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Last Updated: October 12th, 2013

About a week ago, Google released a fairly major update to the Play Store with version 4.3.10. The update brought combined update notifications, the new Recently updated section of My apps, and a bunch of other tweaks. Today, a minor update with version 4.3.11 is rolling out. As always, you can download and install it manually using one of the links below.

What's New?

As I stated earlier, 4.3.11 is a minor update to 4.3.10. I don't believe it fixes the Package File Invalid error, but then again, I believe it's a server issue in the first place.

Update: Google resolved the Package File Invalid issue, so it's clear that it was indeed independent of the Play Store version.

Having torn down the APK, the changes are:

  • Updated plural translations for the following locales: bg, es-rUS, fr, id, in, ja, ko, ms, pt, pt-rPT, ro, ru, sk, sl, th, tl, tr, vi, zh-rCN
  • Minor changes to the SearchAdapter and PlayTabContainer. I can't tell what these changes are exactly, but they have something to do with item counts, query suggestions, and layout width. Probably bug fixes.

That is all, folks. Unfortunately, there's nothing else fun going on here.

Screenshot_2013-08-14-06-34-51 Screenshot_2013-08-14-06-34-40

File Size History

  • 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)
  • com.android.vending-4.2.3.apk 5.76 MB (6,046,580 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-4.2.9.apk 5.84 MB (6,129,144 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-4.3.10.apk 5.75 MB (6,036,657 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-4.3.11.apk 5.75 MB (6,038,575 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.

Thanks, Maciek!

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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  • Tomáš Petrík

    Well, that was fun...

    • Simon Belmont

      More like: "Boy, that DIDN'T escalate quickly."

      It really didn't. Haha.

    • anna123

      what is fun we can't get Google play

  • cabbiebot

    You guys ever thought about utilizing that AP subreddit? Who made that, anyway?

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

      Nope, and somebody random.

    • cy_n_ic

      Somebody missed last weeks "android police files."

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

        Well, the AndroidPolice user is different from the AndroidPolice subreddit.

  • Mahesh

    just curious, is Google going Apple way by keeping Android development in secret or Android development is very slow these days? (4.1 to 4.3 not much of change in phone? , Multi user is significant change in Tablets though)

    • cabbiebot

      Google has been systematically unhooking some parts of Android development from the core OS since Froyo, I believe, by starting to offer updates to the GAPPs through the (then) Android Market and then developing the Play Services functionality for the addition of new features without needing OS level updates, which are ramping down to be less seismic in their iteration for these point releases.

      • Mahesh

        Yes I can see Google segregating GAPPS development from Android , as you said the OS changes are less seismic though. The excitement we got of Google Now( again a GAPP) is missing in the conference that happened after , looking back it is more than a year now since either Google or Android had created any wow moment . Going by the reviews Google has a right streaming device in Chromecast, unfortunately I didn't had a chance to use it yet . Like other Android enthusiasts I'm keeping my fingers crossed for KLP.

        • Adrian Meredith

          I think you're confusing the difference between the android os and the google android platform. The OS side is now just for core improvements (i.e. the drastic improvements to performance, renderscript, opengl 3 etc). These have mostly been exciting to devs but the platform has seen Massive improvements in google now, google games, music, hangouts, keep etc. If this was ios then those would be considered part of an os update but now google rolls out updates all the time. Its not as exciting as one massive update a year but it does mean we see improvements sooner and across all devices.

        • Simon Belmont

          Android 4.3 wasn't meant to be a big change over Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 in the user-facing sense. The lion's share of the changes were under the hood (they're good changes, BTW).

          Larger UX (and under the hood) changes will likely occur in KLP. As cabbiebot stated above, Google keeps older versions of Android fresh (and more secure) via updates to Google Play Services. It's the decoupling of those apps and the APIs from the core OS that lets even ancient versions (Android 2.2, for example) to be able to use the newest feature (Android Device Manager, for example), while bypassing carriers and OEMs who don't feel like updating old hardware. I'd say it's a win-win.

    • Joseph Cascio

      Actually it's quite the opposite. Google is working on making things more open while developing android updates on the side. They have hinted about KLP several, SEVERAL times. Unlike Apple that keeps everything secret, or at least tries too.

