Google Play is the heart of Android devices. Without Google Play Services, most of the apps won’t run. You need the Google Play Services APK system component to provided various services to apps. From location services to authentication to your Google settings, the component takes care of everything.
Google Play Services also enhances your app and gaming experience and provides app permissions. All in all, it is a very important system component that should be updated regularly so that your Android apps run properly without any hiccups. You can download Google Play Services directly from the Play Store, but the new updates take some time to reach your device.
Meanwhile, you can directly download Google Play Services APK latest version from mirror sites like APKPolice or APKMirror. The latest Google Play Services update comes with version number 9.3.78 and weighs 47.5 MB. A point to note here is that this APK has been extracted from Android 7.0 Nougat. So if you are running Android N, it will support this new update.
Also, the new Play Services 9.3.78 APK download file works with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but we’re not sure whether it will run on older versions of the OS or not. This is not a beta version, so it should be completely stable. There’s no changelog with the update, so if you find anything new in it, let us know in the comments below.