For the millions of app users who own Android devices, Google Play Store is the most important app there is. This is because it serves as an online store for Android owners who are looking to download mobile apps, digital content, music and ebooks on their mobile devices running Android OS.
Since it was introduced in the market years ago, Play Store has undergone several updates, with the latest being the APK version 126.96.36.199. It is also the official app store for the Android operating system and comes pre-installed with supported Android devices.
The apps available for download can be installed on Android devices for free while some are also available for a cost. Marketed as one brand, the services under Google Play include Google Play Games, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Newsstand and Google Play Music.
With around 2,300 apps available in 2009, the number of downloadable applications available in Google Play Store has ballooned to 2.7 million in February, with around 50 billion downloads made as of last year. Although Google Play Store does not come without challenges, such as the recent Trojan malware discovered in two of the apps available from the Play Store, its popularity still continuous to soar.
Apart from Google addressing the issue by removing the apps in question, the latest update also came with new fixes. Some of the changes that came with the latest APK version include security warnings for the app. If a third party tries to update an app, Play Store blocks the action and notifies the user. Moreover, only two widgets will remain in the latest version. These are “Play – My Library” and “Play Recommendations”.
How to Download Google Play APK Version
- In case you have to re-install Google Play Store in your Android device, you first have to enable a certain feature on your phone. You can do this by going to Settings and then Security. Next, tick the box next to Unknown sources.
- After enabling Unknown sources, you can now go to one of the mirror websites to download Google Play APK version. Simply follow the instructions to have the app in your Android device.
If you are still using an older version, you can now download the latest Google Play Store version 188.8.131.52 to enjoy its features.