What better way to start off a new month other than to receive a new update for your favorite Android service? Android smartphone users should be pleased to find out that Google has just released a new update for the Google Play Store which changes its build number to 14.3.18. This is an APK update and if you aren’t familiar with this type of updates, then you don’t need to worry about it since we will present a short installation guide today.
Google Play Store 14.3.18 Update
The Google Play Store is one of the most important components of the Android operating system and therefore, it should come as no surprise that the Android parent is releasing software updates for the Google Play Store every other week. The latest update for the Google Play Store sports the 14.3.18 version number and as previously noted, it can be downloaded in the form of APK.
Android Package Kit
The APK format stands for “Android Package Kit” and all of Google’s latest updates are released in this format. What makes this type of updates special is the fact that they are giving Android users a chance to get access to all the latest features and software tweaks ahead of everyone else because APK updates will get rolled out OTA (over the air) to everyone only after a couple of weeks after they are released on Google’s APK website.
The trick to installing this type of updates is that Android users are required to manually download and install them. Although, this is the easy part. Every Android user who wants to install APK updates is required to access their smartphone’s Settings panel and then enable the “Unknown Sources” option in order to make the device eligible for APK updates.
Juana loves to cover the tech and gaming industry, she always stays on the first row of CES conference and reports live from there.