Google app updates: Keep, Play Movies – learn what’s new

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Windows Phone 8.1 may still be dancing through our thoughts, but there’s plenty of other non-Microsoft motion still happening today on the smartphone scene. Wednesdays are when we typically look for Google to release updates for an Android app or two, and the company does not fail to disappoint this week. Let’s take a look at what’s headed out to Android users today:

First up, we’ve got an update for Google Keep, bringing the note-taking app a slightly tweaked UI; the changes serve to help bring Keep in line with the latest design language Google’s been using across its various Android offerings. You’ll also find new settings to help you with organization within the app, a trash bin to act as a buffer for notes you don’t necessarily want gone for good just yet, and the ability to search images for text within.

Then there’s Play Movies, which also gets some polish to its interface. Video navigation is improved with new swipe controls; you can still navigate directly on the seek bar for bigger movements, or swipe right on the video for quick ten-second jumps. The app can now display app synopses for TV content, there are a few adjustments to closed captioning, and support for users juggling multiple Google accounts arrives.

Updates to both apps are on their way out now; look for them to hit your phone or tablet in the days to come.

Update: Looks like we’ve got one more for you, with word that Newsstand has its own update incoming.

Source: Google Play 1, 2
Via: Android Police, Droid-life

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!