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Last Updated: January 12th, 2014

Update: You will find several mirrors of the APK below for manual flashing.

Google Play Services 4.0 was released in late October just after the Nexus 5 and Kit Kat became official, bringing with it plenty of improvements to things like Google+ sign-in, Wallet, Location services, and more.

Today, via the Android Developers Blog, Google announced the rollout of Google Play Services 4.1, which offers developers more and better tools to make compelling apps.

What's New

First off, 4.1 will give developers the chance to take advantage of turn-based multiplayer mechanics handled totally by Play Services (for playing asynchronous games either with friends or strangers).

The update from version 4.0.34 will also provide a developer preview of the new Google Drive API for Android, which - when implemented - will let users read and write files from Google Drive across their devices, online or off, with changes syncing automatically. The API also comes with a couple of bonuses like a file picker and a "Save" dialog.

Google also notes changes to Google Mobile ads with the 4.1 update:

With Google Play services 4.1, the Google Mobile Ads SDK now fully supports DoubleClick for Publishers, DoubleClick Ad Exchange, and Search Ads for Mobile Apps. You can also use a new publisher-provided location API to provide Google with the location when requesting ads. Location-based ads can improve your app monetization.

Perhaps most important to non-developers, Google appears to have "improved" battery life for users who have Location Reporting enabled. Readers may recall this was an issue with previous Play Services releases.

Finally, the Play Services update improves the Google+ sharing experience by making it easier to share with only the people you want from an app. Sharing now offers better auto-complete and suggests contacts from Gmail, your device, and Google+.

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Image: Ayush Agarwal (Google+)

Download

The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.

File name: com.google.android.gms-4.1.31 (965943-30).apk.

Version: 4.1.31 (965943-30) (Android 2.3+).

MD5: d42af62bfaefd559fdaae0f16edf0385.

Update: For some reason, some users are seeing the word "confidential" written in red underneath the Google Settings icon, like so:

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We're not sure why this happens, and why only for a minority of users, but rest assured - this APK was signed by Google and released to the public.

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Source: Android Developers Blog

Thanks for the APK, +NiallBurnes!

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Luqmaan Mathee

    My phone is ready!

  • Zargh

    Surprised you didn't highlight this:

    "This update also improves battery life for all users with Google Location Reporting enabled."

    Seems to be the part non-devs would care about most.

    • Luqmaan Mathee

      Awesome I need this!

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Whoops, I definitely meant to include that. Thanks for calling that out.

      • Diego

        Do u have the download ? Its all over the internet but I don't trust anyone but u guys

        • Sorin-Mihai Oprea

          "Its all over the internet" => Could you please provide 1 or two links?

        • Brad

          I think as long as it installs it's trustworthy... it won't upgrade your current version if the digital signatures don't match... aka it's been tampered with

    • coolscrotie

      f*ing finally! This is the single biggest battery sucker on my nexus 5, keeping the device awake for around 1-2 hours every day.

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        ☯☯☯☯☯☯ ☯☯☯☯ ☯𐎈☯☯☯☯ ☯☯☯Are there any rumors about a 4.4.3 update fixing the multiple audio and sound problems in the Nexus 5 ?

      • Dario · 753 a.C. .

        how much is the percentage in battery usage screen? on my galaxy ace it sucks battery but not much as you said

        • Crispin Swickard

          Until I ran this play services was pretty much consistently

          in the #2 slot after screen for battery use, not it has dropped to 4th. after about 5 hours of the update.

    • ranova

      I'll believe it when I see it!

    • john

      Yeah better battery life ...finally work without draining battery. Have anyone got the wake up message in voice on your current weather n appts from calendar read aloud.
      Lively wake up but hope Google can improved on the spoken voice . Sound robotics.

  • Brayden Reesor

    So Google will provide the whole server framework for turn based games?! Damn.. Time to get my mind working hard on a game here...

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

    It looks like Google still haven't published the updated to leverage the new features. I imagine that will start rolling out later today.

  • ron

    Great update even though I was hoping to see the new camera API.

    Are there any rumors about a 4.4.3 update fixing the multiple audio and sound problems in the Nexus 5 ?