      • Mahesh

        Yes I know Google has hinted about KLP in their recent IO session as well. I used Apple to compare the limited changes happening in the core OS, not GAPPS. May be I'm greedy :)

        • Joseph Cascio

          A little greedy, yes. But aren't we all? We all want the next big thing. But lets step back. Look at Eclair and compare it to Froyo. Huge difference. Now look at Froyo compared to Gingerbread even bigger change. Gingerbread to (skipping Honeycomb because it was tablet only) ICS, an unbelievable change. ICS to JB not a big GUI change but unbelievable features added. The last couple of updates have all been minor improvements to JB. If your asking for every minor update to be extraordinary you are asking too much. Then when KLP comes out you will be disappointed because all the good stuff came in a small patch update that most phones will never receive. That's just my take.

          • Mahesh

            I'm not pitching for major changes in every release. I can totally see how Android has changed a lot from the beginning. My expectation or greediness is simply to know whether Google is getting ready for anything big :) . As long there is something big that is going to happen in near future then I'm completely okay.

        • Perv Bear

          KLPvwill likely be a pretty large overhall so the fact they are still updating the old is fairly decent.

  • Cole

    From what I can tell, every app that was having the package invalid glitch is now updating perfectly. I believe that they fixed the bug!

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

      I believe this is circumstantial.

      • Perv Bear

        I had the issue on my new nexus 7. Works with this new play store. So as circumstantial as you may find it, fixed for at least 2 people.

        • mlj11

          Package invalid errors have occurred to me with every version of the Play Store that I've used... That these errors were widespread on 4.3.10 is not iron-clad proof that the .apk itself was responsible.

          Given that such errors have always existed, it's much more probable that the problem originates server-side on Google's end. Of course, Google may have just tightened something up there and the latest app might have been updated with under-the-hood changes tied to that, but it's highly unlikely the problem has been "fixed" simply by having the .apk updated.

          • DirkBelig

            I've had problems with all three Nexus 7s (1 old, 2 new) and my Nexus 4 variously with versions 4.2.3, 4.2.9, and 4.3.10. Like most, wifi seems to be the problem because switching to cell data works.

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

          As you can see, it was circumstantial after all.

          • Perv Bear

            That is crazy that it was resolved at about the same time I installed this then as I had the error not 30 minutes prior.

    • Tomáš Petrík

      I never experienced the issue, for example.

      • Simon Belmont

        Me neither. On every tablet and phone in our household, not one had the issue.

        Of course, that doesn't mean it wasn't a very real issue for others. I hope it's fixed.

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

      Google resolved the Package File Invalid issue, so it's clear that it was indeed independent of the Play Store version.

      https://support.google.com/googleplay/known-issues/1319135

  • Frederico Silva

    'pt, pt-rPT' *sigh*

    It should be 'pt, pt-rBR'. How come even Google doesn't know that? I mean, c'mon, portuguese is from Portugal, not Brazil x)

    Hugo Barra pulling some strings huh? *wink wink*

    • Leonardo Baez

      actually in informatic they are considered 2 different languages, since they have more differences than similarities. also there are more portuguese speakers with brazilian variation of the language than portuguese speakers of the pottugal variation

      • Frederico Silva

        That's what I said (about being different), but when looking at the changelog you see Google considered the Brazilian variation the 'original' Portuguese, when that's not the case, 194 million against 10 million or not.

  • TJ

    "Having torn down the APK,"

    How do u tear down an APK?

    • robogo

      Decompiling it, maybe?

  • http://blog.artesea.co.uk/ artesea

    Anyone know how long the Recently updated apps remain at the top for? I don't think a single one has sunk yet.

    • Mayoo

      I don't really know but if you are tired of seeing them, clear the play store cache and they will all go away until you update them again.

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

      I got a post coming up about this.

    • Miah

      erm...Until next updated?

    • Adam Truelove

      Yeah, they stay up there for a quite a while. A day, at the most, is good enough for me. And I wish they would just be put in their own tab.

      • infogulch

        Sort by: Recently Updated

  • Alexis Protolongo

    Maybe it's a stupid question but.. why my Google Play stay looking the same way like the previous version. Is it my region ?? I'm in Argentina, I mean I don't have that movies or books sections.

    • Leonardo Baez

      because they are not avaible in argentina.

      porque en argentina solo estan disponibles las app, no los libros ni las peliculas ni nada de lo otro

      • Alexis Protolongo

        thanks ! / gracias ! me parecia!

