04-21-2015 10:36 PM
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  1. fritzo81's Avatar
    There's a new Play Services update for the GS6

    Download Here

    ** "Uploader's notes: Latest Google Play Services apk for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge"

    ** I'm using a VZW GS6 and the update worked for me. Download at your own risk.
    04-18-2015 03:49 PM
  2. player22's Avatar
    Will the phone automatically get these updates when they are available or do you have to find and install them manualy.?

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    04-18-2015 04:23 PM
  3. Adranalyne's Avatar
    There's a new Play Services update for the GS6

    Download Here

    ** "Uploader's notes: Latest Google Play Services apk for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge"

    ** I'm using a VZW GS6 and the update worked for me. Download at your own risk.
    Good find. I'm using the AT&T S6 Edge so we'll see how this goes. Version number is quite a bit higher than what came stock.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    04-18-2015 04:37 PM
  4. Gator352's Avatar
    Already have it on sprint. V7. Pushed to phone yesterday. I am seeing an improvement in battery life.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-18-2015 04:41 PM
  5. cwise222's Avatar
    Installed the update via the APK and while it's still a bit early I am seeing some improved standby time and drain does not seem quite so high when in use. I should be able to cross the 3 hour mark for SoT and hit about 18 to 19 hours total before dropping below 5%; usually when I was at 3 to 4 hours of SoT I would only reach about 14 to 16 hours total time on a charge.

    I wouldn't be able to say if it made an strong impact until I get a few full days on it, and I'm doubtful it'll help with the cell standby issue many are seeing since that is more a Lollipop issue, but perhaps this update fixed some of the Play Services wake lock issues.
    04-18-2015 09:57 PM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    Good find. I'm using the AT&T S6 Edge so we'll see how this goes. Version number is quite a bit higher than what came stock.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    Probably low down side risk on the non-Edge variant but being risk averse, I will wait for the carrier to push it out.
    04-18-2015 10:08 PM
  7. cwise222's Avatar
    Probably low down side risk on the non-Edge variant but being risk averse, I will wait for the carrier to push it out.
    As a side note I have a non edge side note and am see no issue at all. As long as it has the -440 at the end of the version number that means it's configured for the S6 hardware/Android firmware. It's also easily removable should not work correctly, and all that will happen is a bunch of notifications that Google Apps need access to play services if the incorrect one is installed. Also, thankfully, the carrier has nothing to do with it so It'll pop up as a update in the Play Store like all other apps. Sometimes rebooting will cause the update notification to trigger.
    04-18-2015 10:26 PM
  8. williams448's Avatar
    Will the phone automatically get these updates when they are available or do you have to find and install them manualy.?

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    Yes tour phone will automatically download play services updates. Or, you can find the apk from a trusted source, and install it before hand. I recommend apkmirror.

    Posted using my Galaxy S6 via the Android Central App
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    04-18-2015 10:51 PM
  9. Aggie PT's Avatar
    Already have it on sprint. V7. Pushed to phone yesterday. I am seeing an improvement in battery life.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    How did you get it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-18-2015 11:08 PM
  10. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    How did you get it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Google pushes it out in a slow rollout. So not everybody gets it at once.
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    04-18-2015 11:25 PM
  11. Gator352's Avatar
    How did you get it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Like Jaycemiskel said, it was pushed. Pushed it real good.....
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    04-19-2015 04:34 AM
  12. Darrkman's Avatar
    Yeah I just started getting the wakelock issues last night. Lost almost 10% battery in about 5 hours of standby. Hopefully this version fixes the issue.

    Sent from my Galaxy S6
    04-19-2015 06:46 AM
  13. Gator352's Avatar
    Yeah I just started getting the wakelock issues last night. Lost almost 10% battery in about 5 hours of standby. Hopefully this version fixes the issue.

    Sent from my Galaxy S6
    2% isn't bad. It all depends on what you have running in the background. Heck, i lose 2%.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-19-2015 09:18 AM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    Is being out by AT&T? I looked at About Device and there is no update. I looked in Google Play Store. How will I know if it has already been pushed? Will any of the version numbers in the About Device change?
    04-19-2015 01:15 PM
  15. cwise222's Avatar
    Is being out by AT&T? I looked at About Device and there is no update. I looked in Google Play Store. How will I know if it has already been pushed? Will any of the version numbers in the About Device change?
    AT&T has nothing to do with it (thank goodness) and nothing will change in About Device. Google Play Services will update via the Play Store like any other app, but because it is a rather important update you'll get a notice in the notification shade stating there is an update for it. Like many apps the update roll out ramps up to 100% so if you haven't received the update yet it may take another week or two to push to you. If you go into the application manager, go to All, and then scroll down to Google Play Services and select it there will be a version number on the info page. If the version is 7.3.28 then you have gotten the update.

