Most Android fans don’t know this, but Google Play Services is a vital component of the Android operating system. The reason why Google Play Services doesn’t benefit from the same fame as the Google Play Store does, for example, is because Google Play Services is a background app. This means that all the high-priority tasks that Google Play Services takes care of happen in the background and Android fans never see it.
If we were to sum up the most important functions of Google Play Services, then it would have to be the fact that the service provides core functionality like authentication to Google services, synchronized contacts, access to all the latest user privacy settings, and higher quality, lower quality powered location based services. To make things even better, Google Play Services is also responsible for enhancing app and mobile game user experiences.
Google Play Services 17.7.85 Update
Now that we have presented what Google Play Services does, no one should be surprised to find out that the Android parent is releasing software updates for Google Play Services on a daily basis. these software updates are designed for the sole purpose of improving the overall performances of Google Play Services and with that said, a brand-new update has just been released.
The latest update for Google Play Services sports the 17.7. 85 version number and it’s available to download right now. The update can be simply downloaded just by connecting the smartphone to a stable Wi-Fi network and waiting for it to arrive via OTA (over the air) channels.
However, the update can also be manually downloaded and installed by eager Android fans. Although, this can only be one in the form of APK (Android Package Kit) and the installation process can be quite tricky since Android users are required to enable the “Unknown Sources” option.
Adam Thrones is still early into his career as tech and digital marketing reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Adam earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Adam has a passion for emerging technology and writing on his blog. He is always eager about the new gadgets on the market and likes to cover updates on software.