Google Play Services 16.0.86 Update for Beta Testers is Now Live

Android users who are enlisted in the beta program in order to access all the latest features, software tweaks and bug fixes ahead of everyone else should be pleased to know that the Android parent has just released a new update for Google Play Services. This background app sits at the core of Google’s Android operating system and while many people might not know this, Google Play Services is responsible for handling private information (bank accounts, users IDs), making games more immersive and also for helping both native and third-party apps receive OTA (over the air) updates

Google Play Services 16.0.86 Beta

The new update for Google Play Services can be found on Google’s official APK website and it sports the 16.0.86 beta version number. Android users who are not familiar with APK updates should know that the first thing they need to in order to access the latest APK releases is to make their smartphones eligible for the update. This can be done by heading over to the Settings panel and then by enabling the “Unknown Sources” option.

On the other hand, we need to note that Android users who have already installed previous beta APK releases for Google Play Services don’t need to do anything in order to make their smartphones eligible. The new update is going to be released via OTA channels for them.

Improved Software Stability


As we mentioned in the beginning, Google Play Services is a background app that keeps Google’s operating system in check. Therefore, the new 16.0.86 Beta update for Google Play Services introduces a handful of software tweaks and bug fixes. Even though some Android users might be disappointed to find out that the new update doesn’t introduce any new features, they shouldn’t forget that this is a background app that we are talking about.

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