    Basically the only way to get the update is to either load the APK (it has to be one that ends in -440 or you'll have a few errors with Google Apps) or just waiting until you get the app update notification.
    04-19-2015 01:38 PM
  16. Techno-guy's Avatar
    AT&T has nothing to do with it (thank goodness) and nothing will change in About Device. Google Play Services will update via the Play Store like any other app, but because it is a rather important update you'll get a notice in the notification shade stating there is an update for it. Like many apps the update roll out ramps up to 100% so if you haven't received the update yet it may take another week or two to push to you. If you go into the application manager, go to All, and then scroll down to Google Play Services and select it there will be a version number on the info page. If the version is 7.3.28 then you have gotten the update.

    Basically the only way to get the update is to either load the APK (it has to be one that ends in -440 or you'll have a few errors with Google Apps) or just waiting until you get the app update notification.
    Wow...I'm on version 7.0.99...looks like I'm way behind versions! Can't wait for the update! Hoping it helps!
    04-19-2015 05:05 PM
  17. cwise222's Avatar
    Wow...I'm on version 7.0.99...looks like I'm way behind versions! Can't wait for the update! Hoping it helps!
    That's what I was on before the update. I think Google jumped from 7.0 right to 7.3 for the version number. I'm seeing much better standby performance when I'm on WiFi (regardless of the band or type of router) as it seems Google Services isn't going into overdrive any longer, though the moment I turn off WiFi or go out if WiFi range Google Services kicks into high gear again and the drain gets worse, though not quite a bad as before. Not a miracle cure by any means, but they seem to be making progress.
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    04-19-2015 05:47 PM
  18. player22's Avatar
    I'm on verizon and have 7.3.28 I got my phone on release day . The 11th . And I manualy update all my apps and go through them before I do and I never seen the update unless it updated when they first turned the phone on at the verizon store on the 11th. It's also not in my update history. Maybe it was already on my phone.

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    04-19-2015 05:49 PM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    Can someone screen shot where they are looking?
    04-19-2015 06:04 PM
  20. cwise222's Avatar
    Can someone screen shot where they are looking?
    It is in the My Apps section of the Google Play Store. If you have the update pending it will be there, you will also get a notification more then likely.

    Google Play Services Update-screenshot_2015-04-19-18-07-19.jpg
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    04-19-2015 06:09 PM
  21. Techno-guy's Avatar
    Can someone screen shot where they are looking?
    Settings > Applications > Application Manager > All > Google Play Services

    Google Play Services Update-screenshot_2015-04-19-17-09-59.jpg
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    04-19-2015 06:12 PM
  22. player22's Avatar
    Settings > Applications > Application Manager > All > Google Play Services

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    Yes that's the same place I checked mine and it's 7.3.28

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    04-19-2015 06:14 PM
  23. warpdrive's Avatar
    Can someone screen shot where they are looking?
    You will get the update shortly. Don't worrie I'm in the same boat as you. Our you can do what I'm doing later and install the APK from the link. Just do the one that ends with - 440

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-19-2015 06:15 PM
  24. racefan25's Avatar
    I'm on verizon and have 7.3.28 I got my phone on release day . The 11th . And I manualy update all my apps and go through them before I do and I never seen the update unless it updated when they first turned the phone on at the verizon store on the 11th. It's also not in my update history. Maybe it was already on my phone.

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    I got my Verizon S6 last Saturday from Verizon store and have 7.0.99 for Google play service
    04-19-2015 08:54 PM
  25. f308gt4's Avatar
    I got my Verizon S6 last Saturday from Verizon store and have 7.0.99 for Google play service
    Verizon here too. Got mine delivered on the 10th and have version 7.0.99.

    I'm not having any battery issues on my phone, so will wait for the update to be pushed to my phone rather than trying to sideload the .apk file linked above.
    04-19-2015 08:59 PM
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