Google has detailed an upgrade to Google Play Services — version 4.1 — that should bring us a lot of good stuff. For starters, Google has made a turn-by-turn multiplayer framework for developers who want to make TBT multiplayer games. This is something that has been much needed from the start, with games like Magic 2014 dumping multiplayer due to lack of proper support.
Also in this version is a developer preview for the new Google Drive APIs, so apps can tap into your Drive storage and seamlessly load and save files. This’ll be great for third-party file managers or any app that wants to utilize Google Drive for long-term storage.
Rounding out the list of changes are new Google Mobile Ads SDK APIs for those using DoubleClick and Search Ads, as well as the ability to have Google+ posts autocomplete and suggest recipients from your Gmail contacts, device contacts and your friends on Google+. It should be rolling out as a background upgrade to everyone over the course of the next few weeks. If you’re a developer, be sure to check out the source link for more information.
[via Android Developers]
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