it starts in December and January


Google changes its mind and decides that from now on it will also publish a changelog with the changes introduced with the release of monthly security patches distributed through the Google Play Storejust like it does with the system ones every first Monday of the month.

This means that we can finally know the news that theGoogle Play security update brings with it: for example, we can already take a look at the changes introduced with that of December, available for a few days, and with that of January, in roll out right now.

Google Play security update December 2021

  • Critical Fixes
    • [Auto, Tablet, TV, Wear OS, Phone] Bug fixes for device connectivity, safety & emergency, system management & diagnostics and media related services.
  • Games
    • [Phone, TV] With updates to Play Games Services, you can now sign in and manage your Google Play Games Profile and your privacy and sign-in settings without having to install the Google Play Games app.
  • Google Play Store
    • Play-as-you-download feature to let gamers start playing mobile games while the app download continues to reduce waiting times.
    • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.
    • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.
    • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.
    • Enhancements to Google Play Billing.
    • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.
    • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.
  • Support
    • [Auto, Tablet, TV, Wear OS, Phone] With updates to the new version of mobile data plan UI, you can have a better experience of selecting the data plan.
  • Utilities
    • [Auto, Phone] With update to Autofill, for some users in US, we have added risk-based authentication to Virtual card transactions.
    • [Auto, Tablet, TV, Wear OS, Phone] With the update to Contacts, users can import contacts from SIM card to your google account from the google contacts sync setting page.
  • Wallet
    • [Phone, Tablet] Added support for Israel, Kazakhstan, and the Netherlands.
    • [Phone] With digital car key, you can lock, unlock and start your car with just your phone (requires compatible car and phone model).
  • System Management
    • Updates to system management services that improve battery life, device connectivity, network usage, privacy, stability, security and updatability.
  • Developer Services
    • New developer features for Google & 3rd party app developers to support analytics & amp; diagnostics and device connectivity related developer services in their apps.

Google Play security update January 2022

  • Critical Fixes
    • [Tablet, Wear OS, Phone] Bug fixes for device connectivity, safety & emergency, system management & diagnostics and media related services.
  • Google Play Store
    • Play-as-you-download feature to let gamers start playing mobile games while the app download continues to reduce waiting times.
    • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.
    • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.
    • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.
    • Enhancements to Google Play Billing.
    • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.
    • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.
  • System Management
    • With updates to the timezone management system, added support for new daylight savings time transition changes in various countries.
    • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, network usage, stability, security and updatability.

The Google Play security update is therefore now detailed monthly just like the system security patches, which allows us to know the news from time to time; those interested in following the releases have to do is read us or alternatively view This Page.

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