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16 Main Android Apps Updated by Google, Not for KitKat

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With the imminent arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat, you’d think that Google would hold off on any major updates until that was released. And you’d think wrong. Seemingly unrelated to KitKat, Google has gone ahead and updated 16 of the primary apps on its Android platform.

We had already heard about how Google Hangouts is changing and how it can become your primary SMS handler, but Google has also gone ahead and started rolling out updates for 15 other major Google apps for Android. This includes Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Chrome, as well as the suite of Google Play services, Blogger, Google Goggles and Fiber.

The actual changes contained in this updates are still a little unclear, but we won’t have to wait long to find out what’s different. The updates will roll out in stages, but everyone should have their hands on them within the next couple of days… you know, just in time for you to buy the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat baked right in.

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