    • Simon Belmont

      Yeah. Also, the LTE reception issue that Android 4.4.1/4.4.2 brought.

      I actually flashed the older Android 4.4 radio back into Android 4.4.2, and it went back to normal. Google needs to fix the radio in Android 4.4.3.

    • Colin Kealty

      I own a Nexus 5 but i'm confused, what are the audio problems ?

  • Shaun Hammond

    Yay, so now my phone won't have Google Play Services as it's biggest battery drain?

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Hopefully Google's fully resolved the issues that were causing that, but time will tell for sure.

      • Martin

        Hope so.. My Note 3 is dying 3 times faster right now.. :-)

      • CerealFTW

        I disabled location and Google search and battery life has doubled lol Google search cause too many wake locks

        • Dario · 753 a.C. .

          yeah, they wanna see all the f**king movements you do

        • Matthew Fry

          Whenever I mention that Google Location is my biggest wake locks people always say I'm wrong but I've had the same experience as you. In the end, I re-enabled it because I was sick of Android bugging me about it over and over and over.

        • Greyhame

          The trick that worked for me was going to Location settings and setting the mode to Device Only. This allowed me to keep Location Services ON and not drain my battery like crazy.

          • yankeesusa

            how do you set the mode to device only?

          • Greyhame

            Settings -> Location -> Mode -> "Device Only"

          • yankeesusa

            On my phone I don't have that option. I'm on 4.3 by the way. I just uninstalled this because it made my phone battery worse. Just checked this morning and Google play services had used 49%. This is getting crazy. I have the note 2 and my wife's xperia z lasts longer.

      • mgfjd12

        After three days of testing, my battery issues got worst. Using Samsung s4 . I had to turn off location history off again

    • brkshr

      If you're rooted on 4.3 or 4.4. Download App Ops 4.3 / 4.4 KitKat ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.colortiger.appopsinstaller ) and install App Ops X if you're on 4.4, through the app. Now turn "Wake lock" off for Google Play services. This helped my battery life significantly with no negative affects at all.

      My theory is that enough apps call on Google Play services to keep it running most of the time. Just not 100% of the time. Your idle battery time will increase significantly. If you don't like it for whatever reason, just turn it back on.

      I've only heard of one person saying their battery life decreased because of this, but I suspect something else is to blame because he also reported worse battery life with Greenify.

    • Guest

      If you're on 4.3 or 4.4, or 4.4.2 and rooted. Download App Ops by Color Tiger. If you're on 4.4.2 and rooted install App Ops X through the app. Turn 'Keep awake' or 'Wake lock' off for Google Play services (App Ops and App Ops X call them differently). Your battery life will increase significantly with no side effects at all. Every thing works exactly as before. My theory is that there are enough apps/services calling on Google Play services to keep it running most of the time, just not 100% of the time.

      • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

        Hey Artem, is that a good thing to do? I had done that to Google Search earlier. But should I do that to Google Play Services?

      • ranova

        why all the downvotes? Anyone care to explain the side effects of this? I just tried this and I still get gmail, hangouts, other google service notifications. Other apps I turned off wake locks for: Chrome, Facebook, Swype. Why do these apps need to wake lock at all?

        • zviki

          You can turn-off this "keep awake" or "wake lock" only with paid version of App Ops. I'm on Android 4.3(Paranoid) and I already have this in options (app privacy).

      • tlingitsoldier

        I tried as you suggested, but I don't see anything that looks like what you are describing. The only options I get are: Location, Read Contacts (Never used), Modify Settings (Never used), and Draw on top (Never used). Is there something else I need to be doing to see this?

        • andy_o

          The permissions only show up after they've been used once.

    • Dario · 753 a.C. .

      it did? on my galaxy ace it sucks somethings as 7% on battery usage screen

  • http://dabuxian.com/ Dabu

    "turn-based multiplayer"? Sounds really great, too bad these APIs seem to be used so rarely. I'm still yet to find a decent Android multiplayer game, whereas iOS is full of them. Annoying. :/

    • Justin W

      I'm thinking CIV5 for Android, or at least, that type of game-style anyway. It would be nice if more devs would utilize the API's available to them though.