  • dEX2018

    I downloaded the APK, installed it, it worked. Then flashed CM 10.2 on my Nexus 4. Now Play Store always says 'no connection'. While everything else works: FB, Twitter, Chrome, ...

    • Lordops

      This might be a dumb question but, Did you flash the Gapps?

      • sbeeson

        Fixed the problem for me.

    • Twig

      I'm having the exact same problem

    • sbeeson

      Same.

    • moustache

      same here, any help would be appreciate

  • Simon Belmont

    My Galaxy Nexus is still on 4.2.3 that came with the Android 4.3 OTA. I wonder what actually triggers the update to be pushed?

    Ironically, my now deactivated EVO 3D (it's on ICS) got the update to 4.3.10 a few days ago. Weird, indeed.

  • firesoul453

    I don't think I ever got the Package File Invalid error

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

      It was resolved independently.

  • andyr354

    Ok, I am still on 4.2.9 How do I get it to update without manually downloading this apk?

  • Markoff

    it would be nice if you would be providing also links to Unrestricted version of the store APK

  • Rebekah Ratliff

    mine looks like it downgraded, its back to the original green it was when i first got my phone! its done this before but i cant find the article that showed how to fix it! please help!

    • disneygirl

      I have the same problem!!

  • nodq

    Since on Android 4.3/CM 10.2 and this play store version here i can not install apps through the play store website anymore. when i try it the app isn forwarded to my phone, just nothing happens. Does anyone know how to fix this? I tried deleting cache on my play store app etc. didnt help so far. Maybe a google problem?

    • lol

      dude you need to Market Feedback agent be installed for this

    • Rosie

      I'm having the same problems,due too the playstore app,so when I go online nothing downloads, think there is a bug on line also going threw our phones!!!:-(

  • http://www.paidfreedroid.blogspot.com/ Shubham Mishra

    Want Updated Version n more for android
    Search on Google : PaidFreeDroid

  • JuggaloNinja

    I see they didn't do anything about the recently updated section. I've got 18 apps just sitting there for days making clutter. There's no "sort by" option, there's no "clear recent updates" option, and there's no recent updates tab for separation. Thanks for a minor POS Google.

  • john smith

    Having problem with play services and play store constantly updating. Load up play store and it's the old one, so it updates. Use it a few days later, updates again.

    Is there a complete latest build of gapps, including play store, play services for RK3188 Sumvision Cyclone quad core (basically Pipo m9 clone) That way I can wipe all stock old gapps, install complete set of latest gapps and it should fix it.

  • TeacherMac

    Searching for a "Specific App" by "Name" within "Google Play" is totally worthless! Everything that contains any letter in your search appears not even sorted!

    Search for a "Specific App" by "Name" using Google on the internet immediate!

    Product reviews are also WORTHLESS! Seeing reviews for any product presented in nonsensical order, with reviews by month, day and year mixed like a garden salad and no way to see historical reviews or to sort by rating.

    Application Developers should feel like Google is insulting their product(s) by not promoting them as they should.

    I am posting this far and wide as I have spoken to Google over a year ago and these issues haven't been addressed!

    This is review 4 of 4 Posted 08/23/13

  • robot

    Plese recently update Android 4.3.11

  • fullysolution

    Go to hell where id download link

  • oscarmc

    klk

  • erik smit

    After moving Play Store to my SD card it has stopped working.
    I ended up deleting Play Store and reinstalling it through this APKfile.
    It still does not work.
    All I am getting is 'The application Google Play Store (process com.android.vending) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again'

    Anybody know what I can do, please?

  • Eduardo perez

    Good app.

  • Hosam

    Good

  • nada

    Perfect

  • Pete1028

    I've been trying for days, weeks, to turn off the app's automatic update without success. I've searched various sites like this one but the instructions do not work with my Motorola Razr. Even the screen pictures above do not match what I have on my phone. When I enter the play store I get a screen image very close to the one above except for the three little dots that I think allows me to enter the play store setup screen. I do not have those three little dots. I have "Google Play" and the magnifying glass but no dots. I should note that I am using the play store version 4.3.11 with Android version 4.1.2. Does anyone have any suggestions how I can turn off this VERY ANNOYING app auto update?

