Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Android Police APK Teardown shows awesome sync updates

Android Police have one feature that I love to check out and that is the APK Teardown feature. This week they got their hands on the Google Play Services APK and tore it down in 2 parts. Part one looks at the gaming portion of the APK and that includes tons of goodies that we may get to see at I/O, including game syncing and leader boards. Part two is the more interesting part in my opinion as it looks as though there is app syncing coming to Android. This could mean backups for your devices or syncing app data across devices which would both be welcome additions to the Android ecosystem. In addition the teardown reveals a location sync that could be great for battery life if it turns out to be what Android Police believe.