Google Play Services

A quick heads up, folks, that you should now (or very, very shortly) have the latest version of Google Play Services on your phone. This is the thing that lets other things do things on your phone — and all without needing a full-on system update, so it's kind of important. 

And as was mentioned earlier this month, this update opens up the Google Cast SDK, which allows apps to easily stream from your device to the TV. There's also an improved Google Drive API, and more. 

You don't have to do anything to get this latest version — just sit back and it'll come to you automatically if it hasn't already. And for those whose patience may have been lacking, the earlier version that pushed out should be overwritten by this one, so all's good.

Source: +Google Developers

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novahob says:

Got it :-)

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Got it.

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spidave says:

nice. got it

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sibeans says:


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IceBone says:

Got it too. Will it now not drain my battery by keeping the phone awake?

Red_Berry_21 says:

how do we get this?

shaytoon21 says:

you obviously cant read a simple paragraph before posting

DroidOn says:

Actually, it really isn't clear how to get it. Yes, the article says it should come automatically, but then how come so many people seem to have it already, and some of us don't? It doesn't totally make sense

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Bwahahahaha says:

If you don't have it already, it'll come... What exactly doesn't make sense about that?

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mwara244 says:

It's automatic and should be on your phone by now.

For some reason MO gets all the updates last in the staged roll out for Google apps and updates, so if I have it usually everyone else already has it .

David Horgan says:

From what I've noticed in forums. There are some people who ultimately refuse to do anything on their own and have to be told explicitly how to do something.

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constomy says:

Lol its true.... Did you even read this thing?

tdizzel says:

But when will we get 4.3?

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SlobJunkie says:

I've got the latest version, and I tried the all cast app, the video and pictures and music on my phone but can't stream the cast screen function is this not part of the update.

romma says:

What about rooted phones running custom roms with added in GAPPS? Will there be an apk somewhere soon? Anyone know?

mademan420 says:

Im rooted runnning a custom 4.4 Rom with PA Gapps and mine update automatically without any problems

romma says:

Thanks Mademan..

tailsthecat3 says:

People actually keep this shite on their phones? I'm sorry.

col_krismiss says:

Oh my goodness are you a l3et haxxor with all the roms and are just a unique little butterfly?

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twolastnames says:

I think you kind of have to have this on your phone, unless you ported a Kindle rom.


Anon8154066 says:

Check your voice mail Phill , one part of the social contract is the person leaving the voice mail and the person then receiving is required to check that mail if this breaks down the world will Decend into anarchy.

Check your mail lol

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You're not the boss of me. :p

Anon8154066 says:

Lol sorry I watch to much big bang and seeing that voice mail I had to roughly quote Sheldon quite apt though phil.

Check your mail lol :-P

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decypher44 says:

Sheldon FTW! Phil must not watch TBBT.

Anon8154066 says:

Yup you got it dude lol I'm a big bang fanatic just so dam good and very well written, but Phil must be more of a two and a half men kinda guy lol

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dextorboot says:

Is this the update that makes it easier for developers to put targeted ads on Chromecast apps?

Taz89 says:

Yep got it, didn't it used to be pushed through the play store. I remember when play services was 1st introduced at the beginning I would get notification to update it through the play store

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decypher44 says:

Got it.

clankfu says:

Couldn't we already cast from Youtube and Netflix to our TV with a Chromecast or Roku?

Been had it since the apk release to get rid of that Google play services have stopped unexpectedly message every time i turn on my phone or tablet back in 4.1.2 Services.

I got 4.5.10? It's newer?

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magicboxe says:

Yeah, me too I have this version.... I don't understand.

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rlbrooks says:

Google Play Store is version 4.5.10. Google Play Services is 4.2.42. Totally different apps guys.

lucas710 says:

Got it :)

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Voxophone says:

Got it, HTC One. In California

closers7 says:

Sideloaded it 2 weeks ago.

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pattavino says:

Still don't have it

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pattavino says:

I now have it but mine is 4.2.43. HTC evo 4g stock no root

Splitz says:

I really hope this solves the Wireless Network location service constant battery drain. I've got a few apps that use that instead of GPS services and won't pick up my location.

4.1 didn't solve the battery drain from 2 weeks ago. Hopefully this will do it. :-/

Splitz says:

Nope. Still battery drain on S4.

gfearz says:

Dayframe is now casting!

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Yes! But Lord, I cannot figure out playlists and photostreams and libraries and galleries to save my life.

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Morten Lund says:

Fragmentation on Android is a bitch.. oh.. wait..



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speculatrix says:

your signature became tiresome the third time I saw it.

kill4food says:

How do you cast device content?

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dkotoric says:

I think we have to wait for devs to update their apps

speculatrix says:

I have the same veresion but mine ends -036 not -038

I speculate that this could be because...

it's a specific version for UK/Europe,

it's for a 1080p screen,

it's for a snapdragon 800 processor

? any other ideas?

Is it possible to revert back to the previous version. The update is killing my battery with constant wakelocks. Besides my screen its the #1 app thats using my battery. My Nexus 5 used to sleep like a baby before the update.

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