Whatever you try to do on your Android phone from push notifications, API access, and syncing goes through Google Play Services. You gain new security features and the service dictates when to update apps, so in a nutshell you need to keep it updated. The latest release is Google Play Services APK 9.0.83 and you can learn how to download and install below.
Users of Android love the ability to customize, as such there’s always a better and newer version if you’re willing to put a little effort in and this goes for Google Play Services too. If you want the latest update, just take a look at the information further down this page.
Google Play Services 9.0.83: what’s new?
The latest Google Play Services version could easily be missed by some, although it brings a number of improvements. Listed to include Maps API v2 for Android Wear, Places API improvements with the ability to retrieve attributions, Location API improvements that bring a parameter for setting max wait time, Fit API improvements to deliver reading aggregated daily totals from a new API, and Wear API improvements that allow for bidirectional data to transfer between different Android devices.
What version of Google Play services is right for my Android device?
The information below will help you figure out exactly what version of Google Play services is correct for your Android device, which can be found for download at the link above. In a nutshell, look for the last 3 numbers in the parentheses at Settings -> Apps -> Google Play services of your device.