The trick to making sure that your Android powered smartphone is running at peak performance levels is to download all the latest updates that Google releases. The tricky part here is that Google is updating its most important Android services every other day and this makes it difficult for Android users to stay on top of all the latest updates, especially since most of them come in the form of APK (Android Package Kit).
Google Play Services 16.1.55 Beta Update
With that said, it should come as no surprise that Google Play Services which is a key component of the Android operating system has just been updated. The new update sports the 16.1.55 beta version number and as you can tell, it’s currently available only for beta testers. Fortunately, enrolling the Android Beta Program is not complicated at all and everyone can do it in a couple of minutes.
The question that must be sitting on the mind of all Android fans is what are the “goodies” that this latest Google Play Services update introduces? Well, the answer to that is software tweaks and bug fixes. Considering the fact that Google Play Services is a background app, then no one should be shocked to find out that the new update only introduces background software tweaks.
Even though some Android fans might be disappointed to hear that this latest beta update doesn’t introduce any new features, we need to let them know that bug fixes and software tweaks are equally important.
The reason why we are saying this is because bug fixes are lowering the changes for the Android operating system to crash and software tweaks are improving the overall performances of Google Play Services. Therefore, we are advising all Android fans who are enrolled in the Android Beta Program to download the new update ASAP.
Carrie Ryley was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. As a journalist Carmen has contributed to NPR News Blog, Outdoor Magazine and many other publications. In regards to academics, Carrie earned a degree in business degree from A&N and earned her master’s degree at University of Florida. Carrie covers local news and culture stories here at Miami Morning Star.