone.[4]

Google Play Store

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]
  • [Phone] Updates to the search results experience to help you discover better quality apps.[3]
  • [TV] Users can now view and create TV specific app ratings and reviews from their TV or phone.[3]
  • [Phone] You will see updated designs to how events, updates, offers and editorial content are displayed.[3]
  • [Auto, Phone, TV] Updated design for Google Play Protect Dialogs.[3]
  • [Phone] Improved discovery of rewards and offers from Google Play.[3]

Support

  • [Phone] Add ability for Google Help to respect custom in-app languages in Google apps.[5]
  • [Phone] New feature that helps shoppers communicate product context to businesses using chat.[4]

Utilities

  • [Phone] Improvements to the sorting of password autofill suggestions.[4]
  • [Phone] Wallet access from lock screen will be redirected to Google Wallet home screen on Pixel 7 (Pro).[4]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Machine Learning & AI related developer services in their apps.[4]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, device performance, network usage, privacy, security, stability, and updatability.[1][2][5]
  • [TV] A reminder dialog for pending system updates has been added.[2]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for October
[2] Available through Google Play services v36.22 updated on 10/20/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v32.8 updated on 10/17/2022
[4] Available through Google Play services v42.22 updated on 10/28/2022
[5] Available through Google Play services v43.22 updated on 10/27/2022

September 2022

Account Management

  • [Phone] Allows users to hide recommended apps during the Google Kids Space onboarding flow.[2]
  • [Auto, Phone, TV, Wear] Improvements to account syncing and account recovery.[2]
  • [Phone] Ability to install Google Kids Space on a tablet's secondary user during device setup.[2]
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for system management & diagnostics, and utilities related services.[1]
  • [Phone] With the migration of the parental approval and consent to Google Material 3, users will experience a more consistent UI experience in-line with Google design standards.[4]

Device Connectivity

  • [Phone] Switches bluetooth audio peripherals between supported phones and watches for calls.[5]

Google Play Store

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]
  • [Wear OS] With updates to the Play Store on Wear OS home page, users can experience a new content forward display that makes it easier to find recommended apps.[3]
  • [Wear OS] When users install an app on their Wear OS device that requires a companion app, their mobile device will automatically install the companion app.[3]
  • [Wear OS] New secondary menu to allow users to browse recommended apps for their Wear OS, Android TV or Android Auto devices from their Android phones.[3]
  • [Phone] Learn more about Play’s Top Picks by expanding results to see more details about the app or game directly within the Play’s Top Picks module.[3]
  • [Phone] Help users make better install decisions with updates to app details pages.[3]
  • [Phone] Check the status of app installs happening on other devices you own.[3]
  • [Phone] Optimize menu navigation for large screens on landscape mode.[3]
  • [Phone] Provide information about device security from Google Play Protect in the system Security and Privacy settings page on specific Android 13 devices.[3]
  • [Phone] Help users learn about availability of titles for Google Play Games on PC.[3]

Support

  • [Phone] Android 13 consumer education experience.[2]

Utilities

  • [Auto, Phone] Autofill will now notify users if their sign-on credentials have been found in a public data breach.[2]

Wallet

  • [Phone] You can now get visual feedback when you lock, unlock, or start your car with a digital car key.[2]
  • [Wear OS] This feature lets you add new forms of payment to Google Pay in Japan.[2]
  • [Phone] Enable showing open loop transit agencies in list of purchasable transit passes.[2]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Account Management, Machine Learning & AI, Security & Privacy related developer services in their apps.[2][4]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device performance, device connectivity, network usage, security, stability, and updatability.[1][4]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for September
[2] Available through Google Play services v36.22 updated on 09/29/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v32.4 updated on 09/30/2022
[4] Available through Google Play services v39.22 updated on 09/29/2022
[5] Available through Google Play services v31.22 updated on 09/29/2022

August 2022

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.[3]
  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.[3]
  • Enhancements to Google Play Billing.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]

Security

  • [Phone] Adds new APIs to the Android credential store to support the Secure Payment Confirmation Web Platform API.[2]

Support

  • [Phone] This release adds link groups to Google Help to give users detailed help instructions from apps.[2]
  • [Phone] Adds support for Material 3 dynamic color in Android Help.[2]

System Management & Diagnostics

  • [Phone] New settings screens provide better visibility into and control over the functionality in Google Play services on your device.[2]

