1

First of all "Service google play" (in Russian "Сервисы google play") is not play market appication which is used to download and install applications from play market. So what is the problem with it? I spot that "Service google play" (in Russian "Сервисы google play") took about 100Mb (for strange searching data) and cleanuping application data does not help - after several minutes they are magically restored. I wonder - can it be safely removed (or disabled) from phone? Or it is a system important process?

Note

It probably good to provided a link to google play, but I can not find that service (may be english name is different) in play market.

  • In response to your note, one does not simply find Google play services/Service Google play by searching the play store. – Dan Brown Oct 25 '15 at 12:40
1

Added to the exaggerated "Apps may not work if you uninstall Google Play services" from the app's description (see e.g. the answer of SuperThomasLab):

Many apps found on Google Play depend on this, but by far not all. Apps e.g. from F-Droid mostly can live without it. One can think of Google Play Services as kind of "shared library" for "many things Google".

When using a custom ROM without GApps, it can e.g. be substituted by migroG GmsCore – I've just done that on one of my devices :) microG GmsCore, as the name-part "Core" suggests, offers the essential services many apps rely on – but without all the overhead Google's app ships with. So it should be much less aggressive towards the device's resources. Please see the linked XDA thread for details and up-to-date information – which also gives you ideas on what Google Play Services does:

  • Ads/Analytics API: will not be covered by microG
  • Auth API: authentication with Google's services. Covered by microG
  • Cast API: in the works (microG is still young :)
  • Drive API: Google Drive stuff (not yet in microG)
  • Fitness API: not (yet) in microG
  • Games API: not (yet) in microG
  • Cloud Messaging API: fully functional in microG
  • Location Provider API: fully functional in microG
  • Geofencing API: not yet supported in microG
  • Maps API: partly implemented in microG (work in progress)
  • Plus API: minimal support with microG
  • Wearable API: work on this has just started in microG

From this list you can get an idea what Google Play Services include. And from the "state" mentioned toward them for microG, you should see why it's more lightweight. I for one hope that, if implemented at all, Fitness + Games at least go to a separate app which one only need to install when needed; I don't need that, so for me it would be :)

| improve this answer | |
0

I copy the description from Google Play Market:

Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component provides core functionality like authentication to your Google services, synchronized contacts, access to all the latest user privacy settings, and higher quality, lower-powered location based services. Google Play services also enhances your app experience. It speeds up offline searches, provides more immersive maps, and improves gaming experiences. Apps may not work if you uninstall Google Play services.

| improve this answer | |
0

Google Play Services is hidden in Google Play. You can find it here.

Google Play Services is an app that brings the newest features to older phones, like authentication to Google Services. When you uninstall/disable Google Play Services then most of the apps on your phone won't work properly anymore.

Description copied from Google Play:

Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component provides core functionality like authentication to your Google services, synchronized contacts, access to all the latest user privacy settings, and higher quality, lower-powered location based services. Google Play services also enhances your app experience. It speeds up offline searches, provides more immersive maps, and improves gaming experiences.
Apps may not work if you uninstall Google Play services.

| improve this answer | |
  • Added to the exaggerated "Apps may not work if you uninstall Google Play services": Many apps found on Google Play depend on this, but by far not all. Apps e.g. from F-Droid mostly can live without it. One can think of Google Play Services as kind of "shared library" for "many things Google". When using a custom ROM without GApps, it can e.g. be substituted by migroG GmsCore – I've just done that on one of my devices :) – Izzy Oct 24 '15 at 8:50

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.