One of the reasons why the Android operating system is installed on hundreds of millions of smartphones is because it gives users access to a plethora of useful features. However, that\u2019s not all that Android does. The operating system is also equipped with tens of background apps that are improving the overall performances of smartphones and apps. The perfect example of that is none other than Google Play Services. The interesting thing about Google Play Services is that despite being one of the most essential Android apps, most people have no idea what is the role that it plays on their smartphones. This is because Google Play Services is a background app. With that said, today we are going to check out what Google Play Services does and also present its latest update. Background App For those who are unfamiliar with Google Play Services, they should know that it is used to provide automatic updates to all apps download from the Google Play Store. Furthermore, Google Play Services is also responsible for providing core functionality such as authentication to Google Services, synchronized contacts, access to all the latest user privacy settings and much more. Google Play Services 20.03.13 Update Considering just how important Google Play Services is to the Android operating system, then no one should be surprised to find out that the Android parent is releasing updates for Google Play Services on a daily basis. The latest update is changing Google Play Services\u2019 version number to 20.03.13 and it is available to download right now. The new update for Google Play Services introduces a handful of bug fixes and we are advising all Android fans to download it as soon as possible. Moreover, the update is available to download via over the air channels.