Utilities

  • [Phone] New UI for AutoFill.[2]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Allows users to add new eMoney cards to Google Pay to pay on transit and in stores in Japan.[2]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Location & Context, and Maps related developer services in their apps.[2]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, network usage, security, stability, and updatability.[1][2]
  • [Phone] Support for new daylight saving time change in Chile.[1]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for August
[2] Available through Google Play services v34.22 updated on 08/26/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v31.1 updated on 07/28/2022

July 2022

Critical Fixes

  • [Phone] Bug fixes for system management & diagnostics, and utilities related services.[1][6]

Account Management

  • [Phone] The section headers in the Data & Privacy tab of the Google account settings have a new appearance.[2]
  • [Phone] Enhancements to in-app support experience.[5]
  • [Phone] Enhancements to user interface for Family Link.[5]
  • [Phone] Provide users with unified safety recommendations from the Google Account across Google apps.[6]

Device Connectivity

  • [Phone] APIs for developers to build seamless multi-device experiences.[5]
  • [Phone] With the Matter Developer Preview, you can set up and share Matter devices between Matter ecosystems.[6]
  • [Phone] Automatically switching bluetooth audio peripherals between your devices (phone, tablet, laptop).[6]
  • [Auto, Phone] Control whether a Cast Sender sees the self-device as a Cast target.[6]

Games

  • [Phone] Game Dashboard lets you choose longer battery life or higher performance, block out calls and notifications when playing, access Play Games achievements, and more. Available on select devices running Android T.[6]

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.[3]
  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.[3]
  • Enhancements to Google Play Billing.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]

Support

  • [Phone] Provide an ability to filter the data plans available to purchase by various categories received from the Carrier.[2]
  • [Phone] Enhanced system update flow to show features included in new Android updates.[4]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Updates user experience to latest Google Material design, rebrands as “Google Wallet”.[2]
  • [Phone] Updates the Passes rotating barcode feature.[6]
  • [Phone, Wear OS] Add support for launching Google Wallet in 22 new countries.[6]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, network usage, security, stability, and updatability.[1]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Maps, Machine Learning & AI, and utilities related developer services in their apps.[6]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for July
[2] Available through Google Play services v22.22 updated on 07/28/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v31.1 updated on 07/28/2022
[4] Available through Google Play services v22.24 updated on 07/28/2022
[5] Available through Google Play services v22.26 updated on 07/28/2022
[6] Available through Google Play services v22.30 updated on 07/28/2022

June 2022

Critical Fixes

  • [Auto, Phone, Tablet, TV, Wear OS] Bug fixes for account management, safety & emergency, and system management & diagnostics related services.[1][2][4]

Account Management

  • [Phone, Tablet] Enabled Google account related critical security alerts within Google apps.[4]

Device Connections

  • [Phone, Tablet, TV] Add support for storing and sharing Thread network credentials.[4]

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.[3]
  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.[3]
  • Enhancements to Google Play Billing.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] Support for shortcuts to the Password Manager.[2]
  • [Phone] The Google password manager can now be accessed through a URL.[4]

Utilities

  • [Phone] Updated Sync UI System with the latest Google Material design.[4]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device performance and stability & performance.[1][2][4][5]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support account management, ads, and developer features related developer services in their apps.[1][2]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for June.
[2] Available through Google Play services v22.18 updated on 06/30/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v30.3 updated on 06/30/2022
[4] Available through Google Play services v22.21 updated on 06/30/2022
[5] Available through Google Play services v22.26 updated on 06/30/2022

May 2022

Critical Fixes

  • [Auto, Phone, Tablet, TV, Wear OS] Bug fixes for account management, utilities, and system management & diagnostics related services.[1][2]

Account Management

  • [Phone, Tablet] Migration of the existing device setup onboarding flow for supervised work accounts to a web based experience.[2]
  • [Phone] Ability for parents to set a persistent launcher on devices supervised with Family Link using local parental controls.[2]

Device Connections

  • [Phone, Tablet] Nearby Share now allows users to share content more seamlessly between their devices logged into the same account.[2]
  • [Auto] Support for installation and use of video streaming apps in-car infotainment systems through Android Automotive.[2]
  • [Phone] Streamlined the process of transferring Google accounts during device setup by prompting users to enable location services when required.[4]

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.[3]
  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.[3]
  • Enhancements to Google Play Billing.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] An updated version of Password Checkup on Android lets users check their saved credentials for security vulnerabilities and provides a list of actions to improve online hygiene.[4]

