Last Updated: April 27th, 2014

A new update to the Google Play Store app with version 4.1.10 is rolling out following the big 4.1.6 refresh from two weeks ago, just before I/O. As far as I can tell from a quick teardown and playing around, this is a minor update. All the important changes happened in the previous release, so 4.1.10 is likely a bug fixer. That said, if you see something I missed, please drop a line in the comments.

Update: 4.1.10 fixes the severe battery-draining location bug introduced in Google Play Services recently, which was especially painful for HTC users. Ron looked into it and found that it downloads a Network Location Provider patch for Google Play Services, though I'm puzzled why Google didn't just update Play Services itself.


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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)
  • com.android.vending-3.9.16.apk 5.22 MB (5,482,490 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-3.9.17.apk 5.34 MB (5,610,397 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-3.10.9.apk 5.87 MB (6,158,861 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-3.10.10.apk 5.87 MB (6,160,306 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-3.10.14.apk 5.88 MB (6,174,123 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-4.0.25.apk 5.89 MB (6,183,354 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-4.0.26.apk 5.89 MB (6,181,405 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-4.0.27.apk 5.89 MB (6,181,458 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-4.1.6.apk 5.75 MB (6,036,474 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-4.1.10.apk 5.76 MB (6,040,792 bytes)


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.

Thanks, @dude6595 and @markmagnus!

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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  • Sean Powell

    File won't open for some reason

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

      Can you check it downloaded in full? MD5: b902d22a9d56f51c4d60491563e49931.

      And you have the Google-signed Play Store? Not some sort of inverted custom one?

      • Sean Powell

        Yeah tried all of the links and they all download without a checksum for some reason.

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

          What do you mean without a checksum? You don't download checksums, you generate them locally and compare to the one published.

          • Mother of All Knowledge

            Oh, Artem, you silly billy. You download checksums from the Pirate Bay :D

          • Sean Powell

            https://www.dropbox.com/sc/ibkq2w5lj0j4lho/wOkYf1M7Yf - screenshot. It doesn't produce a checksum for some reason. Not had this happen before

          • abhisahara

            You have to hit the checkbox beside the MD5 and then hit calculate. Then it will populate the md5 checksum . Simple :)

          • Sean Powell

            Haha, schoolboy error there, my bad

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

            I don't know what you are using but it looks like you need to check the box next to md5 and press Calculate.

        • ririk59

          Work fine for me

      • Sean Powell

        Yep same md5. I must be doing something wrong

    • Sean Powell

      Ok, so now it'll install for some reason. Wouldn't open the file from the notification shade. Opened it in ES explorer and it worked fine

  • Dave Sleep

    First mirror worked fine for me

  • Claus Madsen

    I still haven't gotten the new Play Store with the new category system with this update. I suppose it's regional?

  • Stephen Diniz

    Works fine for me, thanks Artem!

  • heat361

    The first mirror worked perfectly for me. Thanks Artem.

    • Firmino

      Me too.

  • Łukasz Zając

    Well, maybe it will solve my HUGE problems with Play Store. But I think it won't because I have problems with ALL of Google apps I have. Every single one is sluggish, works totally random, doesn't sync, and Play Store seems to not be able to install apps. Maybe it's Google polish servers fault, but I think this issue needs to be solved. Instantly.

    • wordmoss

      Maybe it's your device?

      • Łukasz Zając

        But ONLY Google apps? When about a month ago they worked fine? Maybe my phone went Google-phobic :D

        • wordmoss

          Could be. :D Sometimes my phone will randomly decide that texting certain people is bad for it's health and refuse to do it.

          • The Phenom

            Kinda like contacting a ex you really know you shouldn't. :)

        • Daniel DS

          If you're on a costum ROM, try re-flashing the GApps, maybe it's the cause.

    • Justin Winker

      You should probably sell your Cupcake device and upgrade...

      • Simon Belmont

        Haha. I think if he sold it, he'd only get enough money out of the transaction to buy an actual cupcake.

        Mmm. Cupcakes.

      • Łukasz Zając

        Gingerbread :/ Just three more months and Nexus 4, here I come! :)

        • Justin W

          Haha, good. Might want to wait and see what Moto has to offer before springing for the N4, though!

  • jonathan3579

    My phone updated automatically but I am getting errors all throughout the Play Store like crazy right now!

    • Justin Winker

      Try restarting, if that doesn't work, uninstall updates for the Play Store, then re-open it. It should update automatically (maybe not to 4.1.10, but up to 4.1.6, then 4.1.10 later this week/early next week).

