Google’s Android operating system does an amazing job of providing users with a premium experience and powerful performances. This is all thanks to the fact that Google has equipped the operating system with lots of background apps that are handling tasks without Android fans even knowing about them in the first place. The perfect example of this is none other than Google Play Services. Even though most people have no idea what is the role that this background app is playing on their smartphones, Google Play Services is one of the most important components in the entire Android operating systems.
Introducing: Google Play Services
Have you ever wondered how all the apps and games that you have installed on your smartphone can automatically update themselves? Google Play Services is the app that is responsible for this. Google Play Services provides both native and third-party apps with access to OTA (over the air) software updates. However, this is not the only thing that Google Play Services does.
Google Play Services also provides core functionality such as authentication to other Google Services, synchronized contacts, access to all the latest user privacy settings, and higher quality, lower quality powered location based services. More importantly, Google Play Services has the power to speed up offline searches and provide more immersive apps.
New 19.8.29 Update
Now that we have seen what are the tasks that Google Play Services takes care of in the background of the Android operating system, no one should be surprised to find out that Google is constantly releasing software updates that are taking the performances of the background app to the next level. In fact, a new update which sports the 19.8.29 version number is now rolling out.
The new update for Google Play Services doesn’t come with any exciting features, but it makes up for that by introducing a handful of bug fixes and software tweaks that are improving the overall performances of the background app.