Have you ever wondered what is the role of Google Play Services in the Android operating system? Many people don’t know just how important this service is and some Android fans have even deleted it in order to free up storage space and to their surprise, all of their apps suddenly stopped working. The reason behind this is that Google Play Services provides core functionality such as authentication to Google services, synchronized contacts, automatic updates from the Google Play Store and much more.
Since Google Play Services is such an important component in the Android operating system, then no one should be shocked to find out that the Android parent is constantly pushing out software updates to it. In fact, a brand-new update has arrived earlier this morning and today we are going to cover everything there is to know about it.
Google Play Services 18.3.82 Update
First off, the new update for Google Play Services sports the 18.3.82 version number and it’s being rolled out via Google’s official OTA (over the air) channels. This means that the only thing that Android fans who want to access the latest update for Google Play Services need to do is to simply connect their smartphones to a stable Wi-Fi network and wait for it to pop up in the notifications panel.
Google Play Services is a background app and therefore, the new update which sports the 18.3.82 version number doesn’t come with any new features or cool graphic updates. However, Android fans should be pleased to find out that the new Google Play Services update does make up for the lack of features by introducing a bunch of bug fixes which are tackling serious issues which sometimes caused Google Play Services to start lagging.
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.