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How to download and install Android apps from Google Play Store

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Google Play Store offers a variety of content for Android devices and today we’ll going to show you how to download and install Android apps from it. Yes! The procedure is quite simple and we’ll not make it complicated by any means possible.

To be mentioned we’re not covering Google Play Instant apps under this scenario, so we’ll get you only the traditional way of getting desired apps from the Google Play Store.

Also, you can access Google Play Store to check apps on the web version but you will be required to own an Android device to download and install the apps on your smartphone or any other platform. Furthermore, windows and mac users won’t be able to use Android apps on their devices (except Windows 11).

Let’s dive into the instructions.

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First, you need to find the Play Store app and tap the icon to launch it. Or open the Google Play store (weblink).

Now go to the top search bar and enter the name of the app or game or the content you want to search on the Play Store.

While you type the name of the app, you will be prompted with suggested apps related to your keywords along with auto-completing, you can tap on the autocomplete text to jump on the app directly.

If you don’t find your app’s name in the autocomplete, type the name completely and hit the search button.

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Details Page:

Select your app and it’ll lead to a details page, where you’ll have to tap on the large “Install” button to begin the download process.

Note: After pressing the download key, you’ll have to wait according to the size of the Android app/game and your internet connection speed.

Once downloaded, you will see two buttons – Uninstall or Open. You can tap Open to launch the app on the spot.

Or, you can find it in the app drawer section to launch it anytime, because it is now installed on your Android device.

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Tip:

You can check the app’s Google Play Store Data Safety section by scrolling down below to check, which data the app or game will collect from your device, post installation.

Paid apps:

Google Play Store has the biggest app library in any mobile app ecosystem. However, not all of the content is free on the platform. Hence, you will also find apps with price tags, which means they are paid apps and you’ll have to pay the labeled price to get them on your Android device.

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If you proceed to download a paid app, you should know two things.

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First, you’ll have to register payment option/credentials to your Gmail account, before moving to the selected app. If you’ve already set up your payment option, then you will be directly prompted with the payment procedure, which only takes two steps.

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December 2022 Google Play System update brings new changes to digital driver’s license

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December 2022 Google Play System update

It’s December 2022, and Google is rolling out a new Play System update with a huge changelog and interesting features. Besides, the company has also added some reflective optimizations to improve the overall user experience.

In addition, the December 2022 Google Play System update brings a new beta feature for the Google Wallet. Eventually, this change is something that will enrich smart car-related operations for consumers.

As per the latest info, the latest Google Wallet beta feature will allow users to access digital driver’s licenses. In other words, you can keep your ID or license card safely on your Android devices under the Wallet application.

The purpose of this feature is to offer a digital and more secure experience to users with their ID and other informative cards. As of now, the feature is only rolling to some selected states in the US. But we could find more regions attaining this feature in the time ahead.

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Although the changelog doesn’t read much information on this subject for the moment. Yet, we will inform you of the latest reports as soon as Google will hint at something on this matter.

Aside from the unique element, Google has optimized the device connectivity scenario, added new features to the Play Store, and made the system management more convenient to operate. You can have a detailed look at these features, below.

December 2022 Google Play System update – Changelog

Critical Fixes

  • [Auto, Phone, TV] Bug fixes for Account Management, Security, and Updatability-related services.

Device Connectivity: Phone

  • Update Case-related settings
  • Reduce delays in discovering contacts via Nearby Share
  • Inform the user when casting to a Tablet device needing user interaction

Google Play Store

  • New features to help you discover the Apps and Games you love
  • Optimizations allow faster and more reliable download and installation
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes, and improvements to security, stability, and accessibility

Wallet

  • Beta feature to allow users from selected US states to digitize their state ID/driver’s license into the Google Wallet for convenient, private, and secure presentation

Developer Services

  • New developer features for Google and third-party app developers to support Location & Context related developer services in their apps

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device performance and stability.

To enjoy these new pinches on your Android phone, you must have the latest version of the Google Play services (v48.22) and Google Play Store (v33.2) on your device.

December 2022 Google Play System update

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Google Play Store rules troubling Android users in US

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Google Play Store has been causing some unlawful trouble for Android users in the US. As per the input revealings, the company is alleged by the California lawsuits of preserving forbidden Play Store rules and disobeying US anti-competition laws.

The story begins in July this year. The major authorities of 36 states sued the US tech maker. Accordingly, the authorities claimed that Google puts pressure on the developers for opting the Play Store practices irrespective of their convenience.

In addition, many app developers reported that Google forces them to use the Play Store in-app purchase system which cost 30% commission. Consequently, these steps keep Google far away from the market competition.

Thus, Google alleged for following illegal marketing concepts and creating trouble for Android users with Play Store rules. In the latest edition, the California lawsuits have proceeded with this matter as a consumer class action of 21 million individuals.

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For your information, a class action is a type of regulation where a large number of people takes legal action against the same problem. Here, the class action consists of Android users of 12 US states including Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Eventually, this class action sought out damage of 4.7 billion USD. Meanwhile, California judge James Donato said in an order [PDF] that the company has halted the legal common practices for the tech makers in the market which leads to anti-competitive business.

Google denies the allegations

Significantly, Google kept its points in front of the lawmen and denied the allegations. The company said that they are working under legal rules and regulations without harming users’ concerns.

“We’re evaluating the ruling and after that, we’ll assess our options.”

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It’s worth mentioning that Google has rolled out the user billing system to comfort developers worldwide. With this feature, developers can utilize their own in-app purchase system without making a share in the Play Store. However, the respective feature has still some time to come into effective usage.

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Google Play Store 33.2.12 rolling with app crash prompt feature

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Google is rolling out a new Play Store version 33.2.12 for Android devices and it comes with a brand new app crash fix prompt feature.

Google Play Store 33.2.12 will greatly expand to smartphones, tablets, and other devices but you can download it right away from the link given below. However, people who want to wait will get it installed silently in the background.

This Play Store version also improves the overall performance of the system and provides a better user experience.

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This week, Android has made a significant change in the Play Store and app ecosystem for smartphones and other platforms. For instance, if an app crashes, Play Store will prompt users to get the latest update for the app from Play Store. That’s a good improvement for Android phone owners and it’s rolling out with Play Store version 33.2. as mentioned above.

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Android enthusiast, Mishal Rahman found relevant details in the Play Store Android code, including updating the app to fix crashes.

Such a message on app crash includes: “The app stopped working, but the latest update for the app may fix the issue. Install the update and then open the app again. If you want to update later, go to %1$s in Google Play.”

To be mentioned the latest changes in Play Store are released with the latest November 2022 Google Play System Update. There are other important optimizations and new features added to the app distribution platform.

These include better download and installation speed, optimizations for performance, bug fixes, and improvements to security, stability, and accessibility.

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New formats for search results, update for game clusters views for Chromebooks, new kids menu on large screen Android devices, automatic updates over limited mobile data for Google Play apps for users who do not have regular WiFi access.

We suggest you look for the latest Play Store app software to get the new optimizations and app crash fix prompt feature.

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