Have you ever wondered what is the reason why Google’s Android operating system is used on hundreds of millions of smartphones? The secret behind Android’s success is the premium user experience that it offers and access to the plethora of apps and games available to download on the Play Store. Since we are talking about the premium user experience offered by the operating system, we need to mention that this is all possible thanks to Google Play Services.
Google Play Services is a background app and despite being one of the most important components in Android, most smartphone users have no idea what this app does on their smartphone. With that said, today we are going to check out what is the role that Google Play Services plays and also take a look at the app’s latest update.
What is the Purpose of Google Play Services?
Since Google Play Services is a background app, then it shouldn’t come as a surprise that thousands of Android apps have no idea what it does on their smartphones. Some of them have even deleted it to free up storage space only to be shocked to find out that all their apps stopped working. The reason behind this is that Google Play Services is the app that gives other native and third-party apps access to OTA (over the air) updates and offline features.
Google Play Services 20.1.04 Update
Considering that Google Play Services is so important, Google is always updating it its performances via software updates. The latest update for Google Play Services sports the 20.1.04 version number and it is now available to download. The update aims to improve the overall software stability of Android smartphones and it does that by introducing a handful of bug fixes.
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