The Google Play system updates for the month of May have been released, and one of the changes includes the addition of car-sharing to Nearby Share functionality, in addition to an overhaul of the Google Help app. Google system updates include the Android operating system, Google Play store, and Google Play Services. Every month, Google shares the latest updates on the changes it’s making with the system update, to what it calls the “Google System” for Android. Usually the changelog looks pretty much the same for every month, but this time it lists a few changes and improvements.
According to a report from 9to5Google, Google is bringing car-sharing to Nearby Sharing, which offers an AirDrop-like experience on Apple devices, with the latest Google Play May 2022 update. Nearby Sharing is also supported with Chromebooks and Windows PCs.
With the new feature, users will be able to share files, links and text from one of their own devices to another without having to approve each file they share, the report said. As a reminder, the car-sharing option in Nearby Sharing was spotted in development last month and first spotted in January.
To get these latest features and improvements on their Android device, users will need to update to Google Play Services version 22.15 and Play Store version 30.3. These two versions started rolling out from May 2.
Also, users can directly go to Google Play to update Google Play Services, if an update is available. Meanwhile, Google Play system updates can also be found through the Settings appbelow About the phone > Android version > Google Play system update on the phone.
Additionally, the new Google Play system update also brings an overhaul to the Google Help app. Although the changelog doesn’t mention any specific details regarding the design change, it’s possible that Google is bringing its “Material You” design theme to the app.