If you enjoy using Android powered smartphones, then we have some great news to share with you today. Google Play Services which is one of the most vital components in the Android operating system has been updated and today we are going to present everything there is to know about it starting with the fact that the update is changing the version number of Google Play Services to 17.4.55.
Google Play Services 17.4.55 Update
The first thing that we want to do is to give Google Play Services a brief introduction so that everyone will understand why Google is updating it on a regular basis. Google Play Services takes care of high-priority tasks such as synchronizing accounts, phone contacts and even making it possible for third-party and native Android apps to receive OTA (over the air) updates. Therefore, no one should be amazed to find out that Google Play Services is updated nearly every other day.
As previously noted, the new update for Google Play Services sports the 17.4.55 version number and it comes with lots of under the hood software improvements. The reason why these improvements are called under the hood is that even though Android fans will not be able to see them, they will certainly feel them since they help Google’s Android operating system to run faster than usual.
The new Google Play Services update is currently being rolled out via OTA (over the air) channels. However, this is not the only way to access the new update. Google has also published it in the form of APK (Android Package Kit). What this means is that eager Android fans who don’t want to wait for the update to arrive via OTA channels can always pick the alternative option of manually downloading and installing it in the form of APK.
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