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[APK Teardown + Download] You Can Try The Android Wear Preview Launcher On Your Device Now - Here's What's Inside

Google blew a lot of minds with its Android Wear announcement yesterday. The ambitious project, which aims to put a specialized version of Android on as many wearables (for now watches) as possible, has been talked about, analyzed, and previewed heavily for the past 24 hours, but there's still more to discuss.

Today, we've got the Android Wear launcher (extracted from the emulator) as it currently exists. This is an early version of the home launcher that you'll see on the Moto 360 and likely other wearable devices coming in the near future.

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Google Keyboard Updated To v3.0 With Personalized Suggestions And Debug Menu Tweaks [APK Download]

Google's official Android keyboard has just been updated in the Play Store without a new changelog, and you know what that means. Yes, time to go hunting. Although, the keyboard makes you painfully aware of at least one new feature when you first try to type something.

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[Updated] Google Maps v7.7 For Android Rolling Out, Adds Public Upcoming Events To Place Cards And Saving Dropped Pins Everywhere [APK Download]

Google's begun rolling out an update to the Maps app on Android today, bringing it to version 7.7. While not much seems to have changed, a full 0.X release typically denotes at least some kind of new feature or significant alteration, though thus far we've really only seen one.

What’s New

For the moment, all we're noticing in the new version of Maps are the "Upcoming events" listings populating some place listings.

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Download: Latest Google Play Store 4.6.16 / 4.6.17 With Batch App Install, New 'Require Password' Option, Tweaked UI, Forced Self-Update, And More [Updated]

Hey look, everyone - Google sent us all a treat tonight in the form of the first Play Store update in over 3 months. And we just love new things (hi, Kirill!). As usual, you'll find the apk for v4.6.16 towards the bottom of this post.

There is a more recent version of the Play Store available for download here: Play Store v5.9 Begins Preparation For Android 6.0, Adds Support For Fingerprint Readers, An Uninstall Manager, And More [APK Teardown + Download]

And a few earlier ones:

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    Several Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Apps Have Leaked Onto The Web, And They're Available For Download

    The Galaxy S5 is coming to store shelves in April, and it's bringing with it a new version of TouchWiz along with a full suite of Samsung apps. These aren't typically the pieces of software Android enthusiasts foam at the mouth to get, but with all the bajillions of devices Samsung pushes each year, we know there are many of you who get a kick out of some of them.

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    YouTube 5.5 Update Introduces UI Tweaks, Replying To Comments, Hints At YouTube Surveys [APK Download]

    The app updates just keep coming. Joining Maps, Translate, and Wallet on the list of updated Google apps today, YouTube got a bump to 5.5.26, an update which brought with it several UI tweaks, and a new icon. Actually, the icon appears to be a mistake. Google has shipped out the Dogfood version of YouTube, meant for internal testing. As such, the updated app has a previously unseen "dogfood" settings screen with a few options related to "ExoPlayer."

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    Google Search 3.3 Update Improves Cricket Support, Enhances Image Search, Alters Hotword Detection Settings, And More [APK Download]

    The Search app is the next target on Google's update hit list today. New features are inbound, but we've had quite the time locating them. Let's dive in.

    What's New?

    Google added Cricket-related functionality to Google Now just shy of a week ago, and it looks like this update is expanding on it slightly. Cricket teams also have a logo next to their names, whereas they didn't before.

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    Before and after.

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    Google Translate Updated With Handwriting Support For Over A Dozen New Languages [APK Download]

    The Google update fairy is making her rounds today, and one app to feel the effect of her wand is Google Translate. The new features are pretty straightforward, but for many of you, that won't make this release any less exciting.

    What's New?

    Translate now supports handwriting in thirteen new languages. Instead of typing in characters, you can now scribble away and watch as Google recognizes your characters in Arabic, Bosnian, Cebuano, Gujarati, Hmong, Kannada, Maltese, Mongolian, Persian, Punjabi, Somali, Tamil, and Telugu.

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    Google Releases Huge Text-To-Speech (TTS) For Android Update v3.0 With High-Quality Voices, New Languages, And UI Changes [APK Download]

    I love Update Wednesdays, and today we've already seen pretty decent updates to several Google apps. As you've already seen, Google Play Games was updated to v1.5, but the one I'm excited about the most is, without a doubt, Google TTS v3.0, which made a jump today from v2.4.

    What’s New

    So, what's so cool about TTS 3.0?

    High-quality voices

    First and foremost, Text-to-Speech 3.0 adds support for high quality voices.

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    Google Play Games v1.5 Lets You View Multiplayer Invites, See Who's Playing A Game, And More [APK Download]

    Today the Google Play Games app has made the big jump from version 1.1 to 1.5, and there are quite a few new features tucked away inside that may cause you to hit its icon in your app tray a little bit more often. Let's dive in.

    What's New?

    The previous version allowed you to join multiplayer games from within the app, but the latest update introduces the ability to view invitations as well.

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