02
Apr
samsungpushtiny

Samsung has an app called Push Service that it uses to manage push notifications for its collection of applications found on a variety of phones and tablets. Also, according to user reviews, it can defeat the Amish Army, instantly cure your chronic depression, and raise your pets from the grave. We're not sure if many users will have a need for this, but it can probably find a niche home.

Here's just a sample of what Samsung's Push Service can do for you (note: some reviews may have some colorful descriptions):

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There are still some bugs to be worked out, though:

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Once Samsung gets that whole elder god of insanity thing worked out and brings Vinay home, it should be a pretty solid app. Of course, there is a chance that this is all just some Reddit trick, but that seems a little bit unlikely.

If you own a Samsung phone, you're probably already getting notified of updates to this app, but if you want to install the newest version manually, hit the widget below. While you're there, feel free to check out some more reviews.

Note: As a rule Android Police neither condones nor encourages leaving fake reviews or ratings for an app on the Play Store. Even if some of them are really funny.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Cluckx3

    This is amazing.

  • squiddy20

    Doesn't Android and many 3rd party launchers already have these "services"? What's the point, to be stupidly redundant?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

      I stopped asking why Samsung is making things that other companies already make (and better) after it made a crappier version of Voice Actions with the GS3.

      • http://twitter.com/omac_ranger Logan Graham

        Samsung does some things right, let's not completely bash that out. The multi-window thing is amazing, and some of their software (like S-Note) Is really well done! But I agree, the Voice actions and various other forms of bloatware which really aren't making a new idea, but 'redoing' an old one, are usually crap.

        • Roh_Mish

          My dad has a Note 2 but he doesn't use the S-Pen very much. When i sometimes play around with is phone, i use the S-Pen and actually it is quite good. I like HALO popup window on my PA Nexus 4 more than samsungs Multi-Window

    • GazaIan

      Because Samsung wants nothing but their own services in their phones.

      • Man deVoshkes

        Just like Apple & Microsoft and Google want exclusivity, it is all $$$$$ and more $$$$$

  • raz

    Similar to the reviews of Adobe Air

  • Metroview

    Vinay's comment is classic.

  • IncCo

    Google play services also has some of these wonderful reviews =)

  • DragonGunner

    My Galaxy Note II is now worthy of Chuck Norris due to the Push Service.

  • DeadSOL

    It has been mentioned a lot over at XDA. I think that may have something to do with the reviews. ;)

  • Yuku Sugianto

    I tipped Android Police about this a few hours before this article is published, I don't know whether AP publishes this article because of the tip or some other causes. However, I'm really curious as to *what caused people to start writing hilarious reviews?* Do you have any guesses?

    • http://gplus.to/rn3aoh Eugene Medvedev

      It's a multi-stage process.

      First someone posts an annoyed review wondering what the thing is. That poster isn't adept at using English and it comes out slightly amusing.

      Then someone else, who is also annoyed, isn't sure what the app is meant to do, and is better at the language, decides to outdo the first poster and makes it intentionally funny.

      Further posters, even when they are aware what the app does (from what I can see, it is merely a backend for a Samsung-run C2DM replacement, because having a service just to catch C2DM itself would be kinda silly) have to either post something funny, stay quiet, or stick out like a sore thumb, and guess which option they pick most often when they decide to post.

      Then it loops, as people try to continually best each other at hilarity, post a link to the app for others to laugh at on large forums, which causes more people to contribute...

    • Man deVoshkes

      Driven by the Envy of the Apple Fans

  • Andrew Kachaniwsky

    This is almost as awesome as the demo apps I made that gathered similarly awesome comments, and got me enough rating and app downloads to win a Nexus One as part of the Android Market Seeding program a few years back!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Rogers.home
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.howdyplanet.vortex

  • http://www.facebook.com/thelastsaint Fernando Santos

    Apple's fans writing reviews lmao

  • Drew Nicholas

    So WTF is it, I continue to ask. All one finds are stoopit ass, BS comments.... nothing else.

    • DiMalicious

      Seriously? It says right in the description that it is a service that is used to send push notifications for Samsung apps such as ChatOn, etc... you know, those notifications that you get in your notification bar at the top of your phone screen? Yep, those right there. Also, why call the comments "stoopit ass"? Some are actually quite clever and amuzing. Relax a little, jeez.

  • Happy Ender

    I have been reading comments about this app and found them to be non-beleivable but as I read on and on I found it to be full of hope and having a lot of "happy endings" and let me say I am a big fan of “happy endings" now that being said, I have a friend who is a lady at the age of 75 years young & her happy ending is not to die alone. She had a very bad life in terms of relationships and she wanted to have kids but never got the chance so I told her to get this app and download it. She took my advice, downloaded it, lit a few candles & launched the app & WA LAH! she was preggers and gave birth to triplets. No she wont die alone... THANK YOU SAMSUNG PUSH!

  • Humpty D.

    I installed this thing calked 'Push Service' and it actualky did slow my phone down, far below the ridiculos speed it had.I! ! I was worried, but now its at a good rate for my old butt to do effecient tasks on..!! I am awaiting my first download from Youtube, a 3minute piece I clicked on in Feb. '13..!! Exciting for me..!! And also, the text msg. and emails that my mother passed in May are arriving wonderfully..!! It is really cool to see the big number if fans attending the Major Baseball, (mb), games is rising very fast, very big..!!
    And finally, this notifucation bar always has a nice, well designed graphic on it, that my 10 month old grand-daughter loves, especially the bubbles that come from it when she dips the phone in the fish tank..!! Her smile is heartwarming. !!
    I wonder what the new app from Samsung, called "PULL" is gonna do for us tech heads..?? Blessings Sam Shung..!!

  • luckiest guy in the room

    I met and married a playboy cover girl and I am now a member of MENSA! Thanks Samsung push browser!