The new month has started today and Google has released the September 2022 details of the Google Play System Update without delay. It updates system management services that improve security and stability.
Google Play System September 2022 update enhances the functionality of Play Store and Account Management by bringing new features and improvements. Through this update, the search engine aims to make Android devices more secure and reliable so that users can enjoy the new features.
According to the support page details, September 2022 update allows users to hide recommended apps during the onboarding flow of Google Kids Space as well as the brings ability to install Kids Space on a secondary user of the tablet during device setup. For better account management, it improves account sync and account recovery.
If we talk about Google Play Store, then the changes and features that came in the last month are also mentioned in the changelog of this month’s update, there is no change in it at all.
These improvements and changes are available through Google Play Service v35.22 and Google Play Store 31.1. Below you can check the full changelog for more information.
- [Phone] Allows users to hide recommended apps during the Google Kids Space onboarding flow.
- [Auto, Phone, TV, Wear] Improvements to account syncing and account recovery.
- [Phone] Ability to install Google Kids Space on a tablet’s secondary user during device setup.
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.
Android 14 to bring new gestures for stylus and trackpad users
Google is continuously delivering new features and improvements for Android devices through the Play Store and Play System updates. These updates affect core OS components, apps such as Play Services, and more. At the moment, the company is releasing a September 2023 Play System update for Android users.
According to the latest information through 9to5Google, Android 14 will add new gestures for stylus and trackpad users in the web browser. These gestures will improve the browsing experience and productivity. For example, you can swipe left or right with your stylus or trackpad to go back or forward in the browser history. You can also zoom in or out, scroll, and select text with ease.
To update the Play Store, tap your avatar in the corner, then “Settings.” Under the About” section, you’ll see an option to “Update Play Store.” To update the Play System, go to the Settings app, then About phone > Android version > Google Play system update.
YouTube Music introduces five new mood filters to enhance your listening experience
YouTube Music has added five new mood filters to its “activity bar”, which was introduced in 2020. The new filters are Cry, Party, Romance, Feel good, and Sleep. These filters join the existing filters of Commute, Energize, Focus, Relax, Workout, and Podcasts. Each filter shows personalized and curated playlists based on the user’s mood and preferences.
The new filters are not yet available for everyone, but they are rolling out gradually on mobile and web. These filters increase the number of options on the top carousel to eleven, which may affect the user interface. However, YouTube also has many filters that change the content of the Home feed.
The new filters reflect the diversity of music tastes and emotions that YouTube Music aims to provide. They also offer some interesting choices, such as Cry for sad songs and Sleep for relaxing tunes. The last filter added before these was Energize in 2021.
Decade long support: Google announces 10 years of updates for Chromebooks
Google is extending Chromebook updates from 8 to 10 years. This change will be applicable to Chromebooks released from 2021 onwards. This Auto Update Expiration (AUE) extension aims to provide users with a longer and more secure usage period for their devices, surpassing the support offered by most other operating systems.
Moreover, ChromeOS is introducing adaptive charging, maintaining the battery at 80% to prevent degradation and enhance battery longevity. Users can toggle this feature in the Settings >> Device >> Power menu. Additionally, a “Charge limit” preference will reduce the maximum capacity as the battery ages.
Furthermore, Google is also bringing an “Energy saver” mode to conserve battery life by disabling energy-intensive processes. This mode can be manually activated in settings or automatically engaged at low battery levels.
These features will roll out in the coming months to most compatible platforms, enhancing Chromebook user experiences through longer-lasting devices.