We have some great news for Android fans today! The Android parent has decided to release a brand-new APK update for one of the most important services of the Android operating system, the Google Play Store. The update was released on February 7th and it comes with a bunch of important software optimization tweaks that are going to take Google Play Store’s performances to the next level.
Google Play Store 13.5.18 APK
One of the best things about using an Android powered smartphone is being able to install APK updates. For those who are out of the loop, APK is an update format that stands for Android Package Kit. Therefore, this type of updates can only be installed on smartphones which are powered by Google’s operating system.
How to Install APK Updates
Before we get to presenting the “goodies” that this latest Google Play Store APK brings, we need to give everyone a couple of tips that will make the process of installing APK updates easier. The first thing that all Android users who are interested in getting the new update for the Google Play Store need to do is to open their smartphone’s Settings panel and then to turn on the “Unknown Sources” option.
The reason why the “Unknown Sources” option needs to be enabled is because APK updates are not released OTA (over the air) through the Google Play Store and Android fans need to manually download and install them on their smartphones.
As we all know, the Google Play Store is not an Android feature and it’s a vital component of the operating system instead. Therefore, Google is making sure that the service doesn’t randomly crash while downloading apps and games and the new APK update introduces a handful of bug fixes that optimize the software stability.
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