This week’s Extravagant Update Wednesday was relatively minor in the grand scheme of things, but that’s what happens when you’re Google and you’re planning a developer’s conference.
Google updated Google Play Movies & TV only incrementally by making your Play Store wish list content more visible compared to previous versions. If anything, it’s a ploy to get you to peruse through what you’ve been wanting to watch and buy it on the fly.
The app also received a few new feature updates. You can now rewind back 10 seconds in a video by simply swiping your finger across the video image, or drag your finger across the video to engage Precise seeking. There are also more options to customize captions, as well as a more concise navigation menu. Overall, it appears that Play Movies & TV really just received some interface upkeep.
The company also broke out the official Android mail application into its own app in the Google Play store. It also promises improved security and an easier account creation process, but it isn’t Gmail—in fact, it’s devoid of most of the features that Gmail boasts—and it’s not even compatible with any other phones or tablets beyond the most recent Nexus devices. Those with Google Play Editions of the HTC One M7 and Samsung Galaxy S4 can’t download it, either. In retrospect, we’re not entirely sure why Google decided to break out the app, but we’ll probably find out soon. Google always has a reason... sometimes.