Not even one week after rolling out the Play Store 5.12.9 update for Android, Google has just released the latest version of Play Store, v. 5.12.10. This most recent update did not come with a published log of changes made in the new version, but we can assume they mainly involve patches to fix some bugs and improve app performance. Like the previous 5.12.9 update, Google Play Store 5.12.10 is laying the foundations for updates to Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow. The update will occur automatically on your Android device in the next few days, but if you want to be one of the first to have the Play Store 5.12.10 update, you can download the APK file for the latest version for free right now.
Download Play Store 5.12.10 APK
To download the APK file for the Google Play 5.12.10 update, the easiest thing to do is use the Android device you want to update to find the APK file and download it directly to the device. If you’re reading on your Android smartphone or tablet right now, you can tap on the download link below to download the Play Store 5.12.10 APK file. Depending on your internet connection, the download should only take a few seconds to a minute or two. While it’s downloading, go to your device’s settings and make sure it’s set to allow installation of apps from sources other than the Play Store: “Settings” > “General” > “Security” > “Unknown sources”.
When the download is finished, open the file to finish installing the update. You’ll have to follow a few steps that will appear on your screen, and in no time you’ll be fully up to date with Google Play Store 5.12.10!
New features in upcoming Play Store updates
We don’t know in which update it will happen yet, but we are now fairly certain that a Google Play update in the very near future, after the Android OS update to 6.0 Marshmallow, is going to include some exciting and highly anticipated new features. The most interesting of these are a “Gifting” option in the Play Store, where you can buy apps or other content in the Play Store and send it to a friend as a gift; a “Family Library”, which is a library of purchased content that can be accessed by an as of yet unknown number of family members; and the ability to easily add NFC-enabled credit cards.