There are thousands of apps and services that help Google’s Android operating system offer an amazing user experience and Google Play Services is the most important one of them. The interesting thing about Google Play Services is that it does all its work undercover and there are many people who have no idea what it actually does on their smartphone. With that said, today we are going to present the latest update for Google Play Services and what type of tasks this app takes care of.
Google Play Services 12.8.72 Update
Considering that Google Play Services is a key component to Google’s operating system, it should come as no surprise that Google’s developers are always releasing updates for it. In fact, a brand-new APK update which sports the 12.8.72 version number has been made available for download.
Android Package Kit
Before we present what this latest Google Play Services update does, we need to mention that Android users who wish to get it need to do it manually. The reason behind this is that the update has been released in APK format (Android Package Kit) and this type of update is not rolled out through official OTA (over the air) channels.
Therefore, Android users who are looking to get their hands on the latest Google Play Services update need to manually download and install the update on their smartphones. Moreover, APK updates require the “Unknown Sources” feature to be enabled first.
As you would expect from a background app, the new update doesn’t contain any new features or visual changes. However, the new 12.8.72 APK update does bring a bunch of software improvements to Google Play Services which help Android smartphones run faster than usual. Not just that, but Google Play Services is also responsible for the premium user experience that Android smartphones are known for and this update will help take it to the next level.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.