Last week, we saw the Google Play Store version 4.4 leaking out with a new UI and some other changes. It was then reported that this update would be available in time for the Android 4.4 launch. But Google has already started the rollout of this update in some locations and the APK file is available to sideload for all users.
This new Play Store is compatible with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and higher, so a majority of Android devices are covered. The OTA is being rolled out in batches, so it’s obvious that it won’t hit every Android device simultaneously. So flashing the apk file is the only workaround, and since it’s the official Google app, there shouldn’t be a lot of problems. This update comes with a version number of 4.4.21 introducing a cards like UI which we have seen on other Google apps as well. This new Play Store also introduces a hamburger style navigation drawer which we have heard a lot about.
If you’re the impatient type like the most of us, head over to the link below to manually download the .apk file and sideload it to your smartphone/tablet.
Source: Android Police
Via: Talk Android