Google Play Services came installed on a China model

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Feb 11, 2009
Hi all,

I just took delivery of a Chinese Note5, wanted a native Samsung + S pen experience, without Google.

Interestingly enough, while there are no Google apps on the device, I notice that Google Play Services is installed and running, and there is a Google menu item in Settings.

Was surprised to see that, is that normal?

Kind Regards, Joe.