Google Play services 3.2 rollout for Android devices around the world is complete according to Google. The update offers better performance and greater power savings along with other enhancements to Location based services, Maps, instanBuy, Google+ and Photo Sphere. Google posted the announcement on Android developers blog, to simplify testing for developers they have released updated Google APIs emulator that includes the Google Play Services 3.2.
Location Based services received enhancements in this rollout, the Fused Location Provider now supports a low-power mode option and the ability to inject mock locations which enables developers to test apps in variety of simulated conditions.
Geofencing APIs are also updated to support hardware-based GPS geofencing on devices that have supported hardware like Nexus 4. Hardware geofences consume less battery and will take advantage of the feature if the hardware supports it without you making any changes.
The new simplified sharing control for Google+ can be embedded with in the app that simplifies sharing content on Google+. Photo Sphere feature also got updated, now users can explore saved spheres in a new compass mode, similar to Google’s Street View implementation.
“The InstantBuy implementation has also been given some boost with increase in efficiency, improved latency, a cleaner UI with contextual text and assets for the holo light theme, and support for passing through loyalty and offers information.”