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Last Updated: October 13th, 2013

Google is currently pushing out a quick follow-up update (v3.8.17) to the new Play Store (v3.8.15) that rolled out a couple of days ago. 3.8.15 brought significant under-the-hood changes, such as support for gift card redemption and wishlists, but 3.8.17 seems to be just a minor bug fixer. I have absolutely no clue right now what problems it resolves, and decoding the apk to compare with the previous version didn't really shine a light in any helpful way. A cursory run through the usual wishlist (no, not that wishlist) suspects produced no results.

Regardless, it doesn't hurt to be running the latest and greatest version of something as important as the Play Store, so hit up the download mirrors below (we verified them as legitimate and signed by Google).

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File Size History

  • com.android.vending-3.5.19.apk 3.81MB (4,000,309 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-3.7.11.apk 5.07MB (5,319,551 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-3.7.13.apk 5.07MB (5,322,241 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-3.7.15.apk 5.07MB (5,322,517 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-3.8.15.apk 5.35MB (5,618,814 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-3.8.17.apk 5.35MB (5,618,730 bytes)

Download

The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing Play Store. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take weeks, download and install it just like any other APK and enjoy the new Play Store experience.

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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  • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ Jerry Lange

    When you updated to 2.8.15 did you have problems with google wallet?

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

      Google Wallet says my device (EVO LTE) doesn't support it (probably due to root), so I can't really say.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ Jerry Lange

        That's normal they don't like root But the day before I went to .15 wallet worked I guess I'll they to embarrass myself again with .16 lol.

    • http://twitter.com/BottleRocket_ BottleRocket

      Mine shows as unsupported as we'll now. It didn't show as unsupported until I installed this.

  • George

    It crashes when I launch it >.< How do I install it ?

  • Thomas

    I had some lag on the SGS3 when accessing the menu, seems gone with the new version.

  • http://twitter.com/realnudel Meowski Catovitch

    Here's hoping it fixes paid-for widgets and live wallpaper vanishing every time you connect to USB or reboot the phone, on phones with SD cards (real or virtual).

    I can't believe Google have left such a serious problem (and a confusing one, too, with blame being placed on the innocent apps/developers) in Android for over a month now.

    http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=34880

    (The workaround of uninstalling the app, then installing it while connected to USB did not work for me at all, either. Instead, the install process hangs forever until you disconnect from USB, then it hangs a bit more and fails saying the package is invalid.)

    • http://twitter.com/realnudel Meowski Catovitch

      I guess the downvotes are from people who love this bug and hope it is never fixed. :-)

  • Zaatour36

    Thank Artem!!

    BTW, how can I verify the apk is signed by Google ?

    I want to know, for future download from unfamiliarized sources and such.

    thanks again ;)

    • coggy9

      You can check by installing it. If you have a Google signed apk installed previously, it will not allow updates to an apk with a different signature.

      • Zaatour36

        Any other way? Lets say a new app that I haven't installed?
        Thanks :-)

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

          You would need openssl or keytool that comes with the JDK. Then you can get the signature but you will then still need to verify it is actually legitimate and was generated by the company in question, and not by a malicious user who just used the same text fields.

    • http://www.facebook.com/stevebachman1 Steve Bachman

      Mine also doesn't have the "wish list" nor did it have it in 3.8.15 either. Something is fishy in Denmark.

      • Zaatour36

        I'm in the U. S. and I don't have those new features!

        • https://plus.google.com/117644260838398696723 William Thieme

          They're not enabled yet.

  • mgamerz

    Its likely just a small bug fix.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Very anecdotal, but I noticed that performing a mass update on the tablet interface doesn't cause nearly as much of the 'app jumping' bug. It still happens, but it doesn't go on for a few seconds like it used to, it flashes for a second and then goes away.

    Edit: looks like a new bug is there now. After pressing the button to install an app from the 'All' list and then accepting the permissions, the app shown on the right side will jump to one of the already installed apps. Every time I install something, it jumps to the Google+ app instantly.

  • Salil

    Delta updates don't work with more anymore but did in 3.8.15

    • Salil

      *don't work anymore

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      They are for me. I updated an app about 5 hours ago on my phone (which was updated to .16 last night) and it definitely didn't do the entire 8 MB download.

  • khaled

    I have sumsung galaxy tap how can i download play store

  • nessa

    Unsupported

  • donea
  • donea

    Donea

  • bigWjuice

    Current version is 3.8.17.

  • valmir kastrati

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