      • AOSPrevails

        turn based could also be card game of some sort, which would be interesting.

        • ElTimo

          I wonder if hearthstone is going to use the new api.

          • Justin W

            I doubt it, but then again this'll be the first game Blizzard has ported to Android, won't it?

          • ElTimo

            They have the WoW Armory app, so it's not exactly their first rodeo.

            EDIT: I see now that you said game. It is their first game.

          • Justin W

            Yeah. It would be awesome if they used the API's, but somehow I think those are going to go through Blizzard's servers since they should have most of the stuff set up.

        • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

          Cards against humanity :D

        • Ryan

          Infinity Wars is going to be putting out an Android client soon I believe.

    • Ray

      Clash of Clans?

      • Gaurav Arora

        I'm sure he was talking on the lines of turn based games like Final Fantasy XII quality on mobile.
        One can only wish (until nVidia K1 comes out :D)

    • Matthew Fry

      I'm counting on AP to let me know as soon as there is one.

  • EH101

    Now I just need someone to put this in a chess game. I'd easily pay 99 cents for one that works.

    • Matt

      Whoa, watch out! We got a big spender here.

      • EH101

        Lol, na, but that's usually the going rate for unoriginal and "simple" games.

        • Matt

          Yeah, I know, I was just pulling your chain:P

  • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

    Good news for ALL Android users after quite a long time.

  • DopeJam

    OMG backgammon multiplayer games that doesn't s.u.c.k....incoming!!!!!

  • http://www.tangcla.com/ Clarence Tang

    Here's hoping for an AndroidPolice exclusive download link!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      We'll be glad to mirror it once we find it.

    • Paul Grenfell

      What? No apk yet?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      APK found, confirmed, and mirrored.

  • Pal

    "4.1 will give developers the chance to take advantage of turn-based multiplayer mechanics handled totally by Play Services (for playing asynchronous games either with friends or strangers)."

    FINAL FANTASY TACTICS

  • Fahad Beg

    waiting for that download link. GO AP

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's up.

      • Fahad Beg

        got it

  • pfmiller

    I'm thrilled about those Google drive updates, the lack of proper file synchronization has been severely limiting it's usefulness.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psychomaniac189 psychomaniac189

    all i want this for, and im sure most ppl commenting, is the better battery life!

  • Fifth313ment

    I cleared my cache and storage and turned off Play Services on my Note 3, which then usually prompts me to install a new version but it simply installed version 4.0.34 from the Play Store. So it looks like it's not live yet. Waiting on an AP download link please! :)

    • ERIFNOMI

      Updates, when they roll out, roll out gradually. If your device doesn't make the cut, it doesn't matter what you do device side, you're not getting the update until they expand the rollout.

  • James Alexander

    Google search has also been updated but I've yet to see a story about it. Only this and Gmail.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Just because the date got updated doesn't mean there is an updated apk. Unless you know something.

      • James Alexander

        My app was updated. I'm on the Nexus 5.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          APK please.

          • Nomaan

            Ask for version number instead.

        • CasperTFG

          My apologies... my N10 was rendering more comments and my finger was touching the area for downvotes when everything popped up. So I upvoted you to break even.

  • James Alexander

    See, Google search has been updated as well. Just minor bug improvements?

  • Spasillium

    APK Only Download: http://www14.zippyshare.com/v/53798655/file.html

    Flashable ZIP if you want to install the update as a System app: http://www33.zippyshare.com/v/63784094/file.html

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    APK posted. Thanks, everyone.

    • Christian Tolentino

      thank you been waiting for this all day. Android Police is the only one I trust in downloading APK's. More power guys! :)

  • anon

    Is anyone else able to see "Confidential" in red under the Google settings app icon (after opening it) ?

    • IamTheFij

      Yea... Looks kind of sketchy.

      I'll wait for the final one.

      • polesmoker99

        I said the same thing after I saw your mom naked.

        • shonangreg

          Says "polesmoker". I guess its time again to bend over and start toking, eh ;-)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Not me. Where do you see it? Screenshot?

      • anon

        here..

