Google Play Services were burning up my battery - so I've disabled it. Battery problem solved and the phone is *much* snappier. Ok, some apps like Gmail, Maps etc won't run, but I can live with that
Although a little off topic... I think that after the HBO tv show 'Silicon Valley' ceases production, the powers that be should seriously consider making a movie based on the show. Who's with me?
Not like we had a choice, every time we uninstall it, it redownloads itself
Google forces all Android phones to have it installed so Google Play can work. It was obvious they would reach this number although it's something people did not have a choice to do.
But almost everytime anyone flashes a new Rom to a device,that counts as as a new install of play services,so for my HTC hd2's,that's at least 527 supposed installs of play services..
5 billion Android devices with Google Play, pretty impressive, about 2 for every 3 people in the world
Who cares about installs?
What about daily active users? Which is way more important.
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2017what does andy phone means? is it because the phone uses Android OS and Android OS was cre... moreYes bro, you are right! I hope that it wasn't too unrespectable sentence or word! Hopefully
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2017what does andy phone means? is it because the phone uses Android OS and Android OS was cre... moreI think it's obvious that he's using a translator. In that case, Andy is definitely meant to be Android.
is this really a news
Google wants to have it on every phone with play store
so of course it will hit 5b downloads from play store
let me give you a tip
next is gmail, youtube, photos and all of Google bloatware
Play Services updates bring awesome new APIs like Instant Apps to abandonned devices as old as 4.1.x! That's the Galaxy S2-old!
oh, and a gentle and subtle push from open source to closed source... don't be evil my a...
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2017Ahah...! My cheap Andy phone is still alive after two and half year (with hard, harder and TOO... morewhat does andy phone means?
is it because the phone uses Android OS and Android OS was created/founded by Andy Rubin, so you call it andy phone? am I right?
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2017nobody says "andy phone". It sounds weird. Stop it.Seriously!? My android phone
If saying "Andy phone" is still big sin! Now what!? Tell us about this subject-matter in this article! Instead this is weird this is strange or IsIsn't! What the people ! Unbelievable