ay Services 8.4 update details family groups, app invites, other new tweaks

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 19 Nov 2015

has cranking out the new features through ay Services rather quickly as of late, dishing out version 8.4 about three weeks after the 8.3 update.

The good news is that if you’ve been impatiently waiting to share your apps other purchases with family members, such a feature may finally be near. According to an A teardown, there are several more details about how such a plan would look.

The update specifies that a family group creator must be at least 18, can only tag one individual to be the family manager. There’s a reference to some type of limit to the number of those who can be in a family, but it isn’t spelled out just yet. It’ll also only work with personal accounts: so no luck for those using for rk or for ucation.

so, there’s a string that details some type of app invite feature that’s part of the Nearby A. You can currently share an app via SMS or with Android’s sharing tool, but this may allow for an over-the-air hover, much like Apple’s Airdrop.

also added in some icons to make the Smart ck screen easier to navigate an option for 720p video out with Android Auto.

You should get the new ay Services update over the air, or you can grab it now from A Mirror.

y this matters: ay Services is the primary tool uses to get new features out to developers. Unless you have a Nexus device, you’ll see capabilities come through here much faster than you would with Android OS updates. It’ll be nice to see the family account manager feature go live soon, as it’s a big missing piece from ’s digital storefront, in comparison to Apple’s App Store.