Google Play Services is now receiving an update to version 4.1, bringing improved battery life when location reporting is active, turn-based multiplayer support, a new Google Drive API, and more.
Play Services is the framework of Google services that developers can use to build and enhance their apps. Last updated following the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, the app runs as a background process giving other apps access to Google-powered features like maps, Google Plus integration, Play Games services, and more. The app is mostly important to Android developers, but updates eventually improve user experience, by allowing devs to create new features and improving performance and battery life.
The 4.1 update offers the following improvements to Play Services, as laid out on the Android Developers blog:
From a user’s perspective, the promise of better battery life is the most exciting, but all new features will eventually contribute to better apps, once devs begin to harness them. The Play Services app should update silently in the following days.
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How do I get the new update on CM 10.2?
Wait till you get it through play store, or you can manually instal the apk your self.
I would be weary about installing from that link, as I have not seen it posted by any reputable Android blogs yet.
EDIT: Nevermind, Android Police has a link to an APK. Cannot confirm it is the same as posted above.
The link i provided above is from a very well-known French Android blog. which is http://www.androidetvous.com/. You can see the file has the name of that blog one its title. To confirm that this is the actual topic that i got the link from. http://www.androidetvous.com/2014/01/10/google-play-services-4-1-telechargez-apk/
Ah, that blog is new to me. Looks like they were one of the first to post the APK. Ill have to keep my eye on that blog in the future. Thanks!
Np friend ;)
you’ve to wait cause it’s a rolling release or you can manually install the apk. i’ll wait for it.
Love how android automatically upgrades its self now !
damn the ads and location.damn google for taking privacy data and sell to nsa.
Did you not agree to the terms and services agreement? It clearly states that Google has the right to access your info, and it’s not affecting your rights or your daily life in anyway. NSA isn’t going to knock on your door unless you’re a suspected threat to the United States. Stop complaining and think about whether the sudden news of NSA’s existence has stopped you from doing what you do. No company in the United States has the ability to resist the government. Google and other companies were asked to send information for the NSA to monitor and they had to obey. I also hope you realize that majority of Google’s money comes not from the nexus and gpe program, but its ads. You take away ads, and no more Glass, Nexus, GPE, Balloon, self-driving cars, Google Search, its other services, Android, and unbelievably valuable stocks. At this point everything is tied together. Google is able to continue what it does, mainly because of the ad-revenue. Location services are what get Maps to work, take them out and inaccurate directions.. You know the find my phone feature? Yeah that’s based on location services as well.
This update took long enough. Specifically “google services” drains battery life when wifi/mobile network is used to find your location. Leaving GPS on was fine. Up until this update, on an average full day of use, my note 3 showed about 50% usage by google services because of a wake lock. These automatic updates should not be automatic. When the previous update came out, I suddenly found myself with several hours worth of battery life taken away because of google services and no idea why.
Google refuses to move anything to the microSD card. Some of it is technically necessary but not most of it. Play has been bloated to too big for my internal storage, so I only “install it” for important updates and then uninstall it again. Who knows if this version will clog things up so much I have to decide between refusing updates to my apps or paying my own money instead of Google’s money for a newer phone. If Google wants more and more storage for its unwanted “services” in order to use the basics, maybe it will buy me my new phone.
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shame you all who has no privacy.ban nsa!
Completely out of subject but, does anyone know when will ALL the Google Play services (Music, Books , etc..) come to all countries (Middle-East in particular)?