      • jonathan3579

        Thanks. I've tried both but it seems to have worked itself out for the time being. I have no idea what caused it to keep throwing errors. Sigh. Oh well, as long as it doesn't start back up then I'll be happy!

  • Mike Hawthorne

    Fixes location issue on my HTC One

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

      I thought the location issue was due to the Play Store Services, not the Play Store.

  • http://twitter.com/shoko_droid shoko

    how 4.1.1 is newer then a 4.1.6 :S

    • Erik Patrón Coral

      4.1.10 not 4.1.1

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

      It's not 4.1.1, it's 4.1.10.

    • QwietStorm

      A zero is very important when it comes to programming and coding language. Can't leave that out.

    • Scott


      • TornZero

        I have no excuse for upvoting this, but I'm doing it anyways.

        • Scott


  • Ivan Petkovic

    I noticed text on cards is not scrambled/overlapped with prices the way it used to be (Russian language version), now looks better.

  • http://www.bfolkers.com Brian Folkers

    So, If we dont use the links above, is there another way to download?

    • Justin Winker

      Wait until it automatically updates. You won't see a notification of it, though.

      • http://www.bfolkers.com Brian Folkers

        Thanks. New to the Android platform here.

        • Justin Winker

          Haha, no problem :)

        • Mike Harris

          Welcome to the family. We've been expecting you.

          • Justin W

            When I read this, it was in a deep, raspy voice. Horror-movie-ish voice.

  • Niels Delporte

    Google Play Services now acts as apk installer too?
    With apk verification...

    • Simon Belmont

      I've noticed that lately too. I wonder if they've brought the APK scanning over to devices running versions prior to Android 4.2.

      That's pretty cool if they have. Good catch.

      • ppero196

        Yep they did. My phone runs 4.1 stock (s3 mini) and when i try to sideload an apk it tells me if i want to verify it. They added it like 1-2 months ago

        • Niels Delporte

          I'm still rocking Gingerbread (CM), but it's my first time seeing it when sideloading an apk. It's a good thing if you ask me; better security.

      • Niels Delporte

        As ppero196 replied, they have. I'm still on Gingerbread, so I guess they're rolling it out to pre-ICS devices now.

        • Simon Belmont

          This is really cool then. It underscores what they were trying to get across at Google I/O.

          They can make enhancements to existing versions of Android without a full on update. Good stuff.

          • Niels Delporte

            I agree. They have a good thing going.
            The only sad thing is that their current Calendar en Gmail apps do not support pre-ICS devices. I'm still stuck with the old version (and layout) even though I'm installing all the updates. I hope that, once they get backwards compatibility for actionbar (which they are working on now), they update those apps with support for Honeycomb and earlier.

  • Rob

    I wonder if this is why the battery on my GSM Galaxy Nexus drains so quickly compared to my old CDMA version. From what the phone tells me, Screen and Phone Idle are biggest users of battery on the GSM and Fused Location and Screen were the biggest on the CDMA. I guess I'll give the update a try.

  • Rob

    [UPDATE] I just looked at the two phones again. Screen still dominates the battery drain. "Google Services" on CDMA is 12% while it's 3% on GSM. One important point is CDMA is aided by a Sprint AIRAVE device, while the GSM is not aided at all at the moment.

  • Baspower

    I still have that location issue in Google Now on my HTC One X.

    • akpe

      Same on my HTC One X+, worked at first after a reboot, a couple of hours later location was stuck. Reverted back to 4.1.6. and waiting

  • http://twitter.com/jackfifield Jack Fifield

    If I install this version of the play store manually, will it still auto update in the future? Or would I have to do it manually from then on?

    • zachjen

      it will still auto update

  • joser116

    Here I was, hoping it brought a dedicated page for my Paid Apps.

  • jonathan3579

    Errors! Errors everywhere! I don't know whether to uninstall the update and then try it manually or just wait to see if there's another update that fixes the errors.

  • http://prima-astiadi.blogspot.com/ Prima Astiadi

    Downloaded the first mirror, but my phone said that I must enable "unknown sources" to install the apk file. So the apk isn't signed by Google? Rejected.

    • Dave

      Doesn't matter who it's signed by, any time you try to install an APK directly and not from the "Install" button in the Play Store it's an "unknown source"

      • http://prima-astiadi.blogspot.com/ Prima Astiadi

        okay. thanks for your explanation.

      • krisna

        how can i see the install button? i dont get it. can you explain it to me?

