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Error package `com.google.android.gms…` doesn't exist

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I am new to Android development. I am learning to use Parse.com backend service and get stuck early on.

I am following tutorial to create application that uses Google Maps Android API v2. What I’ve done :

  1. download sample
    from parse
  2. Import AnyWall-android\Anywall folder from downloaded project to Android Studio
  3. Rebuild project

Then I get a bunch of errors here :

import com.google.android.gms.common.ConnectionResult;
import com.google.android.gms.common.GooglePlayServicesClient;
import com.google.android.gms.common.GooglePlayServicesUtil;
import com.google.android.gms.location.LocationClient;
import com.google.android.gms.location.LocationListener;
import com.google.android.gms.location.LocationRequest;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.CameraUpdateFactory;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.GoogleMap.CancelableCallback;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.GoogleMap.OnCameraChangeListener;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.SupportMapFragment;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.BitmapDescriptorFactory;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.CameraPosition;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.Circle;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.CircleOptions;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.LatLng;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.LatLngBounds;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.Marker;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.MarkerOptions;

common, location, and maps highlighted red. The question is how to resolve these errors?

I appreciate any kind of help or direction (What should I check? Is it about missing library? If it is, what library should I add and where to get it?)

How to&Answers:

Can't find the class com.google.android.gms.location.LocationClient (android)

There is some problem with the last GPS lib. You have to use an older version than the latest(6.+). Try with an older version. I didn’t see anything inside the doc deprecated or missing about the LocationClient.class…

compile ‘com.google.android.gms:play-services:5.+’


I think the best solution is, add compile API on your Gradle. services-location has this method.

 compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-maps:9.8.0'
 compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-location:9.8.0'

if you wish to include other services, please refer here:
https://developers.google.com/android/guides/setup (scroll down)


Google Play Services is now modular, you can select the packages you want from it.

To get analytics add:

compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-analytics:7.3.0'

to you build.gradle‘s dependencies section

replace 7.3.0 with new version as they arrive, or replace with “+” to always get the latest


Android Studio is complaining that it can’t find the Play Services library.

Follow the steps here to ensure Google Play Services SDK is installed (specifically, make sure ‘Google Repository’ is installed along with ‘Google Play Services’): http://developer.android.com/google/play-services/setup.html#Install

Then, make sure the following is added to the dependencies{} block in your build.gradle:

compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services:+'

Clean and rebuild.


Add this line you build.gradle in Gradle Scripts folder

dependencies {
        compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services:11.2.0'

with this i solved this issue.


Previous answers were correct.

But in gradle:3.0 the compile configuration is now deprecated and should be replaced by implementation or api.

Check out more information in the documentation – API and implementation separation.