Support

  • [Auto, Phone, Tablet, TV, Wear OS] Design improvements to Google Help app.[2]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity and stability & performance.[1][2]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support ads, location services, media, security & privacy, and utilities related developer services in their apps.[1][2]
  • New developer service and user experience to allow users to select specific photos or videos to share with an app rather than granting permission to all media files on the device. See https://developer.android.com/about/versions/13/features/photopicker for more information.[1]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for May.
[2] Available through Google Play services v22.15 updated on 05/16/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v30.3 updated on 05/23/2022
[4] Available through Google Play services v22.18 updated on 05/23/2022

April 2022

Critical Fixes

  • [Auto, Phone, Tablet, TV, Wear OS] Bug fixes for security & privacy, and system management & diagnostics related services.[1][2]

Account Management

  • [Auto, Phone, Tablet, TV] Introduction of new settings and notifications for on-device encrypted data to improve password security.[2]
  • [Auto, Phone] With updates to the Google Account design, you can observe an improved interface - cleaner and easier to understand.[2]
  • [Auto, Phone, TV] Technical migration to increase the scalability of the parental approval and consent experience on child devices. [2]

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. [3]
  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs. [3]
  • Enhancements to Google Play Billing. [3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe. [3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility. [3]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] With improvements to Google Password Manager, users can now import passwords, store passwords for local users and switch accounts.[2]
  • [Phone] Remove support for using Find My Device on Android Work Profiles. [2]

Utilities

  • [Phone] Reminder experience for users to enable photo backups on their backup enabled devices. [2]
  • [Auto, Phone] Improved suggestion experience for Autofill. [2]

Wallet

  • [Auto, Phone] Updated Terms of Service for autofill service.[2]
  • [Phone] Support virtual card enrollments when using Autofill. A virtual card disguises your actual card to help protect you from potential fraud. [2]
  • [Phone] Added Wallet privacy controls to allow users control their wallet content and how this surfaces across other Google products. [2]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, network usage, stability, security and updatability.[1][2]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support ads, accessibility, analytics & diagnostics and machine learning & AI, and security & privacy related developer services in their apps.[2]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for April
[2] Available through Google Play services v22.12 updated on 04/25/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v30.2 updated on 04/25/2022

March 2022

Critical Fixes

  • [Auto, Phone, Tablet, TV, Wear OS] Bug fixes for device connectivity, developer services, safety & emergency, system management & diagnostics, and utilities related services.[1][2]

Account Management

  • [Auto, Phone, TV] Users can view the Account Settings in two-pane mode (foldable & large-screen devices only).[2]

Games

  • [Phone, TV] With the update to the Play Games Services profile, users will be able to better manage their privacy settings.[2]

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. [3]
  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs. [3]
  • Enhancements to Google Play Billing. [3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe. [3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility. [3]

Safety & Emergency

  • [Phone] With Ukraine Air Raid Alerts, if you are in an area where the Government of Ukraine has issued an air raid alert, you may get a notification when the air raid alert is issued, and another notification when the air raid alert is canceled. The Government of Ukraine provides all air raid alert information.[4]

Support

  • [Phone, TV] Users can email the chat transcript to themselves in Google Help.[2]
  • [Phone] Improvements to the discovery experience through which users can learn about new useful features recently enabled on their devices.[2]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Improved user experience and feature education for NFC/HCE-enabled devices.[2]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, network usage, stability, security and updatability.[1][2]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support ads, accessibility, analytics & diagnostics and machine learning & AI, and security & privacy related developer services in their apps.[2]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for March
[2] Available through Google Play services v22.12 updated on 03/31/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v29.9 updated on 03/31/2022
[4] Available through Google Play services v22.06.18 updated on 03/10/2022

February 2022

Critical Fixes

  • [Phone] Bug fixes for device connectivity, developer services, safety & emergency, system management & diagnostics and utilities related services.[1][2]

Account Management

  • [Phone, Tablet] Updates a child's settings experience on supervised Android devices (under ‘Settings > Google > Parental controls') to include a read-only view of account settings and content restrictions for Google services such as Google Play, Search, Chrome and Assistant.[2]

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. [3]
  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs. [3]
  • Enhancements to Google Play Billing. [3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe. [3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility. [3]

