Google Launched Google Play Services 8.1.15, Get ready for Marshmallow! : Download APK

With the rollout of Google Play services 8.1 finally finished, there’s a lot of new information to share with developers about the release!

What’s New?

  • Marshmallow Permissions : Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) has introduced a new permissions model allowing users to control app permissions at runtime. As an app developer, it’s important for you to adopt this and give your users good control over the permissions your app needs. You can find more details here.

    If your app is using Google Play services SDK versions prior to 8.1, you must update to use this new version to ensure your app is fully compatible with Android 6.0. This will enable you to manage the permission flows appropriately for your app and avoid any potential connection issues. For more details, and a step-by-step guide to what your app should do for the best user experience, take a look at this blog post on the Android Developers site.

  • App Invites
  • Ambient Mode Maps
  • Nearby Status Listener
  • Play Games Player Stats API
  • Breaking Changes

Download APK File HERE

Google Play Services APK

In this release, there are some changes to GoogleApiClient and PendingResult, making them abstract classes, which may lead to breaking changes in your code. Learn more about these changes and how to handle them in the release notes.


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