Google System Release Notes

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.

May 2024

Google Play Store v41.1 (2024-05-20)

  • [Phone] You can now choose the types of games you're interested in to improve your recommendations.
  • [Phone] With this new feature, you’ll be able to use Play Pass to play a selection of games on Play Games.

Google Play services v24.19 (2024-05-15)

System Management

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Device Storage, Privacy, and Security.
  • [Phone] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy.

Android TV Core Services v6.7.x (2024-05-14)

Accessibility

  • Notification time settings for improved readability.

Android WebView v125 (2024-05-08)

  • 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 v24.18 (2024-05-08)

Account Management

  • [Wear] If you’re a parent, you’ll be able to set School Time to limit the apps your child can use and silence their device.

Developer Services

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

Google Play Store v40.9 (2024-05-06)

  • [Phone] Top developers will now see new features on the Search results and Details pages.
  • [Phone] You can now find frequently asked questions about the app you're looking for on the Search results and App Details pages.
  • [Phone] You’ll get product surveys on the Details page when you use Game Hub.

Google Play services v24.17 (2024-05-01)

Wallet

  • [Phone] Bug fixes for Wallet related services.

System Management

  • [Auto] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy.
  • [Auto, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Stability.
April 2024

Google Play system update (2024-04-30)

  • [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 v24.16 (2024-04-24)

Developer Services

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

Wallet

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you'll receive notifications with updates related to your passes within Google Wallet.
  • [Phone] A new feature that lets you scan images with barcodes or QR codes and add them as a Wallet pass.
  • [Phone] With updates to Wallet, you’ll get improvements when you sign up to pay for public transport.

Google Play services v24.15 (2024-04-17)

Account Management

  • [Wear] If you’re a supervised user, you’ll be able to use a new dashboard to view parental control settings.

Utilities

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you’ll be able to connect with your contacts immediately after you set up your new phone.

Android WebView v124 (2024-04-11)

  • 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 v24.14 (2024-04-10)

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] Find My Device can locate your powered-off device.

Support

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you can now select a plan offer and activate an eSIM in Device Plans.

Wallet

  • [Phone] Bug fixes for Wallet related services.
  • [Phone] With this new feature, you can now use your Hong Kong Octopus Card in Wallet.

Google Play services v24.13 (2024-04-03)

Support

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

Wallet

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you’ll get notifications whenever your cards are updated, and when a new virtual card is ready for use.

Google Play Store v40.4 (2024-04-01)

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you’ll have an improved installation experience when you get a prompt to download your official apps and games on Google Play.
March 2024

Google Play system update (2024-04-01)

  • [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 v24.12 (2024-03-27)

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you can now import passwords to Google Password Manager.

System Management

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy.

Google Play services v24.11 (2024-03-20)

Device Connectivity

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you can now pair your wearable devices with a new phone.

Wallet

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you can now pin and go to your payment methods from the home screen when you touch and hold the Wallet app icon.
  • [Phone, Wear] With this new feature, you can now use Wallet in Guernsey, Morocco, Bermuda, and Bahrain.

System Management

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you’ll see a new UI when you create a profile or sign-in to Play Games Services.
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Updates to system management services that improve Device Performance.

Device Health Services v1.26.0.615753072 (2024-03-18)

  • [Phone, Tablet] General bug fixes and performance optimizations.

Google Play Store v40.2 (2024-03-18)

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you can now allow your Google Play apps to update automatically using limited mobile data.
  • [Phone] With the Persistent Navigation Bar, you’ll be able to use the Play Store main navigation bar on more pages, like the search results, and app details, which will make it easier for you to navigate through the Play Store.
  • [Phone] Watch the highlights of apps/games in places on the Google Play Store.

Settings Services v1.1.0.615624701 (2024-03-18)

  • [Phone] General bug fixes.

SIM Manager v28 (2024-03-13)

  • [Phone] General bug fixes and reliability improvements.

Google Play services v24.10 (2024-03-13)

Developer Services

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

Utilities

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you can now use lockscreen authentication for Autofill with Google in addition to Biometric authentication.

System Management

  • [TV] Bug fixes for System Management & Diagnostics related services.

Android WebView v123 (2024-03-12)

  • 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.

Settings Services v1.1.0.612349782 (2024-03-11)

  • [Phone] General bug fixes.

Android System Intelligence U.21 (2024-03-11)

  • [Phone] Live Captions UI and language pack download bug fixes.

Google Play Store v40.1 (2024-03-11)

  • [Phone] You’ll see an improved user experience for rewards, quests, and offers for purchases in Google Play.
  • [Phone] If you are in the EU, you can provide data sharing consent between Google Play and the broader Google ecosystem.

