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Last Updated: October 13th, 2013

A new version of the Android Play Store (formerly Android Market) with version 3.5.19 is now rolling out, replacing 3.5.16. We haven't seen a new Play Store for over a month, but what changes it contains compared to its predecessor is not clear at the moment. I've examined all the menus I could think of and didn't find anything new, so improvements are either under-the-hood or so subtle it'll take a whole AP community to find them.

If you haven't gotten 3.5.19 pushed to your device yet, we have some download mirrors below. The apk has been verified as official and signed by Google, so it's safe to proceed.

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Download (change the extension to .apk if your browser downloads it as something else for some reason, like a .zip or .bin) and install as you would do it with any other apk - it will replace the existing Market or Play Store with the latest version 3.5.19.

Via @neillund

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

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  • cody kain

    what does it do diff from the current one
    PS aweful mirrors well this one http://mir.cr/EXTNNZUJ is anyways

    • Krisztián Kelemen

      read the post...

    • Theshortfuton

      Teaches you to read I hope

      • cody kain

         sorry was in a hurry n just skimmed :p

        • Zomby2D

          You know it'd be faster to read the post than to ask the question in the comments.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's why I put up 6 mirrors. Don't like one - try another.

  • Squeaks

    Could just be bug fixes.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yup, I bet it's under-the-hood changes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1534593949 Vinny Tuzeo

    any QR DL on this?

    • Loren Cogar

      Why not just click the link?

      • John

        Ya. That or 'send to phone' via whatever browser extension (chrome/ff/etc). I rarely see people bust out the ol QR code scanner to go to a link nowadays. I guess it has its uses but doesn't seem to be that important to many anymore *shrug*

        • Zomby2D

          I had never heard of 'send to phone' but the thing is I can't install it on IE at work which is where I look at this blog most of the time. To me a QR code is the best way to quickly download something I see on the page.

          • John

            Ahh..that makes sense. Good reason. Sorry you have to use IE =/

      • Zomby2D

        Probably because he's looking at the article on a PC and wants the download on, I don't know, his phone? But just hovering over the link will bring up the QR code.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      FYI, hover on any link in AP articles for 2-3 seconds, and you'll get a QR image.

      • ginobili1

        Artem you're the best!

  • Loren Cogar

    I am hoping for some major fixes soon!   Its ridiculous that I have to look through a long unsorted list of everything I have ever downloaded to find my purchased items.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's the first thing I tried to see if they changed, but unfortunately everything in that list is still the same.

    • Chris Dube

      +1 to this. They removed that feature with the new interface design and I'm missing it a lot.

    • Marc

      I know that this isn't a solution to finding your apps while browsing on the phone but why not just use the web interface for play.google.com and click on the "My Android Apps" link?  It will show you everything you've ever installed on your phone/tablet provided you gave permission to track the apps you've installed on your device(s).

      • Zomby2D

        So is the app, and that's exactly what people are complaining about. Wha we want is a way to get rid of apps we don't want from this list or at least a way to differentiate apps we bought from all the crap we ever intalled.

  • Tee

    You should be able to rate this app in the Play Store like any other app. Does the big G think they're the ones who know best what's wrong with it?

  • Vladimir

    It seems a bit quicker on my device, but might be placebo...

    • John

      always is ;)

  • Texas

    I dream of the day when Google will let us skip updates on apps. App Brain does this why not Google Play?

    • Pete Wood

      what do you mean 'skip updates on apps'?

      • spydie

        I think he means you can tell it to stop sending you reminders of updates for apps you really have no reason to update.  I know we can stop automatic updates, but you still keep getting reminder notifications.

        • Anthony Glyadchenko

          There's an option to turn off notifications in the settings.

      • ginobili1

        You can skip unnecessary updates in AppBrain on Apps so that you are not downloading updates everyday. For example, people not using Google Drive for online storage by TB can skip the new TB update until another update comes with a changelog that suits their needs.
        It kinda works like: if it works, don't fix it!

  • Tnpapadakos

    thanks for this...second mirror was quick and easy

  • http://twitter.com/professor__x david cassoday

    For all of you who hate not being able to find your purchased apps (I being one of them) Call the google play support line and complain. I have done this; I don't know if it helps but they do create a support ticket. I guess if enough people kept calling in they would realize removing that feature was stupid and add it back in. I mean it can't really be that hard of a task to do.

    Here is the link for help on all categories:
    http://support.google.com/googleplay/?hl=en

    Here is the link specific to android apps:
    http://support.google.com/googleplay/bin/request.py?hl=en&policy=apps&contact_type=contact_policy

    It works just like amazon's call back support. They are very fast and you talk to a real person.

  • Eludium Q36

    Whenever internet sites and telecomms don't discuss updates like this I'd suspect further national security backdoor implementation, just sayin'

  • http://www.my-guides.net/ axel

    When I am using Google Play via wifi it takes too much time to load and start downloading the updates. However when I am using it via 3G it is almost instant. Any solution for this?

  • Dan

    Android Play Store?

    Fingers fast... brain slow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mosaab.hasan Mosaab Hasan

    hi   i have an onda ipad with android system and ut is too good but i have aproblem   i have a whit lines appear on his screen   i coudnot find the reason of this proplem  and this lines increases  to 5 lines  if u can help me on this problem  and thankes 

  • Ck18238

    I did that however none of the apps I try to download work. When I download an app the store shuts down before I can install it on my Poloroid tablet. What causes this?

  • Gingerman04

    This might sound stupid..but how do I download the new latest play store v3.5.19, all I get are links to things I don't want.
    I am new to this so please be gentle with me.

  • Mohammad Aljanabi

    i have galaxy tab 7 plus funny thing i cant download any thing it keep saying cant download in ur country ...even for free application that i downloaded in the past i cant download is this a bug or just u cant download any thing if u live in iraq?

  • Slbergeron63

    Is there anyway to install google play on my nook color?