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Google gets the batteries and updates several apps like YouTube or Gmail

These new updates come about a month after another similar batch released by Google. In this new pack of improvements, something that is always appreciated, has been detected the inclusion of an extra at least controversial. Apparently yese has detected code for Google Ads – the advertising of the American company – and even some users claim to have seen in the application of YouTube Google Drive promotional banners. Be that as it may, it seems that Mountain View is paving the way for the inclusion of advertising in its applications for smartphones and tablets. Let’s focus now on what’s new.

New updates for Google applications

Leaving aside the update of Hangouts of which we have already offered you a thorough analysis, we now focus on the Gmail news, the popular email service from Google. As often happens every time the Californian company releases new updates, its arrival occurs in a staggered manner and although you may have already received it, it is also possible that you will not receive it for a few days. Just in case, we offer you the possibility to download the .apk file from Google 4.6 for Android for you to install it at your own risk.

Google puts the batteries and updates several apps such as YouTube or Gmail

In the news section, we find a retouching in app style to make it similar to Google Now card system and that is being the common note in the design of the different apps of Mountain View. On the other hand, we also find improvements in multiple mail selection Y warnings in case synchronization is disabled, with the possibility of activating it again through a link within the application itself.

Download Gmail from Google play or directly the .apk file

Google puts the batteries and updates several apps such as YouTube or Gmail

YouTube: Cover of promoted videos and some corrections

As for the most popular video hosting service on the Web, the new version 5.1.1 does not yet bring with it the announced possibility of play videos on your smartphone without an internet connection – is still scheduled for November -, although it does include some changes such as the ability to send notifications for videos and a new cover for promoted videos. If it becomes more important fix existing problems with m.youtube.com links to be able to open videos from the application itself Youtube.

Download YouTube from Google play or directly the .apk file

Google puts the batteries and updates several apps such as YouTube or Gmail

Google Search: Small Changes

The application of Google search engine It has also received its corresponding update, although in this case with minor changes compared to those registered by Gmail, Hangouts or Youtube. Despite this, the inclusion of the automatic update of language packs of the app, the ability to display web pages related to location of the device at the time of the search, reminders about release date of certain products, integration with smart TVs or the ability to view flight information in real time.

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Advertising in Google applications for Android

As they have been able to detect in The Free Android, in two of the four updates released by Google in the last hours there Google Ads codeThus, the North American company could be preparing its strategy of bringing advertising to the smartphone applications of its multiple services. In the case of Gmail, although its web version has been offering us ads for years, the app remained ‘virgin’ of ads to date. It will be necessary to see what will be the result of a massive entry of advertising in an application so widespread and used and how it will sit the users who Google invade your screen with advertisements that, from a business point of view, are completely understandable.

Source: Xda-Developers