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Use the latest version of google play services

It would be great to have support for the latest google play services available. 

In our case we are dependent on version 11.3.* and the latest available is 11.0.4

  • Vladimir Matragun
  • Aug 15 2017
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  • Guest commented
    September 5, 2017 22:04

    +1 on this issue.


    We need to upgrade our version of Google Play Services to 11.2.0, but this breaks our Appium tests being run on Sauce Labs.

  • Nelly commented
    September 5, 2017 22:54

    Without the support of the latest Google Play Services, we are unable to upgrade our Android code to the latest version of GPS even though our mobile team is ready for the upgrade. All the tests would break unless this is supported.

  • Sudheer P commented
    September 6, 2017 04:07

    Newer Google play services simplify the interaction with Google APIs (Activity detection, Geofences, Fused location) and we found this works better. So, we need this ASAP

  • Sudheer P commented
    November 16, 2017 09:43

    This upgrade is critical to us. We may even have to stop using Saucelabs temporarily but the upgrade is very important for us. There seem to be no update from Saucelabs about this.

  • Kranthi Kancharla commented
    November 16, 2017 18:39

    +1 As a fast pace company and wanted to give the best user experience to our customers we need the latest update Google play services 11.6.0

  • Yash Shah commented
    November 16, 2017 18:49

    Please upgrade to the latest version of Google Play services - This will help us to test better 

  • chase wasabelle commented
    November 16, 2017 18:58


  • lavanya commented
    November 16, 2017 19:03

    +1 It will help us run our automation better and maintain same versions as prod 

  • Admin
    Chandra Yalangi commented
    November 16, 2017 19:17

    Everyone, thank you for your input. We are planning to update Android Emulators 6.0 and above with the latest version of Google Play Services before the end of December.


    Product Manager - Emulators and Simulators

  • Kranthi Kancharla commented
    November 16, 2017 19:21

    @Chandra Yalangi What is the latest version of Google play services for Sauce labs that you will be adding support for?