Google Play store, earlier known as Android Market, allows the users to download applications, games, music, movies, books and magazines for their Android devices. People can also buy Google branded products like Chromebook and Nexus devices through the Play store.
Google has rebranded the Android Market to Google Play in March 2012 as the market had risen much beyond the earlier scope and it really in need of some revamping.
The Case of Name Change
Earlier there was only one Android market store and there was no confusion to identify it. But once the OS started growing every other tablet and smartphone manufacturers started launching their own Android stores; Amazon store and Samsung store for example. Then it became difficult to identify which Android market someone mention.
Along with that Google also introduced many features to the Market like Google Books and Google Music which was earlier not in the scope. They have also started video rentals for some devices as well.
Google introduced the Google Play in place of Market store in March 2012 by putting all shopping content under one roof. The Play store now have the Apps, Play Music, Play Books, Play Movies and physical goods as well.
Google Play Update
The app which used for accessing the Play store gets regular updates from Google. The latest version 4.5.10 went live on 5th December. But as always it’s not available on all the devices yet as Google is doing a very slow roll out. But you can update your Play store by directly installing the APK file on your device.
Important Changes in 4.5.10
Google has updated the Play store once again with some interesting new features. The latest version, 4.5.10 is a notable update when compared to the previous 4.4.22 which didn’t have much new changes to mention. Here are some of the important changes in the new version of Play store:
- Provide an indicator for in-app purchases
- Added activity feed in the Play store. Now you can share all your Play store activities with others.
- Changes in Review layout.
- Users can edit as well as Delete their own reviews.
- The color of review star changed from blue to green.
- The avatar images in the reviews are now in circles instead of squares.
- Typography adjustments.
Download Google Play store Latest Version APK 4.5.10
The update APK file is signed by Google and will replace your current Play store. The signature confirms that it’s not tampered in any way and safe to update without any worries. So rather than wait for the official update which may take even weeks, update your Play store right now.
Download Google Play store Latest version 4.5.10 – Download Link
Previous Versions of Google Play
Download Google Play store 4.4.22 – Download Link
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