Whenever something new is announced by Apple or Google, we always secretly hope that the launch switch will be flipped immediately at the end of their keynote presentations, allowing us to get our hands on the new hardware or software soon after. The opening keynote of the Google I/O presentation really got tongues talking yesterday as they went through a number of announcements relating to new devices and the first official unveiling of Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android.
The Nexus 7 and Nexus Q have been made available for pre-order, likely to ship around mid-July, with the Nexus 7 being the first official device to run Jelly Bean right out of the box. As expected, some people aren’t willing to wait that long and are always finding ways to get access to things before the official release. We have already seen a system dump of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean being made available for Galaxy Nexus users, which is quite amazing, considering that less than 24 hours have passed since it was announced.
For a lot of people, especially standard non-power-users or modification fans, a mobile OS dump is quite useless, but in this case, some tangible good may come out of it for a large number of people. In the midst of all the technical babble of the dump, lies an updated version of the Google Play Store that will ship with Android Jelly Bean. The current official version of the Play Store is sitting at v3.5.19, while the Play Store from the system dump takes it all the way to v3.7.11, which is a big jump in terms of number.
We couldn’t find any large-scale change after installing the dumped update, although it is being said that it offers Android users the ability to browse, purchase and download movies and TV shows and magazines as per the new feature set that was announced yesterday as part of Jelly Bean.
Updating to an unofficially released version of the Google Play Store may prove to be problem-free for most users, but there’s a high probability that some users might face installation issues on their devices running versions of Android prior to Ice Cream Sandwich. With that said, if your reputation as a tech enthusiast absolutely depends on you being ahead of the game, then by all means; give the new Play Store APK a whirl by downloading it from the source link and tell us what you think about the new changes via the usual mediums below.
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