Adaptive Connectivity Services p.2024.10 (2024-03-08)

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

Google Play Store v40.0 (2024-03-04)

  • [Phone] You will now see a new format for content shown in the Events & Offers section on the detail and search results pages.
February 2024

Google Play system update (2024-02-28)

  • [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 v24.08 (2024-02-28)

Account Management

  • [Phone] Improvements and updates to Family Link to device pinning for location sharing.

Developer Services

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

Wallet

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you can now digitize your physical transit cards when you add them to Google Wallet.

System Management

  • [Phone] Updates to system management services that improve Privacy and Security.

Google Play Store v39.9 (2024-02-26)

  • [Phone] You can now install a collection of essential apps all at once.

Google Play services v24.07 (2024-02-21)

Developer Services

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

Wallet

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

Google Play services for AR v1.42 (2024-02-20)

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

Google Play Store v39.8 (2024-02-19)

  • [PC, Phone] With this new feature, you’ll be informed by Google Play Protect about apps that failed the Google Play Protect verification.

Device Health Services v1.26.0.604494899 (2024-02-14)

  • [Phone, Tablet] General bug fixes and performance optimizations.

Google Play services v24.06 (2024-02-14)

Support

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you can now use the Help guide (AI-powered chat) in Android Google Help.

Wallet

  • [Phone, Wear] With updates to Wallet in Japan, you’ll be able to better manage your cards.

Android WebView v122 (2024-02-13)

  • 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.
  • [Tablet] When a trackpad is attached, context menus in WebView will appear as vertical, desktop-style menus.
Important: Some features may be experimental and available to certain users.

Google Play Store v39.7 (2024-02-12)

  • [Phone] You can now request data and account deletion from the App Details page by clicking a direct link to the Developer site.
  • [Phone] You can now see and launch games you’ve recently played.

Settings Services v1.1.0.603376639 (2024-02-07)

  • [Phone] Improve the user experience.

Google Play services v24.05 (2024-02-07)

Account Management

  • [Auto] Streamlined the experience for signing into your Google Account with your phone by showing the mobile sign in page first.
  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] Bug fixes for Account Management related services.

Developer Services

  • [Phone] With the new developer features for Google and third party apps, you can get support for Maps-related processes in your apps.

Wallet

  • [Phone] With updates to Wallet authentication settings, you can now choose to authenticate your transactions before making contactless payments.

Android System Intelligence U.18/T.43 (2024-02-05)

  • [Phone, Tablet] Live Captions UI Bug fixes.
  • [Phone, Tablet] Added Speech Recognition Language Pack version number to settings page.
January 2024

Google Play services v24.04 (2024-01-31)

Developer Services

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you can now use your Android QR code scanner to scan eSIM barcodes.
  • [Auto, Phone, TV, Wear] Bug fixes for Developer Services related services.

Google Play Store v39.5 (2024-01-29)

  • [Phone] With this new feature, you’ll see search UI improvements for large screen devices.
  • [Phone] With this new feature, you’ll get instant recommendations based on the game categories you tell Google Play you’re interested in.

Google Play system update (2024-01-29)

  • [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.

Adaptive Connectivity Services p.2024.04 (2024-01-26)

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

Google Play services v24.03 (2024-01-24)

Account Management

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

Google Play services v24.02 (2024-01-17)

Account Management

  • [Auto] With this new feature, you can see animations on the auto sign-in screens.

Developer Services

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

Device Connectivity

  • [Phone] With updates to branding, you’ll find that Nearby Share is now called Quick Share, with some visual improvements to the sender flow.
  • [Wear] You can now switch audio between your phone, tablet, and watch seamlessly.

Utilities

  • [Phone] With updates to Autofill, your credit cards are ranked for better Autofill suggestions.

Wallet

  • [Phone] With updates to Wallet, you can digitize your corporate ID.
  • [Phone] With this new feature, you can now archive and unarchive passes between the Wallet home screen and the Archived Passes screen.

System Management

  • [Phone] With updates to the “Google Services” page of the setup wizard, you can turn on the new Phone Number Verification setting to give consent to verify your phone number.

Android TV Core Services v6.5.4 (2024-01-16)

Google Assistant

  • Assistant Support for Send Feedback.

Android WebView v121 (2024-01-16)

  • 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 Store v39.3 (2024-01-15)

  • [Phone] With new government badges, you can easily discover apps from official government entities. Available initially in 12 countries with more to come.

Adaptive Connectivity Services p.2024.01 (2024-01-12)

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

Google Play services v24.01 (2024-01-10)

Developer Services

  • [Auto, PC, Phone, TV, Wear] With the new developer features for Google and third party apps, you can get support for location and context-related processes in your apps.

System Management

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

Android System Intelligence U.14 (2024-01-08)

  • [Phone] Added Adaptive Sound tuning for Pixel Fold.
  • [Phone] Live Captions - Added a new setting for caption size and style.

Google Play Store v39.2 (2024-01-08)

  • [PC, Phone, TV] With updates to Google Play Protect, you'll get improved notifications.
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