The Google Play Store offers a variety of content, ranging from utility apps and exciting games to the latest news and movies. The app is pre-loaded on most Android devices and constant updates keep it fast and stable.
The app has come a long way from its humble origins. The user interface has been dramatically improved, the variety of available content is extraordinary and users able to share bought content on several devices.
The latest update contains a selection of new features that will make the experience even better. The user interface has been streamlined in order to highlight what’s important. Overall stability of the app has been improved. If you own Google Cardboard or a car that is compatible with Android Auto you will be happy to learn that several improvements have been brought to these features.
Those that run a custom ROM but wish to use the app will have to download and install an APK file in order to use it. In most cases Google will release a stable APK file before an OTA update will become available for everyone. If you want to try the latest features added by the update you can opt to install it on your device.
How to install Google Play Store on your device/update the app manually?
In order to install the latest version of the app you will have to download an APK file from a reliable source. Keep in mind that some sites may offer a bogus version in order to trick users into installing malware apps.
After you download the APK you may receive an error when you attempt to start the installation. Go to Settings/Security and look for the Unknown Sources menu. Enable the permission to install apps from external sources.
Installing the app:
- Open the Downloads folder and look for the APK.
- Tap on the file and confirm the installation.
- Wait until the process is finished.
- Tap on the icon and sign-in or create a Google account.