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Oh, that's weird. Mine looks normal. Wonder what's going on. But this is the one Google has started rolling out to the public.

          • ian fardoe

            I'm seeing it as well,
            in Logcat I'm seeing lots of google permissions set to be managed locally, wonder if thats connected.
            Might be something to do with running aosp 4.4 build here.

          • PhilNelwyn

            Sorry, what does "running aosp 4.4" mean?

          • Nick

            Google rolls out different APK's based on devices... An APK rolled out to the Nexus 5 may not be the same APK they roll out to other devices...

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Sure, but that doesn't explain this.

          • PhilNelwyn

            Well... You may find it obvious, but you haven't asked OP if he had downloaded it here.

          • Joery

            I've got 'Dog's Food' on my Tab 2 with CM10.1
            Is this some kind of easter egg on non stock roms?

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            It's dogfood, not dog's food. Dogfooding is a term that means letting your own employees (Google) use their own products.

          • Mike Agapito

            I'm fairly positive that this APK posted can't be the official signed APK. As two of my devices are showing the weird icon. My Nexus 4 (running SlimKat rom) shows the "Confidential" ribbon on the icon. My Toshiba Thrive tablet (running CM10.1 rom) shows "Dog food" on the icon. Check out the screenshot below from my Thrive (I cropped the screenshot to the left).

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            It is signed (it's a fact, there's no dispute about it), and it's official, since that's what people have been getting OTA. There are no two ways about it, it's what it is. There's a bug, and Google will fix it in an updated apk.

        • http://b-real.org/ Gisle Enåsen

          Yes, same "confidential" here.

          • DanSan

            the app in my app drawer doesnt say confidential because of the icon pack im using but when i open the app it shows in the top left when inside the app.

            running cm11 nightly on verizon galaxy s4

  • YoHoJo

    When I go to App Info my Google Play version is 4.5.10 what mean?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Google Play Services != Google Play Store.

      • YoHoJo

        Gotcha! I was checking "Play Store" when I should have checked "Google Settings", who woulda thunk it?

    • Christian Tolentino

      sir this APK update is for Google Play Services app not the Google Play Store..

    • OSagnostic

      Thats Google Play Store. This is about Google Play Services.

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    That confidential logo is showing up on my galaxy nexus running aokp 4.4.2 nightly but a normal icon is showing up on my nexus 5 running stock. Installed using same apk.

  • Bruno Contente

    Thank you ;-) Installing

  • Vahid Jafari

    Wow manage space is new thing in app info :
    Screenshots :
    http://imageshack.com/a/img42/6406/o1b5.png
    http://imageshack.com/a/img203/159/eid1.png

    • Jonathan Cammisuli

      That was there before.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Not new. This is present in 4.0 too and arrived probably about 9 months to a year ago.

  • apfelcake

    New play services installed but the wakelocks are still there... No improvement

    • Segroukin

      Uninstall lightflow man, that's a battery killer.

      • apfelcake

        What should I use instead?

        • Segroukin

          No Idea mate but lightflow causes huge battery drain. Uninstall it and you'll get better results for sure.

        • Nick

          It's not. I've never seen any battery drain from lightflow.

        • yankeesusa

          I use light manager. But I don't see how light flow drains your battery when you can clearly see in the picture that other apps are above it.

  • Bojan Tomic

    I have "confidential" written underneath the icon in the app, too... O.o weird.

  • anzensepp1987

    Has anyone seen this within the battery-stats? An entry called "*wakelock*"? I've never seen it before...
    I know what a wakelock is, but I've never seen it directly within the stats.

  • JM

    I've got the confidential icon. Running CM11 Unofficial on a Sprint Note 3

  • Alberto

    I've never had any issues with Google Play Services draining my battery fast until now, and I have ALL Google services and apps enabled. I installed the apk a few hours ago on my Nexus 5 and my Nexus 7 (2013), both running Android 4.2.2, and DAMN, this new Play Services update is messing with my battery. Both my tablet and my phone now show Play Services as the #1 battery drainer in the stats. In my case the screen has been always on the #1 spot there.

