Google Play is the official market of Android apps and games by Google Inc., the owner of Android OS. On this page, you can find the latest APK file of Google Play. Google Play Store’s latest APK file will be provided here whenever Google releases any updates to this app. Current version is v5.6.8, updated on June 04, 2015.
Google Play, originally the Android Market, is operated by Google Inc., where Android developers can promote their apps and games. Both paid and free games and apps can be distributed via this platform. Google has built this platform in such a way that the developers just need to upload APK files and screens (images) of their app or the game and the Android Market takes a good care of the rest.
It reads the APK file and declares its compatibility with Android OS versions as well as compatibility with certain brands. Moreover, permissions required by the app on certain devices is also read.
When Google Play was launched on March 06, 2012, only about 400,000 applications and games where present in the catalog of the market with a download count of around 20 – 25 billion. By the end of next year, 2013, the number of apps and games available at Google Play reached around 1,000,000 and download count reached around a whopping 50 billion. According to AppBrain stats, 1,521,579 apps are available from developers at Google Play right now. Out of these 1,521,579 apps and games, AppBrain rates the 14% as low quality apps.
Android OS comes with Google Play Store app installed in it but for several reasons, Android users need to install the app manually on their devices. If Google Play app is missing on your device, then you can install it via its APK file. On this page, the latest version of Google Play (.apk) can be downloaded.
How to Download and Install Google Play: To install Google Play on your device manually, you will need to follow these simple instructions.
- Download Google Play APK file at below given download link
- Transfer it to your device’s internal storage or to its SD card if you have used PC to download
- Launch the APK file with your device’s package installer
- Allow installation
- Wait until Google Play Store installs on your device
- Installation should complete without any errors but if it fails, check and ensure that you have allowed the installation of apps from third-party sources in your device’s security settings.
Current version of Google Play Store app is v5.6.8 and you can download this version’s APK file below. In addition, you can download APK file of any previous version too if its available in our archives.