After announcing in June that Android app updates would be improved, Google has implemented its “smart app updates” feature. Android Police first spotted the change, which coincides with a new version of Google Play. Thanks to the new feature, mobile app updates won’t require a full download of the entire app; only the deltas, or code changes, are needed to update Android apps. Google is also readying support for gift cards and app or media wishlists. The “smart app updates feature” is important because of the mobile broadband data plan limits many consumers use for their Android phone or tablet. Read the full story at GigaOM.
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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).