[Update: Add Cards Management on Fitbit] Google Play System update for December 2022 is here

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[Update]: In addition to the previous changes, Google adds the ability to manage cards on Fitbit using the Wallet app on the Phone. Even the ability to see the progress of installing apps and games is now viewable while navigating the Play Store. However, these changes will be live with Google Play Store v33.5 and Play services v41.22.

To improve your smartphone’s security and privacy, Google pushes its patch update for the Play System every month. Along with improving security, it also brings new features to the devices. Google combines updates for the Android operating system, Google Play Store, and Google Play services. All these are combined and known as Google Play System. It will be available for all Android devices, including phones, tablets, Android TV, Google TV devices, and many more. It brings fixes, features, and improvements to Google’s applications.

The December 2022 update for Google Play System fixes bugs relating to Account Management, Security, and related services. Google adds a feature that will help you discover the Apps & Games you love. It also brings optimizations for faster and more reliable installation, and improvements for Play Protect to increase security. 

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Google updates Cast related settings and reduces delays in discovering contacts via Nearby share. It will also help users in casting on Tablets. Google added a beta feature allowing users from selected US states to digitize their state ID/driver’s license into the Google Wallet. It improves system management services that improve device performance and stability. Here is a detailed changelog of the update;

Google Play System December 2022 Update!

Critical Fixes

[Auto, Phone, TV] Bug fixes for Account Management, Security, and Updatability related services.[2]

 

Device Connectivity

[Phone] Update Cast related settings.[2]

[Phone] Reduce delays in discovering contacts via Nearby share.[2]

[Phone] Inform the user when casting to a Tablet device needing user interaction.[2]

 

Google Play Store

New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]

Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]

Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]

Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]

[Phone] You can now view the installation progress of multiple apps and games as you navigate through Google Play.[3]

 

Wallet

[Phone] Beta feature to allow users from selected US state(s) to digitize their state ID/driver’s license into the Google Wallet for convenient, private and secure presentation.[2]

[Phone] With Wallet, you can now manage payment cards on your Fitbit device.[4]

 

Developer Services

New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Location & Context related developer services in their apps.[2]

 

System Management

Updates to system management services that improve device performance, and stability.[2]

[2] Available through Google Play services v48.22 updated on 12/01/2022
[23] Available through Google Play services v48.22Store v33.5 updated on 12/0105/2022
[34] Available through Google Play Store v33.2services v41.22 updated on 12/0105/2022

To check whether your device has received the update, head to the Google Play Service update page on Google Play Store. It will display an update option if your device needs an update. Always update to the latest version for security improvements. 

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