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By Magnus Hyttsten, Google Developer Relations Google Play services 4.2 has now been rolled out to the world, and it’s packed with much-anticipated features such as the brand new Cast API and the updated Drive API. In addition to these blockbuster announcements, we are also launching a slightly less visible but equally important new API — a new way to connect client APIs and manage API requests. As with the initial Drive API, these changes were available as a developer preview in earlier releases of Google Play services. We're now happy to graduate those APIs to fully supported and official. In this post we'll take a look at the new Google Play services client APIs and what they mean for your apps — for details be sure to read Accessing Google Play services and the API reference documentation.

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