[Updated] Play Store Receives Another Update with a Huge Jump in Build Number [APK v8.4.18]
[Update]: Teardown of latest Google Play Store version 8.4.18 reveals that the search giant may be getting its marketplace ready to start selling audiobooks and show notifications about your apps and games.
Google is finally bringing a big update to its Play Store. After sending version 8.3.75 last night, the search giant has released version 8.4.18, introducing a huge upgrade in the build number, likely indicating that something exciting is part of this update. You can now download Play Store version 8.4.18 that is bringing some changes to the user interface.
Google releases frequent updates to Play Store to not only test new changes to the user interface but also to fix security bugs. Can't wait for the latest update to roll out to your device and region? You don't have to! You can now download Play Store APK version 8.4.18 from the link shared at the end of this post and start looking around for new features and updates. Don't forget to share these excitements with us too!
Download Play Store version 8.4.18
With the last few builds delivered over the last 6 weeks, Google has released a number of new changes to the user interface. While some of them were liked by users, others like the nested tabs - not so much. We will be looking to see what's new in this latest version of Google Play Store. But, even if there are no visual changes, it is still recommended to keep your Play Store up to date to benefit from all the security and performance fixes and improvements.
Apart from a new card widget and small UI changes, Google is also focusing on the security of the apps it hosts on the official marketplace. The company introduced a new bug bounty program last month to make sure some of the most popular apps hosted on the platform remain secure.
You can download the Google Play Store APK like any other APK and continue to receive official updates from the company like you did before this installation. While it is recommended to wait for the official updates instead of installing APK files from the web, if you are comfortable with the process, here is the link to the latest version, weighing in at over 12.12 MB.
As mentioned earlier, it is highly recommended to keep your Play Store updated to the latest version to be sure that you are taking advantage of all the new changes, bug fixes, and framework improvements - not to forget fixes to the rampant security problems.