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Release Notes

Version Release Date Notes
7.5 2015‑05‑28
  • Added support for app install and content native ad formats across AdMob, DFP, and Ad Exchange.
  • Added support for custom native ad formats, available for DFP reservations.
7.3 2015‑04‑28 Various bug fixes.
7.0 2015‑03‑19
6.5 2014‑12‑08
  • Introduced split JAR architecture--Android Studio developers can now just include the ads portion of Google Play services by depending on com.google.android.gms:play‑services‑ads:6.+.
    Note: Apps that create banner ads in XML must still reference the entire library com.google.android.gms:play‑services:6.+.
  • Various bug fixes.
6.1 2014‑10‑08
  • Added a getLocation method to com.google.android.gms.ads.MediationAdRequest.
  • Added a content description to the interstitial close button for accessibility.
  • Removed logging of "Google Play resources not found" when the library project is linked correctly.
  • Added getMediationAdapterClassName to AdView to get the class name of the ad network mediation adapter currently showing an ad.
5.0 2014‑06‑25
  • Added new APIs to implement Custom Events.
  • Added default purchase flow for In-App Purchase, using the Google Play Billing API.
4.4 2014‑05‑07
  • Added new Mediation Adapter APIs.
  • Added new 320x100 LARGE_BANNER ad format for both phones and tablets.
  • Added new interstitial format for In-App Purchase. Set an InAppPurchaseListener on InterstitialAd to listen for in-app purchase events.
  • Bug fix for SecurityException crash due to reading gservices without permission.
4.3 2014‑03‑17
  • InterstitialAd now functions if passed an application context.
  • Added the setContentUrl method to PublisherAdRequest.Builder.
  • Fix for exception when Service not registered.
4.2 2014‑02‑03 Various bug fixes.
4.1 2014‑01‑16
  • Added support for DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP), Ad Exchange, and Search Ads for Mobile Apps.
  • AdRequest.Builder now has a setLocation method.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred if an interstitial ad was requested but AdActivity wasn't specified in the manifest.
4.0 2013‑10‑31
  • Google Mobile Ads APIs are now part of Google Play services.
  • Future updates to the Google Mobile Ads APIs get automatically pushed to devices through Google Play services.
  • DFP, Ad Exchange, and Search Ads for Mobile Apps not yet supported.

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