For the uninitiated, Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This app provides core functionality like authentication to your Google services, synchronized contacts, access to all latest user privacy settings and higher quality location based services. This app also enhances your app experiences by speeding up offline searches and providing more immersive maps. The app also helps improve gaming experiences. With so many important functions, this app must be updated regularly.
You may regularly update frequently used apps like Gmail, Maps, Facebook, Whatsapp and others but may not often update Google Play Services. Needless to say, it’s important to keep Google Play Services app up-to-date and avoid any possible errors. Just like other app updates, Google Play Services updates come with security and bug fixes. So it’s always advisable to install the latest version of the app. The latest version 10.0.83 is now available for download. The file size is 42.18MB. The minimum Android version needed to run this APK is Android 2.3 (Gingerbread, API 9). The APK can be installed on Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices as well.
The release notes for this APK don’t point at anything significantly new. So the usual security and bug fixes are part of the latest version.
You can download the latest Google Play Services 10.0.83 APK from APK Releases.