    I reverted to the previous version of the app on both devices, but I hope there's a fix for that before I get the automatic update.

  • merman1983

    Blah blah blah NEW STUFF GIMME IT!!!!11

  • Dustin M

    Ok, I've updated and I got something different than Confidential written in red under the Google Settings logo...mine says Dog food!

    • Fifth313ment

      Well, what do you feed the dog? All these issues with the naming must be to a flag being set that this is a pre-release version. Dog food means "test" version in the software world.

      5th

  • alexus

    any ideas how/when it'll get to Moto X (Verizon)?

  • Nick

    Installed on stock Nexus 5 - No strange icons here.

  • mgfjd12

    I installed the apk in my phone, no problems here. I hope it saves battery because it is ridiculous. @LiamSpradlin:disqus sorry for hijacking your thread but I have been trying to contact someone on android police about Google maps and how ineffective is after the upgrade. Any other site, I can send you what's going on.

  • Gert-Jan Anema

    For me it's saying the word Dog Food in the icon..?

    • Sir_Brizz

      Funny. You should post a screenshot.

      • Gert-Jan Anema

        There it is, the little icon in the left upper corner. In the drawer it's just the normal icon.

        • Sir_Brizz

          I think that's the signature of a member of the Kool Kids Klub. Funny :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/the_sundaypaper Sebastiaan van den Berg

    Installed let's hope this does make it better because an almost 20% battery drop overnight (when not used and I'm asleep) was unacceptable on my Galaxy Note 3.

    • Fifth313ment

      Same issue on my Note 3. I've installed and I'm waiting to see what the difference will be.

      • http://www.twitter.com/the_sundaypaper Sebastiaan van den Berg

        Yeah I'm going to test it later on tonight see what the morning brings haha

        • http://www.twitter.com/the_sundaypaper Sebastiaan van den Berg

          still about 25 percent overnight... google pkay services on top with battery use.. 30%

  • Jose

    Getting the confidential using N5 with SlimKAT Beta 2.1

  • dmo580

    I wonder if people are getting confidential are also using PA Gapps? SO far all the responses seem to be from users of CM/AOKP, etc. I also see confidential and I'm running CM11 with PA Gapps.

    • Godwin Axisa

      Yep I'm running OmniROM with PA Gapps on my Nexus 10 and 4 and which both have the confidential on the logo but my Nexus 7 which is running stock does not have the confidential.

  • http://www.pixelheadstudios.net/ Charlie G.

    Why did the first link give me an adult friend finder pop up??

    • xRepinsSporx

      We have contacted Google and are investigating our selfs into the matter. Trying to narrow which ad from google adsense is causing this.

      Did this happen on computer or phone? Need as much information as possible

      This is a rare occurrence. Took me over 200 visits to site and clicks on download link before I could get the popup. Then took me another 2hrs to get it to happen again. Very frustrating.
      We are deeply sorry and will get this resolved shortly.

      • Primalxconvoy

        It could also be a location issue. Often, I get popups for apps when visiting sites in mobile mode. In Japan, many of the ads and popups have been adult related in the past (but these days it's just canduly crush or other spamware).

        • xRepinsSporx

          We have banned a large group of ad networks and have also created a new server of AFH and started from scratch. This issue should be resolved. Please let me know if it does it again after our changes today. Apologies for the troubles

          • Primalxconvoy

            I haven't encountered any problems recently with your site. It's just and android centric problem for me.

    • xRepinsSporx

      We are working on resolving this with our google adsense account. We are deeply sorry for this.

      This is a pretty rare issue and is hard to duplicate. You will notice if you go back and download it wont happen again.

      We thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • thomstrack

    After update Google Play Services use about 90~100Mb of ram in my Galaxy Nexus 4.3.

  • Milinnno

    Its a great idea, though battery was a problem but not everyone use geo location, read more at vividroid.com

  • cbabb

    So I updated to this version and it showed the confidential tag. After the update I gave it five minutes and rebooted. Location was all effed up. I was 'stuck' in one spot. After three hours of my location not being updated (I was all over town today), I had uninstall the update and rebooted. The. GMS Core after update removal messed up pretty much all connected Google apps. I ended up having to boot into CW recovery and do a full system restore from earlier. Thank god for system backups. Four hours and restore later I'm back to where I was.

