Google Settings

Some of you may have noticed a new little green Google icon in your app draw this morning, named “Google Settings”. No, it’s not some malware app, but part of Google Play’s latest update.

The new shortcut gives you quicker access to the numerous Google app settings, which were previously hidden in all manner of different places. It’s a welcome update for people like me who sometimes struggle to find the right settings to get Google Maps to access their location properly.

Think of it like a master settings menu for the standard Google applications, Google +, Maps, Latitude, search history, and apps requiring your Gmail user name, which can now all be managed from a single location. This is especially useful as these settings often move around a little bit if you switch ROMs or upgrade Android versions. It makes so much sense to finally have all these settings in one place.

I know it’s not a major update, but it’s nice to know that Google is still paying attention to the little things.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.