[Update: Changelog Updated] Google System Update for September brings several improvements in the Play Store

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[Update: September 30, 2022]: Google updated the Google System update changelog for September. Here’s the change that has been added to the existing changelog:

[Phone] Help users learn about the availability of titles for Google Play Games on PC.

[Update: September 14, 2022]: Once again, Google is adding more improvements as a part of the September 2022 update. You can identify the latest version as v36.22. The build will allow you to learn more about Google Play’s top picks and optimizes menu navigation for large screens. In addition, Android 13 consumer education experience support.

Most importantly, privacy has been improved. Now, the users will know if their sign-on credentials are found in a public data breach. Also, the third-party app developers will get new features to support Account Management, Security & Privacy related developer services. Further, it brings some UI changes while you lock/unlock/start your car with a digital key. The Japanese variants are even adopting new forms of payment.

Changelog

Account Management

  • [Phone] Allows users to hide recommended apps during the Google Kids Space onboarding flow.[2]
  • [Auto, Phone, TV, Wear OS] Improvements to account syncing and account recovery.[2]
  • [Phone] Ability to install Google Kids Space on a tablet’s secondary user during device setup.[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]
  • [Wear OS] With updates to the Play Store on Wear OS home page, users can experience a new content forward display that makes it easier to find recommended apps.[3]
  • [Wear OS] When users install an app on their Wear OS device that requires a companion app, their mobile device will automatically install the companion app.[3]
  • [Wear OS] New secondary menu to allow users to browse recommended apps for their Wear OS, Android TV or Android Auto devices from their Android phones.[3]
  • [Phone] Learn more about Play’s Top Picks by expanding results to see more details about the app or game directly within the Play’s Top Picks module.[3]
  • [Phone] Optimize menu navigation for large screens on landscape mode.[3]

Support

  • [Phone] Android 13 consumer education experience.[2]

Utilities

  • [Auto, Phone] Autofill will now notify users if their sign-on credentials have been found in a public data breach.[2]

Wallet

  • [Phone] You can now get visual feedback when you lock, unlock, or start your car with a digital car key.[2]
  • [Wear OS] This feature lets you add new forms of payment to Google Pay in Japan.[2]
  • [Phone] Enable showing open loop transit agencies in list of purchasable transit passes.[2]

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Account Management, Security & Privacy related developer services in their apps.[2]

[2] Available through Google Play services v36.22 updated on 09/14/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v32.4 updated on 09/19/2022

[Update: September 8, 2022]: Google again made some improvements in the September 2022 Google System. Google is rolling out Google Play services v32.22 in which the autofill feature on your Android phone will now notify users if their credentials are found in a data breach. There are some more improvements in the Wallet, now you will get visual feedback on locking, unlocking, or starting your car with a digital key.

Here is an update for developers too, now Google and third-party app developers can support account management, and security-related services in their apps. These updates/features will be available via Google Play Services from 8th September 2022, and these features will be available via Google Play Store from 12th Sept 2022.

[Update: September 2, 2022]: Google made some amendments in the Google System Update for the September changelog and added several new changes for WearOS devices accessing the Play Store. However, the features are available on Google Play Store v32.0, and not the v31.1 mentioned before. Here’s the new changelog:

Account Management

  • [Phone] Allows users to hide recommended apps during the Google Kids Space on boarding flow.[2]
  • [Auto, Phone, TV, Wear] Improvements to account syncing and account recovery.[2]
  • [Phone] Ability to install Google Kids Space on a tablet’s secondary user during device setup.[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]
  • [Wear OS] With updates to the Play Store on Wear OS home page, users can experience a new content forward display that makes it easier to find recommended apps.[3]
  • [Wear OS] When users install an app on their Wear OS device that requires a companion app, their mobile device will automatically install the companion app.[3]
  • [Wear OS] New secondary menu to allow users to browse recommended apps for their Wear OS, Android TV or Android Auto devices from their Android phones.[3]

[2] Available through Google Play services v35.22 updated on 09/01/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v32.0 updated on 09/01/2022

Old Story Follows…

Google did several new enhancements for the Google System via Google Play Services and Google Play. The new changes are meant to enhance usability across the Play Store and its services. Following monthly updates, this month’s update has brought in several improvements in Play Billing, improved Play Protect, and features to easily discover favorite Apps and Games.

Several new Account Management features are part of the latest Google System update. Google-enabled services which solely depend on Google Play or Play Services like Kids Space, Play Store, Play Pass and Play Points, etc updates are posted via this Google System Update. However, you can check the official changelog below:

What’s New

Account Management

  • [Phone] Allows users to hide recommended apps during the Google Kids Space onboarding flow.[2]
  • [Auto, Phone, TV, Wear] Improvements to account syncing and account recovery.[2]
  • [Phone] Ability to install Google Kids Space on a tablet’s secondary user during device setup.[2]

Google Play Store

  • Improvements to Play-as-you-download feature to let gamers start playing mobile games while the app download continues to reduce waiting times.[3]
  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.[3]
  • Enhancements to Google Play Billing.[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]

[2] Available through Google Play services v35.22 updated on 09/01/2022
[3] Available through Google Play Store v31.1 updated on 09/01/2022

These Android-specific features are pushed on a monthly basis to enhance the overall usability of the device. Make sure to update the Google Play Store and Play Services to enjoy these features.

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