The Android operating system is renowned throughout the world for the premium user experience that it offers. However, what many people don’t know about Google’s latest Android 9.0 Pie and all other versions of the operating system is that there is an app that keeps everything running as it should. The app that we are talking about is called Google Play Services and it is one of the most vital components of the Android operating system.
Google Play Services
The interesting thing about Google Play Services is that this is a background app. This means that Android users don’t get to interact with it and this is why also so many people have no idea what it does. In fact, there are thousands of reports of Android users who delete Google Play Services from their smartphones in order to free up internal storage space and then they are left wondering why nothing is working anymore.
Well, the reason why everything stops working when Google Play Services is deleted is because this app is used to automatically update third-party and native apps. Not only that, but Google Play Services also takes care of important tasks such as remembering passwords and user IDs.
New 14.8.49 APK
Nonetheless, the Android parent has recently released a new update for Google Play Services. The update is available in the form of APK (android package kit) and this means that all interested Android users who want to download it need to do it manually.
We know, having to manually install an APK update can be annoying. However, this is all worth it when considering that APK updates give Android users a way for them to get their hands on the latest features, bug fixes and software tweaks ahead of everyone else.
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