The Android operating system is equipped with lots of valuable components that take care of important tasks. However, they all pale in comparison with Google Play Services. Despite not being as famous as the Google Play Store, for example, Google Play Services is still the most important component in the Android operating system. Therefore, today we want to present the latest update for Google Play Services which is being rolled out via OTA (over the air) channels right now.
Google Play Services 17.4.55 Update
Right from the start, the first thing that we want to mention about the latest Google Play Services update is the fact that it sports the 17.4.55 version number. Google Play Services is essential to the Android operating system and this is why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Google is updating it every single day with new security patches and software tweaks.
With that said, Android fans should be pleased to find out that the latest 17.4.55 release for Google Play Services comes with a handful of software tweaks that serve the sole purpose of optimizing the overall performances of Google Play Services, thus improving the software stability of all Android powered smartphones.
As previously noted, the update is currently being rolled out via OTA (over the air) channels. This means that the update is going to arrive to all Android fans who are keeping their smartphones connected to a stable Wi-Fi network. However, this doesn’t mean that getting the update via OTA channels is the only way.
Google has also released the new Google Play Services update in the form of APK (Android Package Kit). Therefore, Android fans can manually download the APK version of the update and install it on their smartphones whenever they want.
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