Google keeps rolling out updates to Google Play Store, basically on a weekly basis now, and each time a new Play Store update comes out we feel like kids on Christmas morning because this just might be the update where we finally have access to the exciting new features that everyone has been talking about for months. Besides, it’s always a good idea to keep Google Play Store and other system apps fully updated so that you have the best user experience possible. Even the most minimal of Play Store updates comes with bug fixes, security updates and performance improvements. And if you were paying close attention to the last update, Play Store 6.0.0, sometimes you even get a user interface makeover!
Changes to Google Play Store v6.0.5
The Play Store 6.0.5 update is one of those minimal updates, but as we mentioned above, it’s still important to download these updates because of the bug fixes, patches for security problems, etc. There is no official change log for this latest Play Store update, but sources report improvements to the Play Store application’s speed and reliability, among other performance improvements. In particular, there were some problems with Play Store 6.0.0 where users were experiencing app crashes and forced closing, and the 6.0.5 updated APK file has fixes for those problems.
In future Play Store updates
Regarding those exciting new features that we were talking about earlier, rumors have essentially been confirmed that very soon the Play Store will be adding some cool new options. The most talked about is the shared Family Library, where your paid Play Store content can be shared with other users in your “family”. We’re also looking forward to the Gift feature, which is exactly what it sounds like: you can send something from the Play Store to a friend as a gift. There will also be a new, easier process to add payment methods for the Play Store using NFC-enabled credit cards.
Download Play Store 6.0.5 APK file
To download the updated Play Store 6.0.5 APK file, use the internet browser on your Android phone or tablet and click on the Play Store 6.0.5 APK download link below. If you haven’t already done so, while the APK file is downloading, go to your devices security settings and check the box next to “Unknown sources”. Once the download is complete, open the Play Store APK file and follow the on screen instructions to finish installing the update. The whole process shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.