    Galaxy S3 (VZW) - CM10.3 Android 4.3.1 Stable.

    • duke69111

      I noticed that my G2 has been having a big problem since Friday finding me. I updated on Thursday.

  • Vikna Rajan

    On my i9300 4.4.2 CM, is showing as Confidential but on my Asus TF101 4.4.2 Omnirom, its showing as "Dog Food"??? Weird.. that's because I don't even have a dog at homehome..hehe

    • ChrisNacca

      Dogfooding is a slag term for what companies use to test apps etc.. they give the apps to their employees to test, then its released to the general public ... maybe this is a test version

  • Rafter

    Second mirror link gave me a popup :/

  • SHeadius

    I just had my 1st gen Nexus 7 update this from the Play Store and I have the "confidential" icon also, in case this makes some of you more at ease with the sideload version posted here.

  • Oscar Alvarado

    Maybe it only shows as confidential to rom users?

    • You Wish

      Not for me, at least. I'm running it on a custom recovery, custom kernel, custom ROM. No icon or usage issues that I can see.

      • Oscar Alvarado

        Gotcha, I only assumed as two other users I know with a Nexus had that issue.

  • Godwin Axisa

    The Google Play Services update just rolled out to my device and I have the confidential word underneath the settings icon. So its definitely not from this apks.

  • ScottyByrd

    Google Play Services is still pretty high on my list of battery draining apps. Actually before I installed the update I dont really recall seeing it on the list at all. Right now i have it at 17K+ wakelocks.

    • ScottyByrd

      Now im over 26K with over 3.5 hrs held awake. I dont see how this new update is helping with battery at all.

  • unikum

    I got the "confidential"-stuff on my Galaxy Nexus with latest AOKP rom.

  • RL010

    Google now is the first thing i remove from a rom

    • yankeesusa

      Why would you remove it? It hasn't been an issue till a couple days ago. Google now is one of the best features of google. But hey, if you don't use it and like it then the custom roms, that's what their for.

  • Stanley Chan

    Well Ive uninstalled this update from my GT-9505. 37mb memory usage? Now with the playstore version 4.0 drop to 19mb.

    This update is really messing up things. Hope google fix this before the release.

  • Primalxconvoy

    I'm so glad I've disabled this app from my phone. More hassle than it's worth.

  • dogfood

    mine said dog food... google are you serious

  • Dee Norbert

    Its eating my battery :(

    • csgabor

      mine too. it was a lot better before

    • flosserelli

      Mine has improved. Wakelock Detector shows Google Services went from 6 hours down to 3 minutes. But I disabled Google+ sync under Google Accounts, so that probably helped.

  • sounder

    I already have 4.5.10 ?

  • Tony B

    Unfrortunately, after I downloaded and installed the update, Google Play Services used 48% of the battery in a 3 hour span. I wasn't having any issues prior to installing the update. My device is a rooted stock GS3 running 4.3.
    Did anyone else notice this after installing?

  • M. Shaaban

    Would applying the update manually prevent future updates from being downloaded automatically?

  • Marcel Jeannin II

    Mine has improved,greatly. It's only been a day and a half. But,good stuff so far,thanks AP.

  • 420blazeit

    anyone else having worse battery problems with this version than the last?

    • ScottyByrd

      Yes. At last look I had over 42k wakelocks and its kept the phone awake for 5hr48min and used 13% of my battery.

  • yankeesusa

    I installed the latest services apk and my battery is actually worse. I will have to revert back to my last backup i did. Oh well.

  • http://www.twitter.com/the_sundaypaper Sebastiaan van den Berg

    Well no difference still major drops in Battery over night with no use.

  • yankeesusa

    So are there any solutions to the battery drain yet? This is getting outrageous. It seems that google is no longer caring about how their os works.

  • darren

    Drains my battery more since last few days its awful. S4 with 4.3 sort it out guys.

  • jjitty1

    My Galaxy note 2 keeps telling me that the app not installed when I choose ethier option new or all? What do I do now?