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Google Play Store Updated to Resolve Early Problems



After having re-branded its digital storefronts from Android Market to Google Play, early problems with the Google Play app forced Google to quickly deploy and push out a new update. Early adopters to the Google Play storefront noticed that some of the link to the store was broken and even if the store loaded, apps and content that are highlighted on the store’s main page did not automatically refresh or update. Fortunately, Google has responded quickly and is now pushing out a new Google Play Store app update, which brings the app to version 3.4.7.

Users noted that early issue with the old update affected Motorola devices more than other brands.

If you want to go ahead and update the Google Play Store app to the latest version, you can manually download the APK to your device and install it from there. Otherwise, if your device still shows Android Market, when the update is pushed, you should have the latest version of the Google Play Store.

Google Play Store is essentially the same as Android Market and unifies apps, music, books, and movies. The switch in branding from Android Market to Google Play suggests a larger shift for Google, which may want to indicate that its app store will encompass more platforms rather than just Android. For instance, even though Google TV is powered by Android, it is branded as Google TV and a Google Play Store would make more sense than Android Market on that platform. But beyond Google TV and Android, perhaps Google has more projects up its sleeves that may tap into the Play Store in the future.

Via: Phandroid



  1. Motorola Atrix forum

    03/12/2012 at 6:24 am

    Ah, the joy of blur.

  2. Davenbft

    03/16/2012 at 5:38 am

    Since my Epic 4G and my A500 updated to play store, has been HORRIBLE experience. I get constant connection time out messages and when I do manage to get to apps, can find nothing which makes sense. Search for “Google Body” and get everything EXCEPTgoogle body. One of main reasons opted for Android over IPhone was apps. Maybe will consider IPhones in September.

  3. Alohabob2011

    03/23/2012 at 1:53 pm

    I thought censorship was illegal in the US…

    • Jimmi

      08/13/2012 at 2:54 am

      I still cant get google play store!!!

  4. Jennifer hogg

    08/15/2012 at 12:46 am

    Iv tried olds of options to get google play and none are working. Iv goy a m709 tablet and so far am unable to use it. Plese help.

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