    • Good one

      use menu button on your moto razr, the one with three bars

  • steve thompson

    Well that was great! completely mucked up Play Store and removed 11 apps when I rebooted

  • genius

    Ok

  • Mickeykeepitreal Kelly

    Thanks you very....................................................................................................very..................................much

  • Denise Danielle

    How do i download this new playstore?
    I'm seeing download everywhere, which one exactly should i click?

  • wessamalaslmi

    Wessam alslmi.
    It's great

  • willey

    is there google play store for Q7 mobile phone mini 9300 , i have trouble locating it

  • Pagz

    Why does my playstore cant be open??
    I'm worried for it

  • Pagz

    Please help me!

  • Not working for s3...

  • victor cyril madukwe

    Please I need assistance. I can't access my google play store. I have tried making some settings yet it can't still open. Please friends any one who suggestion should help me it to ebukamadukwe@gmail.com

    • nemo

      I can't access my play store either, how do I fix it?

      • bill

        Me neither
        How do I fix it

    • leiyathem

      Leiyathem

    • Rosie

      Restart phone and get updates regularly..:-)

  • victor cyril madukwe

    Hi friends

  • victor cyril madukwe

    Nodq and other friends please help me I don't know what went wrong with my tab. I found out that for months now I can't open or access my google play store in my tab and the thing is realy giving me concern. Please do you have any suggestion for me?

  • ty

    how do i download it from this site what do i click on im on my phone

  • sahil s

    plzzzzz some one help me i can nat use google play store on my sony xperia u.pllllzzzz tell me how can i use i installed it but it does not opens on my mobile some one help

  • Theeraphon Anantaphoum

    Ok

  • Albert Rosario Alcantara

    Well fine fine best apliccacion

  • disqus_nJ2rcri1d5

    I have reinstalled play store service, reinstalled play store, cleared cache, cleared data, removed updates and play store still crashes on opening. Not happy.

  • disneygirl

    I have a Galaxy Note 8.0 and my Play Store says it's updated to 4.3.11 but it does not look like this.... it only has apps, no books nor music nor movies. I gave it a factory reset but it didn't do anything -.- anyone else has this problem? They fixed it for me at Best Buy but when I got home it went back to the same :/

  • apu

    Apu

  • Rukia

    i just bought samsung galaxy note 3, my problem is why my playstore cannot automatic update the application when my device still stand by.. i really need to restarting my device for get the update.. is someone can help me with my problem..? thank you..

  • eyka

    Why my playstore cant download anything ?when download its said null error .. why ?

  • Mrs. Is

    Help I did a factory reset on my touch 4g tmobile and I signed back in with my google account and now I have android market and no google play store and I can't figure out how to reinstall I tried through this sure no success nothing in android market no option to updates HELP

  • Rashed Moslem

    my note 2 do not have google play store in it. i did root it but still nothing is solved. can u please say what to do

  • tiffany

    How do I download the play store to my tablet

  • duckycam283

    I can't access the google play icon on mt tablet. It opens for 1 second and it disappears.

  • zayan

    When I open play store it automatically closes why does it happen please help me frnds my mobile is (samsung 19082)

  • Soruk

    This version removes the "My Apps", "My Wishlist" and "Redeem" menu options, leaving only "Settings" and "Help". Huawei Ascend G300, firmware B952 (official ICS release). The only way to access the "My Apps" screen was to uninstall updates to the Google Play Store app - and despite keeping Auto Update disabled, this app still tries to re-update itself.

  • bagam sahithi

    My google play store is not working .....and my phone even stopped functioning , it gets stuck always.... can any one please suggest me what to do......

  • Fofo

    Hello

  • Wij1997

    My play store just keeps saying connection everytime i click it ive tried changing settings but it makes no diffrence

  • indika wijaya

    N Ice

  • prince

    bible

  • Monir Md
  • nabilalsiagy

    ليش بقل ليس هناك اتصل

  • nihrylle

    how do I download

  • Penut

    Google is loosing the market

  • anna123

    I can't download Google play store and I am mad

  • Mireille Motyng’s

    My mom deleted Google play on her phone by accident how can you get it back or redownload it

  • Rosie

    google play services always updating on there own and I do say not too automat ly download and they don't listen takes up too much :O space!!!!!!