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Download and install the latest Google Play Services APK 10.0.X for free

Everything the Play Store does with the apps on your phone goes through Google Play Services. This tells your phone when to update apps and introduces new features and settings to Google Play. Long story short: you should keep it updated. Find out all about the latest version – Google Play Services 10.0.X – below.

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Google Play Services is the general overlord of apps, and you're best off when it's up to date. / © ANDROIDPIT

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Google Play Services 10.0.X: what's new?

It was just announced that this will be the final version of Google Play Services to support Gingerbread. The outdated version of Android from 2011 won't be supported any longer, and in early 2017 with version 10.2, neither will Honeycomb.

Google Play Services 9.4.52:

August 2, 2016:

The new Google Play Services version has hit APKMirror. Version 9.4.52 arrives without a changelog, though no doubt includes minor bug fixes and security updates, and comes in at around 40-50 MB in size.

Google recently introduced family-sharing options to the Play Store, allowing you to share your Play Store purchases – including books, movies, games, TV shows and apps – with up to six family members. If you want to take advantage of this, download the latest Google Play Services APK here, and make sure you have the latest version of the Google App installed also.

Google Play Services 8.9.16

April 14, 2016: Google changed the Google Play Services icon, making the colors bolder and adjusting the position of the lines slightly. 

The version numbers currently go as high as 9.0.83 on APKMirror, but we've yet to test these out to find what's new. It seems likely that Google will be loading Play Services up with things in preparation for Google I/O, which takes place May 18 - 20, so we might get more information on what exactly is going on inside the mysterious app-to-rule-all-apps then.

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A small improvement to the Play Services icon came in version 8.9.16 / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Services 8.7.02

March 1, 2016: The latest version of Google Play Services could fly under the radar but it actually introduces one tasty improvement. 

Google Play Services 8.7.02 enables Chrome Custom tabs in the Google app. With Custom Tabs, Android opens links from Google Now cards and Google app searches in a condensed version of Chrome within the Google app, rather than redirecting you to the dedicated Chrome app.

This increases the speed at which web content is loaded, because these custom tabs don't require the same RAM and CPU usage as the regular Chrome app. 

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The latest Google Play Services version enables Chrome Custom Tabs. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Services 8.4.89

November 18, 2015: Now that Google has released an all-new batch of Material Design icons for developers, it makes sense that some Google properties got an update. This is also evident in a refreshed Smart Lock section in Settings, which now features some of the new icons. Android Auto also got an additional option for 720p video output.

Install Google Play Services: the easy way

The simplest way to always have the latest version of Google Play Services installed is to keep an eye on this page, where we'll provide you with a download link to the very latest versions available in the Play Store. Just tap the install button below to ensure you have the current version.

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However, as with most things Android, there are always newer and better versions available if you're willing to put in a little more effort. For example, there are multiple versions of Google Play Services for the different versions of Android you might have. So if you want the very latest version then just follow the steps below.

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First you need to know which version of Android you have. / © ANDROIDPIT

Install Google Play Services: the technical way

First, you'll need to know which version of Android you have. Go to Settings > About Phone and look for Android Version. Then, you'll need unknown sources enabled on your phone. This just allows you to install apps from outside Google Play. Go to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources and check the box. 

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Then we need to enable Unknown Sources in your security settings. / © ANDROIDPIT

Next, you need to know which version of Play Services is right for you. This is where your Android version number comes in. Each Google Play Services version has a three number suffix at the end, following the hyphen.

These three numbers are broken down as follows: Android version, CPU architecture and dots per inch (DPI). You can check the current version of Google Play Services by going to Settings > Apps > All tab > Google Play Services.

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You can see the -446 suffix at the end of the Google Play Services version number (right). / © ANDROIDPIT

The first number is your Android version:

0 = Android 4.4.4 and older

2 = Android 5.0 and 5.1 (starting with Google Play Services v8)

4 = Android 6.0 and above (Note: 4 = Android 5.0 and 5.1 for versions of Google Play Services prior to v8)

7 = Android 5.0

8 = Android TV

The second number is your CPU architecture:

1 = armeabi

3 = armeabi-v7a

4 = arm64-v8a

7 = x86

The third number is your device screen's DPI (dots per inch):

0 = universal

2 = 160 dpi

4 = 240 dpi

6 = 320 dpi

8 = 480 dpi

So in the screenshot above you can tell I have a Lollipop device running an ARMv8 chip with 320 DPI. If you want to do things the other way around and figure out which number you should be looking for, just grab CPU-Z, which will tell you your CPU architecture and DPI. The good news is that once you know this information it won't change until you get a new phone.

