There are a number of background services required to run Android devices, which are presented as apps that are updated through the Play Store. Google Pixel phones have more than a few, with a small change recently renamed “Health Connections Health Services” to “Adaptive Connectivity Services”.
Health connectivity services were “launched” on October 16, 2018 according to the list of the application. The original description reads: “Improves battery health with connectivity optimizations.”
The application – com.google.android.apps.scone – in Google Play was recently renamed “Adaptive Connectivity Services”
Adaptive Connectivity Services improves connectivity by adapting to device conditions in real time in an energetic and efficient way.
It detects and solves connectivity issues, optimizes Wi-Fi and mobile data switching to maintain the best connection while maximizing energy efficiency.
The new name now helps to better convey how it does smart optimizations (“Adaptive”) related to “Connectivity”, while Google explains that this applies to Wi-Fi and mobile data. The aim is to ensure the “best connection” while controlling energy consumption. The app icon is still a heart – in connection with the original name – with built-in Wi-Fi waves.
Other Google “services” found on Pixel (and other Android devices) today include: Carrier, Device Health, Personalization of Device, Google Connectivity, Google Play, AR, Google Support, Pixel Ambient, and Settings.
The last update was in October and the name change of the Play Store came some time after that, as it is still related to health services on Pixel phones today.
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