Google Play Services 9.6.80 update has been released and the latest APK is now available for download. This is a minor update with no changelog and bumps the app to version 9.6.80.
In case you don’t know, Google Play services is an integral part of Android OS so its update should not be avoided. Most apps in the play store use Google Play Services for authentication purposes to your privacy settings and account. It improves the gaming and app user experience and provides location-based services and more.
You might have experienced the error, “Google Play Services has stopped”, it is caused due to problems with this app only. Hence, updating to the latest version helps to sort the issue. The app is mandatory to enjoy the complete android experience, and should not be fiddled with.
The latest update 9.6.80 with build number 9680030 is 48.41MB in size, and can be downloaded from APKpure. If you do not want to download APK, you can simply update the app from play store. You need to have Android 2.3.4 or a later version of OS installed on your smartphone to get this update.
We highly recommend updating Google Play Services to the latest version.