Something’s happening: 12 Google apps were updated on Oct 29th [UPDATE]

Google apps updated Oct 29th

12 Google apps
All in the Play Store
12 Google apps
What could be in store?

12 Google apps
All updated today
12 Google apps
What comes our way?

Technically, there’s 12 updates this week if you count Google Wallet. Of course, Google+ was updated earlier today, and Hangouts — well, we know what both those app updates bring. But these other ones — these other ones are new. Something’s happening, guys…

UPDATE: Blogger was just added. That makes 12, folks.
via Reddit

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  • Guest

    Wait.. I don’t know what’s happening though.

  • DavidVarghese

    Not sure what’s happening, but…

    • MITM

      I’ll pay for a Ron Paul “ITS HAPPENING” Live Wallpaper

      make it happen Android devs

  • AbbyZFresh

    That goes to show Google pays attention to all of their apps on Android. Unlike most Android developers that put their updates on iOS first and abandon the other platform.

  • iTriune

    This article makes no sense…..? Lol

    • Chris Chavez

      Do the math. It’ll make perfect sense.

      • iTriune

        I saw that but it’s a bikram yoga stretch…..smg

    • Shawn_Locke

      This article is an elaborate poem.

  • Shawn_Locke

    Worst poem ever? Gotta give credit where it’s due O_o

    • Chris Chavez

      Not gonna lie, it’s late, and I’ve had a few drinks. *hiccup*

      I love you, Mr. Locke…

      • Shawn_Locke

        No worries! I meant it as a compliment, kinda like a Razzi award or something. Besides, I appreciate your fresh writing style over most, even on your worst days. Cheers Chris!

  • Dan Doughty

    Kind of crappy they released updates but didnt include all the awesome features announced today for hangouts

  • fwise3

    Hmmm… could it be chocolate on the outside, crunchy wafer on the inside…

  • lona808

    They’re finally giving us a big break.

  • Ryan Paredez

    It says they were all updated, but im pretty sure I didn’t get a notification saying they got updated? How is that possible?

    • fahadayaz

      If you update/upload a screenshot or the text for description or updates, it will show up as updated on Google Play.

      • Ryan Paredez

        ahh! That makes sense. So was something behind the scenes. Interesting.

    • Reddo

      staged rollouts

  • Barry D.

    But what it means 11 days? Or 11 weeks? Or nothing at all they just want to mess with us!?!?!

  • Roy Fussell

    Reddit has more updates to add to this – Blogger is one , and Google Play Services got it yesterday with Wallet.

    • Chris Chavez

      Also Analytics and one more…. can’t remember the name.

      • Roy Fussell


      • Shiki8

        Google Fiber yesterday lol

  • Josh

    What’s happening is Google is toying with our emotions again & we keep taking the bait……

  • ari_free

    “12 Google apps

    What comes our way?”

    A partridge in a pear tree?

  • JLishere

    Google Play Services now showing Oct 28. This is it folks.

    • Chris Chavez

      I don’t even know what to do anymore…. *jumps out window*

      • Covert Hops Society

        Still with the teen aged angst I see.

  • Lee


  • Jody Schoolcraft

    Trick or treat…I like Kit Kat bars…:-)

  • NickZuclich


    Omg midnight launch confirmed!

  • domatau

    article title reminds me of this

  • scoter man1

    I vote December 12th 2012 at 12 pm or am, or no correlation.

  • JointhePredacons

    Whats happening ? Apps are getting updated. If thats whats happening then we already know whats happening. What does all 12 apps being updated mean, outside of that Google updated all of them because they are core Google apps. Isnt that kinda normal ?

    • devin quigley

      not at all

    • egoebelbecker

      What’s happening? Well…

  • Anthony Pettit

    Confirmed: everything will be rolling out on 13-13-13 (Jan 13th, 2014) by everything that includes hangouts 6.2 (imagine darth vader and the emperor having a chat) and true location sharing (hit the pin in the bottom left corner and you’ll be instantly teleported to the location of that random guy in new Zealand you can’t remember adding to your circles who publicly shares his location)

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    I see Google Voice isn’t on the list :-|

    • Josh Flowers

      I couldn’t find Currents, either. And for that, why can’t i find Wave?
      but seriously. i use Google Voice. and I really wish it weren’t the hated/forgotten child of Google (at least, for Android. I’m looking at you, iOS with your G-Voice Hangouts integration.)