    • http://twitter.com/jusuchin85 Justin Alex

      You, my friend, should read more about "Unknown Sources" > http://www.androidcentral.com/allow-app-installs-unknown-sources

      "Who are these "Unknown sources," and what do they want? Simply put, it's anything other than the Android Market. Could be an app sent by e-mail. Or downloaded from a website." - quoted from Android Central

      As long as it is an APK, then "Unknown Sources" option should be checked to ensure that the APK installs.

      Downvoted for jumping the gun without research.

      • http://prima-astiadi.blogspot.com/ Prima Astiadi

        Okay. thanks, since I'm new here, sorry for my mistake. I appreciate your help :)

    • Simon Belmont

      Uh. If it wasn't signed with the proper developer keys, then it would warn you about that, but since it is, it won't warn you.

      You need to have "unknown sources" checked in any case of sideloading an app. It's the way it's always worked in Android.

      • http://prima-astiadi.blogspot.com/ Prima Astiadi

        okay, checked it and it works. :) thanks

    • Scott

      How can you read android police and not know what to do in this situation?

      • http://prima-astiadi.blogspot.com/ Prima Astiadi

        sorry, I missunderstood about the signed apk. I think if Google signed the apk, then there will be no warning.. but thanks to you guys, now I understand and learned from my mistake.

  • valapsp

    package file is invalid not fixed yet.

  • Richard

    I had v4.1.6 on on HTC One X and it was fine, after updating to 4.1.10 the battery went down - even while chargin from laptop!! I did not do a restart though... I have now uninstalled it and gone back to 4.1.6 & rebooted again and it is now all ok - charging up now! It seems that 4.1.10 is not for everyone after all maybe??

    • Daniel Harris

      Yeah, the same situation with my Droid 4. It now seems like it's using more battery power faster with version 4.1.10.

  • jasmine

    like lagit i really need help reinstalling the google play store cuz i accidently reset my phone and im so confused on how to get it back. some please walk me through the steps im begging you plllleeasseee i really need it. :........(

  • Borj Bibaw

    i just don't understand, why i cant download some of those applications.the system is keep on telling that sort of google play store app the white bag icon etc. before i can proceed to downloading is anyone could help me please. i'm currently using my dell notebook only for downloading apps for my samsung galaxy s3.

  • Borj Bibaw

    jeje sorry for that newbie here

  • Borj Bibaw

    what does "you havent accesed the google play app store(the white shopping bag icon) on your device whit thid emsil? means. anyone there???

  • Borj Bibaw

    whit this email

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  • westly

    How do you download the google play store to a tablet that does not have it?

  • Mark

    I need help. I have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 1 10.1 (GT-7510). When I use the playstore I am getting many Device Not Compatible messages. I have the latest version of Playstore. I already uninstalled and reinstalled Playstore but I still get the error. One app with the issue is CreditKarma mobile. Any help would be appreciated.


  • Sandra

    i've successfully downloaded this to my phone but it will not install - starts installing and then says appplication not installed - i've also lost google play services do i need this first? at the moment I can't download any apps as i have no google play store or google play services. please help?

  • leeewish

    I have downloaded google play and it keeps glitching out and not opening can any one tell me how to make it work

  • gowri

    When I open play store .it will shortly diappear .? Why it is?

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    How to get google play to work on China phones?

  • Moeketsi

    My play store aint working anymore.....it always says the process com . Google. Gapps has stopped working wats the problem

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  • Aaron Guzman

    Is this release only for certain devices? I just noticed that my Nexus 4 and 7 are both still on 4.1.6. Neither of them have automatically updated to 4.1.10

  • fba

    How to download Google play on Coby kyros mid7038?? Help me !!

  • Angel

    It's simply wonderful

  • stuert

    Its very simple to use...

  • kundan

    My play store stop working. Whenever I am trying to open its opening for a few seconds only after its suddenly closing itself. How to fix it kindly suggest

  • naylinn

    I amm like this ap?

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  • channila

    I have download it n install but still doent open...!

  • channila

    I have download google play on ma phone bt stll not workin! Help plz

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  • Austin

    why does my lg 4g motion only have one app to download and every time i try to go to another page in the play store it shuts down

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  • zarina

    How can i update my play store? :( please help me.

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    I want to go premium but it told me I have to update my google play store version.pleas help

    • Aubrey louise

      I want to go premium but it told me I have to update my google play store version.plz help

  • Ravi

    How do u download google play store if i have google play? I cant even figure out how to access google play..please answer asap

  • fayez

    why cann't install androied aps on my pc