Utilities

  • [Phone] Users can have the ability to back up MMS messages on their devices.[2]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Users can view the Google Pay balance on their card art.[2]
  • [Phone] Users can add cards from their mobile bank apps to to their wallet for in-store and online payments.[2]
  • [Phone, Wear OS] Users can view a step by step guide on how to pay contactless with your device.[2]
  • [Phone] Users can view digital COVID-19 certificates on recently unlocked device.[2]
  • [Phone] Added support for storing new cards & passes in your Wallets, such as gym memberships & library cards, reservations, parking passes, and more.[2]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, network usage, stability, security and updatability. [1][2]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support ads, accessibility, analytics & diagnostics and machine learning & AI related processes in their apps.[2]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for February
[2] Available through Google Play services v22.06 updated on 02/25/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v29.5 updated on 02/25/2022

January 2022

Critical Fixes

  • [Tablet, Wear OS, Phone] Bug fixes for device connectivity, safety & emergency, system management & diagnostics and media related services.[1][2]

Account Management

  • [Auto, Phone, Tablet, TV, Wear OS] Improve the support experience for the Google Account on Android by serving more relevant content to users based on entry point. [2]
  • [Phone, Tablet] Notifications from Family Link on a child's device can redirect to parental controls using the Android Settings in two-pane mode (foldable & large-screen devices only). [2]
  • [Phone, Tablet] Parents helping their supervised children sign into their device will now be shown an option to also remotely install Family Link on their own device [2]

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.[3]
  • Play-as-you-download feature to let gamers start playing mobile games while the app download continues to reduce waiting times.[3]
  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.[3]
  • Enhancements to Google Play Billing.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] With password addition, you can manually add credentials for apps and sites to the Google Password Manager.[2]

Support

  • [Auto, Tablet, TV, Wear OS, Phone] New user discovery flow on supported Android devices to explain what's new in a major operating system update.[2]

Utilities

  • [Phone] With the update to Android TV, users will have a new way of signing in to their TV using Android Phones.[2]
  • [Phone] With updates to the new version of Contact UI, users can opt in to consents.[2]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Users will have the ability to search for the agency they are looking for without manually scrolling.[2]
  • [Auto, Tablet, TV, Wear OS, Phone] Some eligible cardholder users will default to SMS verification.[2]
  • [Phone, Wear OS] Improvements to Wallet landing experience.[2]
  • [Auto, Tablet, TV, Wear OS, Phone] Some eligible cardholder users will default to SMS verification.[2]
  • [Auto, Tablet, TV, Wear OS, Phone] Allows purchase, digitization & use of supported transit passes for Pay As You Go (stored balance) in UK.[2

System Management

  • Support for new daylight savings time transition changes in various countries.[1]
  • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, network usage, stability, security and updatability. [1][2]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support ads, analytics & diagnostics, machine learning & AI and security and privacy related processes in their apps.[2]
  • Improvements to the Sign in with Google user interface[2]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for January
[2] Available through Google Play services v22.02 updated on 01/28/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v28.9 updated on 01/28/2022

2021

December 2021

Critical Fixes

  • [Auto, Tablet, TV, Wear OS, Phone] Bug fixes for device connectivity, safety & emergency, system management & diagnostics and media related services.[1][2]

Games

  • [Phone, TV] With updates to Play Games Services, you can now sign in and manage your Google Play Games Profile and your privacy and sign-in settings without having to install the Google Play Games app.[2]

Google Play Store

  • Play-as-you-download feature to let gamers start playing mobile games while the app download continues to reduce waiting times.[3]
  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.[3]
  • Enhancements to Google Play Billing.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]

Support

  • [Auto, Tablet, TV, Wear OS, Phone] With updates to the new version of mobile data plan UI, you can have a better experience of selecting the data plan.[2]

Utilities

  • [Auto, Phone] With update to Autofill, for some users in US, we have added risk-based authentication to Virtual card transactions.[2]
  • [Auto, Tablet, TV, Wear OS, Phone] With the update to Contacts, users can import contacts from SIM card to your google account from the google contacts sync setting page.[2]

Wallet

  • [Phone, Tablet] Added support for Israel, Kazakhstan, and the Netherlands.[2]
  • [Phone] With digital car key, you can lock, unlock and start your car with just your phone (requires compatible car and phone model).[2]

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve battery life, device connectivity, network usage, privacy, stability, security and updatability. [1][2]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google & 3rd party app developers to support analytics & diagnostics and device connectivity related developer services in their apps.[2]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for December
[2] Available through Google Play services v21.45 updated on 12/10/2021
[3] Available through Google Play store v28.3 updated on 12/13/2021

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