Recently, Google Play Service has been updated with various enhancements and new features. The latest update, Google Play Services 9.8 comes with a disabled Nearby Notifications due to an issue that couldn’t be fixed within time. Since this disabling of Notification is only a temporary solution, we are expecting another quick update with a fix.
One of the best enhancements that came with the update is the ability to fill phone numbers associated with accounts through a single tap with the help of Credential API. Nearby Messages feature is improved with a new opt-in UI that also support hands-free operations. Google Fit is upgraded with a Goals API that allows apps to read fitness goals created by users. Similarly, the Cast API is also improved with Firebase and other features.