One of the biggest advantages that using an Android powered smartphone brings is getting access to the thousands upon thousands of apps and games that can be found on the Google Play Store. The Google Play Store is a vital component of the Android operating system and Google knows that too well. The reason why we are saying that is because Google is making sure that the Google Play Store is always running without any issues by constantly releasing APK updates.
Android Package Kit Updates
A big difference between Google and other app developers is that Google always launches its updates in the form of APK before releasing them OTA (over the air). APK is an acronym that stands for “Android Package Kit” and these updates represent Google’s way of giving eager Android users a chance to download all the latest features, bug fixes and software tweaks ahead of everyone else.
On the downside of things, APK updates need to be manually downloaded and installed. Not only that, but Android users also need to enable the “Unknown Sources” option which can be found in the Settings panel of their smartphones. However, this is a small price to pay in exchange for getting access to all the latest features, bug fixes and software tweaks weeks before they are rolled out to the general public.
Google Play Store 13.3.17 APK
The latest APK update for the Google Play Store sports the 13.3.7 version number and it was released a couple of days ago. This is a high priority update for all Android users who enjoy using the Google Play Store in order to download apps and games.
However, Android users who are not interested in manually downloading and installing updates should be happy to know that they will also receive the latest APK update in due time, just that Google is going to take a while before it releases it OTA.
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