Google Play APK 6.1.12 Update: You can now download the latest version 6.1.12 of Google Play Store APK which brings with it a bunch of changes and bug fixes for issues that users have been facing for quite a while. This release also includes two sections: Apps & Games and Entertainment. One houses all of the apps and games that you may wish to install, and the other plays host to things like movies, music and books. This distinction is an important one, and having apps share the same store as books has always been an odd idea to us, so we’re all for this particular change. The download link below has been updated with latest version.
Alongside the splitting of the store in two, Google’s Play Store now behaves better on your device, responding to taps and swipes more quickly and generally looking much more like an app that you would want to spend some time browsing rather than desperately trying to get in and out of as quickly as is humanly possible.
Apart from this, some things have changed under the hood as well. Fire up the app and you will instantly recognize the subtle changes and tweaks in user interface here and there.
Some of these changes, including the two new sections Apps & Games and Entertainment, can be seen in the screenshots below.
Version 6.1.12 of Play Store should start rolling out to users over the course of the next few days, but it may take longer depending on the device you have, the Android version it is running, and the region you are in.
Regardless, if you do not want to wait for that update to hit your device, you can download the APK of this new version of Google Play Store from the link at the foot of this post, side-load it, and give it a run.
This version of Play Store is, as expected, compatible and ready for Android 6.0 Marshmallow or ROM ports based on the 6.0 images.
If you happen to have tried the new Play Store and are running it on your device, do share your thoughts and opinions on the changes and any other improvements that we may have missed.
Download Google Play Store APK version 6.1.12 from here. (tip: To download from Mega on your Android device directly without downloading the Mega app, simply request the Mega download page to be opened in desktop mode in your web browser and then you should be able to download it directly without the app.)
Make sure to check out our Android Apps gallery to explore more apps for your Android device.