      • spicymeatball

        I hope with these updates and kitkat that google voice becomes part of hangouts, just so it gets the attentiion it needs.

      • Ingemar Smith

        Google Voice was acquired 5 years ago so that Grand Central (what Google Voice used to be) would not become a threat. They never intended to grow and develop Google Voice.

        And with SMS now on Hangouts we are seeing the official beginning of the end for Google Voice, an application they never intended to develop to begin with.

  • Wozn2

    The entire concept of Halloween was actually implanted by a time-travelling Sergey Brin in preparation for the launch of the Nexus 5.

    I think I’m running temperature… nurse!

  • Samuel Serafim

    Orkut isnt on list too.

  • Nuno Guerreiro

    Hmm, I don’t get it… I don’t remember that I’ve got any of those updates, but when I go to the play store, for example, I go to the Drive, I see that it states that the last version is from yesterday and it matches the same version that I have installed on my phone. But then again I don’t have autoupdate from play store and I’m pretty sure that the app was not updated yesterday or at any recent time… any ideas?!?

    • Tommy Thompson

      The updates haven’t actually been pushed out yet, the date is all that’s changed so far..

  • Manan Adhvaryu

    They are making our devices ready for the kitkat update!!

  • naduh

    12 updates and 0 of them are available for my device.

    • Tommy Thompson

      The updates haven’t actually been pushed out yet, the date is all that’s changed so far.

  • James

    Not that hard to figure out. Google is updating the apps for the upcoming Kit Kat release.

  • Craig Jones

    Got a Nexus 7 2013, got a Nexus 4 – not getting a 5 cause the 4 is wonderful BUT, I want my Kit Kat NOW ….wwwwhhhhiiiiiiinnnnneeee! Really. I’m angsted (?) out.

  • jgemberton

    Nothing, that’s what’s coming my way. I’m on VZW with a GNex and can’t leave.

    • bitflung

      man i hate it when verizon locks me in a cell and tosses the key…
      i long for the old days when they just manipulated people through misleading advertisements causing them to sign lengthy contracts with a simple financial penalty for leaving…

      *leave Verizon, your future self will thank you*

  • Frederic Golz

    Cloud Print was also updated guys..

    • timmyjoe42

      Mine says June 12th.

    • Tim Martin

      My Cloud Print also says 6/12

  • HeatFan441

    Still waiting for the Hangouts update. I only see 1.2 updated at the end of September.

  • ratnok

    Bug fixes.

  • a.d.AM

    Does anyone have the new Hangouts yet?? Ive yet to hear a peep since its “launch” by Vic yesterday.

  • JB

    Half life 3 confirmed. (I know, wrong forum)

  • rurallaw

    I wonder if Google could be handing out Kit-Kats for Halloween?

  • MrDivaNYC

    BBM ME: 7B725FA9

    • Martin Golder


      • MrDivaNYC

        No one wants to BBM with YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Martin Golder

          Um, did I ask anyone to BBM me? Nope. But nice work on the exclamation marks, you’ll get rsi if you carry on with all those.

  • Adam Goldberg

    google play store itself is new…

  • RealtorRyan

    My two cents… The number 12 has nothing to do with anything… They just updating apps for the big 4.4 release. Which also happens to be named Kit Kat. Halloween is tomorrow… Kit Kat, Halloween… see where I’m going with this?

  • gregorypierce

    Will be curious to see how they do some of this because if they want to deliver the KitKat experience to “everyone”, they have probably moved most of the heavy lifting to Play services and refactored the apps so they can deliver a lot of the 4.4 functionality over all of the old OSes through the Play update.

    While its probably not the case, they can really deliver many of the changes that have leaked via updates that may already be pushed to many phones over the past few days. Google Play Services is the biggest “useful” trojan for delivering updates that there is.