Google Play Services Gains Barcode Interpretation
expanded and is now the framework behind much of Android’s smart functionality, such as location services, advertising control and Google Cloud Messaging, which is used to enable push support by many developers of third party applications. Google Play Services is silently pushed to Android devices and does not, usually, need any involvement from the user to be updated. Because Google Play Services provides functionality that is otherwise missing from Android, it allows Google and developers to enable powerful new features without necessitating a device software update. This cuts device manufacturers and carriers from the update equation and can remove many months from Google announcing a new service and it reaching the end customer.