Google is one of the best tech companies at the moment. You have likely used at least one Google device or piece of software during your lifetime, since the tech giant owns various services like YouTube, Gmail, the operating system that runs on billions of devices across the world – Android, and the search engine that made the company so popular.
Android is ubiquitous. Without it, a considerable part of the world’s smartphones would be rendered useless.
The operating system receives particular updates that improve its reliability and correct various glitches and vulnerabilities.
One of the essential bits of Android is Google Play Services.
It is Google’s medium to update Google apps. It’s one of the key apps on your phone. Avoiding to update it will result in many apps failing at first and, in the end, not running at all.
Therefore, it’s essential to make sure that Google Play Services is up to date at all times. Thankfully, you don’t have to do that manually. The operating system usually manages the app, so everything is running smoothly. There are times when it fails to do so, but a quick reboot or reset does the trick in most cases.
With each new edition, the app gets more stable and adds extra security to the system.
Google’s developers work hard to keep the app fresh and fit to have a flawless experience with their devices. However, that is a laborious job to do, mainly because the operating system must be incredibly versatile and run on many phones, all with individual hardware configurations and versions.
Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.