Following yesterday's unveiling of Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5, we've been enjoying a nonstop barrage of APKs which got here before any of us even got a chance to receive our own Nexus 5s in the mail thanks to the Nexus 5 factory image.

One of the updated APKs inside the image, as it turns out, is a slightly updated Play Store with version 4.4.22. The latest Play Store before that - the one that brought us the slide-out navigation panel - was 4.4.21. This one must be at least one better, right?

What's New?

As you can imagine, a 0.0.1 bump indicates that not much at all has changed. There are definitely updated translations inside. I've also found some code changes related to deferring auto-updating of apps, which I think may be used to make auto-updating less taxing on a device that could be already doing a bunch of things. The delay seems to be set at 300,000 milliseconds, which equals 5 minutes. That's about it - everything else looks minor.

Here's some relevant code for those interested:

FinskyLog.d("Auto-update of %d packages will defer for %d ms", new Object[]{Integer.valueOf(v1.size()),



G.autoUpdateDeliveryHoldoffMs = GservicesValue.value("finsky.auto_update_delivery_holdoff_ms", Long.valueOf(300000));

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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)
  • com.android.vending-4.4.21.apk 5.84 MB (6,126,172 bytes)
  • com.android.vending-4.4.22.apk 5.84 MB (6,126,834 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.

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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  • Fitzelgard Allan Gerard

    This slow tease of android pron is really grinding my gears. Google, just release the damned factory images already!

    • CoreRooted

      They did yesterday.

      • Fitzelgard Allan Gerard

        I meant for everything else except Nexus 5.

        • Crispin Swickard

          Maybe they are going to put them up around the time the N5s start being delivered to have it out to everyone around the same time.

    • Josh C

      You can get the new launcher on the nexus 4 and other devices, theres a method and apk's on another site, i hate to mention the site though was hoping ap would put something up about it.

      • Larizard

        Droid Life?

        • MasterMuffin

          all big Android sites and XDA

  • esaide

    I am still wondering if android 4.4 on the nexus 5 is based on linux kernel 3.4 or 3.10 ?

    sorry for the unrelated question.

    • Peter


    • Mike S.

      It's showing as 3.4

  • droid4lif3

    Cool thanks.

  • AgustinRodriguez

    |I've also found some code changes related to deferring auto-updating of apps,
    |which I think may be used to make auto-updating less taxing on a device that
    |could be already doing a bunch of things

    YES YES YES. Everytime app updates start happening, my Bionic slows down to a crawl. Stuff that takes 3 takes 15 to process.

    • Jake

      I don't think it's as dramatic as you think. It looks like it only happens on first login or something.

  • eric_s

    My Nexus 4 got this today...

    • Walter Gentz

      Yeah, my Nexus 4 got it at least a week ago. I though that everyone got it, but obviously not.

  • ih8legal

    Does anyone else have the problem of the successfully updated notification disappearing automatically?

  • Victor

    Thank you for the apk :) Your site is awesome :)

  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

    "I've also found some code changes related to deferring auto-updating of apps, which I think may be used to make auto-updating less taxing on a device that could be already doing a bunch of things. The delay seems to be set at 300,000 milliseconds, which equals 5 minutes."


  • Gbemmyro

    How can i make my google play store to work again on my device because he has stooped.

    • Hector Diaz

      Uninstall the update

      • Nochelle Marie

        Uninstalled the updates but now it says u fortunately google play store has stopped working..dang! Csnt open it anymore!

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

          Clear data for the Play Store.

          • Nochelle Marie

            Im so dumb at this!! Now it says.. cant sign in.. cant establish a reliable connection to the server!

          • Dominique Bee

            How do we do to download it pls...?

  • Manohar Viswanatha

    Waiting for the Google experience launcher apk.

    • Dennis Ulijn

      it's already out. Search for a GoogleHome, Svelte and new Google Play Services update.

      • Colman


  • L-ViZ

    still no "paid apps" shame on u google


    shame on u! disappointed gnex user.

    • z0phi3l

      Look another idiot, blame your Country, not Google, they are the ones stopping paid apps

      • MikeJwF

        Think they might be talking about a "paid apps" tab? I wouldn't mind having that.

  • scouser73

    Thanks, installed it.

  • christiesims

    I've read a few comments, and I wonder what all the fuss is about. I can't stand the Google Play store because my cheapie phone won't hold most of the apps anyway! Now there's another update that will probably force its way onto my device and then cause it to start misbehaving.... Why? because so many users out there have too much time on their hands and finger their phones way too much.... I just don't have the time to spend on this stuff, and it's supposed to be making my life quicker and easier and more productive??

    • z0phi3l

      Time to get a good phone, your "problems" are all self made, not Google's fault

    • Raghuvarya

      Hey I dont want to pst too many link here...but I suggest you to visit Tinglebytes.com and you will find many versions of Playsrore. Download the version compatible to you device. It may well serve you.

  • Wayne Tempel

    Check this out and break off some pieces of the Kit Kat goodness- http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506344

  • raed

    I cant download play services and other apps from this play store
    Error 920

    • nevernsayno

      Mine too!!!!Bs nothing should be thisnhard,What type laptop donu have?Idk my little girl has a note book chrome'i have a compaq but im trying to dwn load it on my tablet'its a nook'Can it even be done????Crazy even settingbher laptop up was a mess

    • Rohidas


  • Amir

    My playstore slow :(
    Idk why.. anyone know how to fix it ?

  • Keagan van den Heuvel

    In Play Store 4.4.22 I noticed that I can update apps that usually said error before.

  • kumaresan

    Very useful apps

  • gamal


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  • bengas

    Kindly help me the google play store 4.4.22 because most of the apps require that I install it before running them. gaisieb@gmail.com. Hoping to hear from you.

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    How can I download google play store

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  • mano


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    Hi... my google play stopped to work... it says unknown code 919, 921 or 489... when I want to dowload an app.. can somebody help me....

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    My google play store app doesnt work T_T how am i gonna fix it?

  • ayham


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  • Autumn

    My play store stopped working when my phone updated. I try to update something, and it just stops. No error code or anything. Help?

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  • Mohammed Khalil

    I have installed the new version and since this my mobile note3 gives me a message that google play stop working and it does not disappear at all,

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  • vijay

    Hai it's apps very must good so dounloding it an enjoying ur mobile

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  • dara

    how can i download google playstore in bluestack?

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    How to install back the play store ?

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    How can I load Google play store app on a blackberry z10

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  • Kathy

    Does anyone know which Super-HD Player I need to download in order to use my camera on an Android 4.1 Tablet? My camera will not work on the tablet because it says the Super-HD Player stopped working. Can anyone help me?

    • roxyB

      When it attempts to play a video, there should be an HD or HQ on the top right corner. Tap it,then tap play button. Should wrk for u.

  • Hiwot Kinfe

    I need to be play store download please if you can make it for me thank you

  • Faiz Authar

    thanks men
    my google play store is hang ,he don't update automaticly (default rom)

  • William

    Yeah! It won't let me download it! It gives me this BS message about the webpage with the download being disabled or some **** whenever I click the giant Get The App button! Fix it now!

  • shad

    My Googleplay store ain't working for months now and I Don,t know what to do

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    Is it possible that I can download google play in y iPad 2??

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    When I try to download an app, it goes into another phone.

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    I can not download google playa store.

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    My name is faisal I read in class8

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    I can't seem to do it


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    How can i fix my redeem code in my play store

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