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The Google Play Store 4.0 apk is now available for users who want to install the new Google Play Store without waiting for Google to send an update to their device.

Google announced the Google Play Store 4.0 update this morning with a simpler and cleaner experience that makes it easier top buy apps and movies on the Google Play Store.

Google is rolling out the new Google Play Store to all devices with Android 2.2 and higher, but this process is not designed for those without patience. The official word is that the new Google Play Store will arrive on devices, “over the next few weeks.”

Download the Google Play Store 4.0 APK file to get the new Google Play Store without a wait.

Download the Google Play Store 4.0 APK file to get the new Google Play Store without a wait.

How to Install Google Play Store 4.0 Right Now

Users who don’t want to wait can install the Google Play Store 4.0 update right now by downloading the Android 4.0 apk file and installing it on any Android smartphone or tablet running Android Froyo or higher. This process is easier than installing a new version of Android or an Android 4.2 update.

Users who have side-loaded, or installed a third-party app, are already familiar with the process. We’ll walk users through installing Google Play Store 4.0 with the Play Store 4.0.25 apk below.

Download the Google Play Store 4.0 APK file from MediaFire.

This is the Google Play Store 4.0.25 version, which Google just announced and it is running perfectly on the Nexus 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 we tested it on. Thanks to Tony Robinson for the download link.

After downloading the Google Play Store 4.0 apk transfer it to the phone or tablet. We prefer using Dropbox to quickly sync the file to the device. If you downloaded it direct to the Android smartphone or tablet you can tap on it to start the installation process.

Install the Google Play Store 4.0 APK file and accept the access it needs to the Android system.

Install the Google Play Store 4.0 APK file and accept the access it needs to the Android system.

When prompted tap on Install in the lower right. This screen shows the Google Play Store 4.0 app permissions, which are the same as the old Google Play Store.

When prompted decide if it is OK for Google to scan the apps on the phone for harmful behavior. While we already use Lookout to scan for malware, we tapped on Agree. Users should be able to change this setting later under settings. Even uses who install items from third-p[arty sources will likely benefit from this.

Choose to allow the Google Play Store 4.0 to search for harmful apps, or decline the free security feature.

Choose to allow the Google Play Store 4.0 to search for harmful apps, or decline the free security feature.

Once the installation process completes, in less than 30 seconds, the new Google Play Store 4.0 is available to use without waiting weeks for it to arrive.

The Google Play Store 4.0 update brings a collection of new features and a new look tot he Google Play Store. Users can still access their purchased apps and media, but now users can checkout faster and updating apps is simpler, with one less page to visit.

Stay tuned for a Google Play Store 4.0 walkthrough which shows off the new Google Play Store features.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

8 Comments

  1. None

    04/09/2013 at 10:45 am

    is this an official APK, will it update automatically for future updates or do i have to do it manually?

    • NatT96

      04/09/2013 at 7:00 pm

      Yes, it will. I notice that I have only had to install apk’s when completly new look are represented other that that, yes it official, it will update secretly in devices background without annoyance.

  2. Love

    04/09/2013 at 10:53 am

    The new google play store has a more simpler and elegant style. Read all about this and DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL APK here:
    http://www.androidtimes1.blogspot.com/2013/04/google-play-completely-redesigned.html

  3. NatT96

    04/09/2013 at 6:58 pm

    Works great on JXD S91000 Tablet.

  4. Ben K

    04/10/2013 at 5:08 pm

    Nexus 4 is running it perfectly!

  5. Hasnain Ahmed

    07/19/2013 at 1:06 pm

    Its show me some errors…when I’m trying to download anything…why…?

  6. Deb

    12/10/2013 at 9:04 am

    Samsung galaxy s2 crashed when I downloaded this

  7. leeañne

    03/14/2014 at 7:35 am

    It didn’t work on my kids smartab after download it pops up Google play store has stopped it won’t let me open the app and won’t tell me why so what’s my next step

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