The Android operating system offers a premium user experience that can’t be found anywhere else and this all couldn’t be possible without help from the Google Play Services. The interesting thing about Google Play Services is that despite being one of the most important Android components, the large majority of Android fans have no idea what this service is doing on their smartphones. Well, we are going to clear that up today and also present the latest update for Google Play Services.
What Does Google Play Services Do?
The first thing that we want to mention about Google Play Services is that it is a background app. This means that all the tasks it takes care of are happening in the background and this is why no one sees them. Nonetheless, Google Play Services is responsible for providing core functionality such as authentication to Google Services, synchronized contacts, access to all the latest user privacy settings, higher/lower quality powered location based devices and much more!
New 18.3.83 Update
Now that we have presented what Google Play Services does on Android powered smartphones, no one should be surprised to find out that Google is updating the service on a regular basis. In fact, a brand-new update which sports the 18.3.83 version number has started rolling out today.
The new update for Google Play Services is rolling out via OTA (over the air) channels and just like the service itself, the update introduces a handful of under the hood software tweaks. These tweaks are taking the performances of Google Play Services to the next level and thus, the new update is basically speeding up all Android powered smartphones. In addition, the update also comes with a bunch of bug fixes which are tackling various issues.
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