Google Play Services is the app that sits at the middle of the Android operating system and there is no doubt about that. However, Google Play Services is a background app and this is why most Android fans have no idea what it does on their smartphones. Not just that, but there are reports that show oblivious Android users who have deleted Google Play Services from their smartphones in order to free up internal storage space only to be left wondering why none of their apps are working anymore.
For those who are not familiar with Google Play Services, they should know that this is one of the most important components of the Android operating system and that it is responsible for offer a premium and immersive user experience. Nonetheless, the reason why Google Play Services is making headlines today is because the background app has just received a new update.
Google Play Services 17.1.22 Update
We have some great news to share with Android fans today! The Android parent has released a new update for Google Play Services and it sports the 17.1.22 version number. The update is rolling out starting today (May 10th) and it is arriving via OTA (over the air) channels. Since this is Google we are talking about, then it should come as no surprise that the update can also be downloaded in the form of APK.
APK Installation Guidelines
APK is a special update format that Google uses whenever it releases a new update. The update’s acronym stands for “Android Package Kit” and therefore, it can only be installed on Android powered devices. However, there is a trick to making Android devices eligible for APK releases. The trick is to head over to the “Settings” panel and then to enable the “Unknown Sources” option.
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