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One the left we can see this device has x86 architecture and on the right, 160 DPI. / © ANDROIDPIT
CPU-Z Install on Google Play

Download Google Play Services APK

Now you simply have to choose the right Google Play Services version based on the three pieces of information you just collected. You can find the latest versions of Google Play Services hosted on APK Mirror and select the right one with the right suffix for your device. Then, just download and install Google Play Services onto your phone.

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  • H E L L O , Moto G (1st generation) XT1032 Lollipop 5.1 . . .
    Trying to solve a Google Play Services update issue I am now locked into a loop
    "Android is starting... Optimising app 14 of 52".
    I succeed in accessing "Recovery" and I have carried out "wipe data/factory reset" 3 (or more) times.
    On "Reboot" the Moto logo appears. After a long wait I get a dark screen and the "Android is starting... Optimising app 1 of 52" starts all over again . . . what is your advice ? . . .

  • Goran Apt 2 months ago Link to comment

    I solved the problem on ZTE Blade Q, tnx for assistence, i`m happy now :)

  • And here.

  • Meowmeow0 3 months ago Link to comment

    If 8 as the first number means android TV then why does my marshmallow device have 8?

  • Intex Aqua with Version 5.1, not able to update any app.
    Please help.

  • Excellent service

  • It is the worst Google download I have ever come across this new version of Google play service how do you download it. Got know Google at all. .Google services

  • but mine is a samsung duos and it says android version 5.1.1
    version 3.0.27[59913-05]
    don't know what to do, pls help me through

  • AissiA 5 months ago Link to comment

    Hi, I am sorry , I might be a bit stupid. I got the 3 numbers thing, my number is 248 but what about the version?. By deduction I took the version from the time I got my phone November 2015 but I am not sure if it worked. I installed an app, APK Installer, to install the file I downloaded but still having problems with google. Google app does not work and most of the apps tell me they are not supported by the phone cause is not compatible with Google Play Services. I am desperate, I rooted my phone and I thought it would work properly and I still have this problems...Is there anything I am doing wrong? Maybe the version?

  • Google play service

  • Yea me for the almost the same thing to but it says u need to sign in to ur Google account and which I already am but it says authentication is required need to sign in to your Google account. I'm already signed in. Will some body please help me update Google play services. Please

  • vijay 6 months ago Link to comment

    play store update

  • sir i have qmobile s1 and got problem first time ever problem is my gmail account is not sign in on my smartphone because google play services is not available in my smartphone i reset many times but always got same problem
    tell me any solution u have tell me must
    Best Regards
    Abdullah Parekh

  • Kassy B. 6 months ago Link to comment

    So, I have a fire tablet hd 7, and I would like to know if it would be smart to download this? I got Snap chat off of an online app store, and it needs Google Play services to run. Thank you!

  • Please Reset And Install Google Updated Play Store Free.

  • Go Mad 7 months ago Link to comment

    Yes

  • Using Sony Xperia J ST26i (Andorid version 4.1.2) - rooted phone and unstalled playstore anf google app accidently.
    Which Play store version need to install it?

  • Thomas S 10 months ago Link to comment

    They still update that article although you shouldn't update Google Play Services yourself... I'll just copy what I said 2 months ago:

    "AndroidPit should remove this article...

    You shouldn't manually update Google Play Services: chances are that Google apps (and some other that use Google Play Services) will crash.
    To resolve this, the only solution is to factory reset.
    It's what I had to do although I verified which version was the right one for my phone"

  • This might have been attempted, you maybe able to update from the chrome browser/ or whatever browser you choose... Beside the browsers address bar you should have a setting button, click it so menu pops up, change view to internet view, then go to Google Play Store on the web page , try downloading update from there. When you initially start device make sure your WiFi is connected during wizard setup as well, common mistake is info you put in doesn't match what your Google play account recognizes.. Not sure how much this will help, my buddy just argued that he typed the proper information as what it was, but then to humour me he decides to factory reset again, this time putting in another gmail/ mailing address and to his surprise it works!! Lmfao!! He thought it was another account name.. His works again

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