Google Play, initially known as Android Market, is one of the world’s most popular digital distribution service formed by Google.
It is accessible on devices that run “Google-certified” Android operating systems. It allows users to search for and download applications produced with the Android software development kit (SDK) and distributed via Google.
Google Play additionally works as a digital media market, featuring books, songs, TV shows, and more!
In the past, it offered Google Hardware devices for purchase until the introduction of a designated vendor, Google Store, on March 11, 2015.
Also, Google Play used to offer news publications and magazines before Google News received a considerable refresh on May 15, 2018.
Google Play contains both paid and free apps.
Google Play is one of the essential apps on any Android device. It is a crucial component to the wellbeing of many smartphones of today.
However, Google Play is an app like any other, so it requires particular updates to add new features or fix bugs or other problems.
The app reached version 21.1.21.
Usually, Google Play gets updated via over the air (OTA) channels.
Unfortunately, the app sometimes doesn’t automatically update itself, so users have to follow specific steps before it does that.
First of all, ensure that you have auto-updates enabled. If you do, but your device hasn’t yet updated to the latest Google Play version, then the update might not have reached your region yet as they sometimes roll out in waves, or your device isn’t compatible with it.
Having an outdated device might result in incompatibility issues.
However, we recommend that you don’t install the update from an unknown source, like a third-party app market, to avoid contacting malware.