Google GApps are undoubtedly the fundamental elements of an Android smartphone. Since Android is powered by Google, the name GApps literally means all the applications owned and preloaded by Google into the Android system for its better working and functionality. GApps packes applications like Google Play Services, Google Play Store, Google Play Music, Google Drive, Google Books, Calendar, and a lot more. Whenever you flash a custom ROM on your Android smartphone, you must have come across the step “flash Google GApps”. This means that a custom ROM comes completely neat and clean, doesn’t contain any GApps and any other kind of bloatware. You’re given the choice of flashing the GApps for your choice or flashing the compatible GApps.
You may wonder why you must flash Google GApps. Well, let’s have a look at the answer; In order to make the Google Play Store work on your Android smartphone, you need Google Play Services, which is a component of the GApps package. Google Play Services keeps all of your applications connected with the Google Play Store and helps them to be updated on time. Google Play Services is also responsible for keeping a track of all your activity with the applications that are connected to your Google Account. Other Google Apps have their role in the device as well, but Google Play Services and the Play Store are the two most important things that you will want to install on your Android phone immediately after flashing an empty custom ROM.
When you’ve to choose the right GApps package for your phone, you will come across many packages. It might get a little hard for you to choose which one is right for your phone and guaranteed to work. There’s a huge number of GApps packages available around. Finding one exactly for your firmware is also a little bit of work. To save a few minutes of yours, we’ve collected the GApps packages for Android 6.0 and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow [all custom ROMs] and put them right here. The Marshmallow custom ROMs that you will come across will include CyanogenMod 13, Resurrection Remix, Slim ROM, OmniROM, Paranoid Android and many others. These GApps are provided by OpenGApps, which is quite an active community working hard to keep the package alive for Android enthusiasts. The description of packages is also explained below. You can go ahead, read up the description and choose the package which suites your needs.
- Before downloading Google Gapps for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you will want to know what architecture your device is based on (ARM or ARM 64). Here’s a very handy guide on How to check which of the Processor, ARM, ARM64 or x86, powers your smartphone
Gapps Aroma Package For Android 6.0.x Marshmallow
Aroma Package has a graphical interface and it allows the users to choose which applications do they want to install. The installation pop up comes up as soon as you flash the GApps package in the custom recovery.
PA Gapps Pico Package For Android 6.0.x Marshmallow
The pico version of PA Gapps for Android 6.0.x Marshmallow comes with the absolute minimum Google applications. These include Google system base, Google Play Store, Google Calendar Sync only, Google Play Services. This version of GApps is intended for the users who don’t like all other Google applications and want the basic ones only.
PA Gapps Nano Package For Android 6.0.x Marshmallow
This version of Google GApps is intended for the users who want to use the minimum possible Google GApps having the “Okay Google” and “Google Search” features. Other GApps include Google system base, off-line speech files, Google Play Store, Google Calendar Sync and of-course, Google Play Services.
PA Gapps Micro Package For Android 6.0.x Marshmallow
Intended for legacy devices having small partitions. This package included applications like Google system base, off-line speech files, Google Play Store, Google Exchange Services, Face Unlock, Google Calender, Gmail, Google Text-to-speach, Google Now Launcher, Google Search and Google Play Services.
PA Gapps Mini Package For Android 6.0.x Marshmallow
For the users who use limited Google applications. This package includes almost all basic Google applications including core Google system base, off-line speech files, Google Play Store, Google Exchange Services, FaceUnlock, Google+, Google Calendar, Google Now Launcher, Google Play services, Google (Search), Google Text-to-Speech, Gmail, Hangouts, Maps, Street View on Google Maps & YouTube
PA Gapps Full Package For Android 6.0.x Marshmallow
This package is similar to the stock Google GApps. It only misses Google Camera, Google Keyboard, Google Sheets and Google Slides applications while includes almost all other Google GApps.
Gapps Stock Package For Android 6.0.x Marshmallow
Stock Google GApps package. Includes all Google applications. Intended for the users who do not want to miss any application.
Here’s a chart that explains the GApps packages. The chart is from PA GApps, which is not active anymore. However, the packages linked above should have similar applications packed inside.
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