Google is one of the most successful tech companies of the moment. You have likely used at least one Google product during your lifetime, since the tech giant owns various services like YouTube, Gmail, the search engine that made it famous, and the operating system that runs on billions of devices across the world – Android.
Android is extremely popular. Without it, a significant part of the world’s smartphones would be rendered useless.
The operating system receives occasional updates that improve its reliability and fix various glitches and vulnerabilities.
One of the essential parts of Android is Google Play Services.
It is Google’s tool to update Google apps. It’s one of the fundamental apps on your phone. Avoiding to update it will result in many apps misbehaving at first and, in the end, not working at all.
Therefore, it’s crucial 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 takes care of the app, so everything is running smoothly. There are times when the operating system fails to do so, but a quick reboot or reset does the trick in most cases.
With each new version, the app gets more reliable and adds extra safety to the system.
Google’s programmers work hard to keep the app fresh and relevant to have a flawless experience with their devices. However, that is a tough job to do, mainly because the operating system must be incredibly versatile and run on many phones, all with individual hardware configurations and versions.
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and a health enthusiast.