There are many apps which are responsible for the premium user experience that Google’s Android operating system offers and Google Play Services is one of them. The interesting thing about Google Play Services is that since it is a background app and Android fans don’t see the tasks that it takes care of, there are many people who have no idea what Google Play Services does on their smartphones and some even delete it. To their surprise, they soon find out that all other apps stopped working after Google Play Services was deleted.
The reason why Google Play Services is so important to the Android operating system is because it provides core functionality such as authentication to Google Services, access to all the latest user privacy settings and much more. With that said, no one should be surprised to find out that Google Play Services is updated on a regular basis.
Google Play Services 18.7.14 Update
Android fans should be pleased to find out that Google Play Services has just received a new update. The update sports the 18.7.14 version number and Google is rolling it out via OTA (over the air) channels right now. This means that all Android fans who are keeping their smartphones connected to a stable Wi-Fi network are scheduled to download the new update later today.
Improved Software Reliability
The question that all Android fans must be asking right now is what are the new features that the latest Google Play Services update introduces? Well, the update doesn’t come with any new features. However, this shouldn’t shock anyone since Google Play Services is a background app after all.
Instead of introducing new features, Google Play Services’ latest update comes with a handful of bug fixes which are taking care of various issues and thus, they are improving the overall software reliability of Android powered smartphones.
Ernestina Saenz Salcido is a reporter for News Lair. She mostly writes on her free time about gadgets and tech news. When she’s not working she takes care of her 2 daughters.