Google is currently rolling-out the first Google Play Services 8.3 update for all Android devices worldwide. We still don’t have the full change-log for this update yet but it should be posted very soon on the official Google Android developers blogspot.
So far, Google Play Services 8.3 brings more Android Auto desktop new features support and the Android Auto companion app from the play store. Also this release brings support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow final release and the New Google icon design too.
If you don’t want to wait for the update to hit your device, you can download the Official Google Play Services 8.3 APK below. Make sure to follow the instructions below to get the version required for your device.
*WARNING*: We’ve seen reports of constant crashes with these. Proceed at your own risk.
To figure out the right version of Google Play services for your Android device, go to Settings -> Apps -> Google Play services, and look at the last 3 numbers in the parentheses. You’ll see something like -XYZ where:
* X defines Android version:
0 for Android <5.0
2 for Android 5.0 and 5.1 starting with Play Services v8
4 for Android 5.0 and 5.1 before Play Services v8, Android >= 6.0 after
7 for Android 5.0
8 for Android TV
* Y defines CPU architecture:
1 for armeabi
3 for armeabi-v7a
4 for arm64-v8a
7 for x86
* Z defines DPI:
0 for universal
2 for 160
4 for 240
6 for 320
8 for 480
It seems that -7YZ builds became -4YZ with Google Play services v6.5. If you were on -7YZ before, you should now install -4YZ.
It seems that -4YZ builds got split into -2YZ for Lollipop and -4YZ for Marshmallow with Google Play services v8. If you were on -4YZ before, you should now install -2YZ in Lollipop and -4YZ in Marshmallow.
Looks like -8YZ builds are for Android TV.
-014 for Android <5.0 armeabi CPU 240 DPI device
-438 for Android 6.0+ armeabi-v7a CPU 480 DPI device
-876 for Android TV x86 CPU 320 DPI device