Google Play Service Analysis (2) – How it works and what is different?

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The Google Play Service is the Android service application and client library where Google is now integrating most of their services. On July, 2013, the supported features are as like following.

①    Google Play Game Service

②    Location APIs

③    Google+ Integrated Service for Android

④    Google Maps Version 2

⑤    Google Authorization Service, called as Auth 2.0

⑥    Google Cloud Messaging

⑦    Google Play In-app Billing APIs ( not part of Google Play Service application)

⑧    Google Play Distribution ( supported through Google Play store application)

⑨    Google AdMob Ads ( not part of Google Play service application)

The below diagram shows how it works.


<Picture 1: How Google Play Service works>

However, the services such as Google AdMob and In-App Billing APIs are not integrated yet into Google Play Service.

Therefore, these Google Services work as like following.


< Picture 2: How AdMob…

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