Google Play Store 5.5.9 Update Released
The Google Play Store has received a new update which brings it to version 5.5.9. It doesn’t seem to be packing anything major and looks to be just a small patch that includes fixes to bugs that came about with the release of version 5.5.8 just last week.
If you’re not interested in waiting for Google’s update to land on your phone, you can go ahead and update the Play Store manually by downloading from the APK here.
The file is less than 11 MB and can only be installed if your phone has the Unknown Sources option enabled. To do so, search for the option under your Security settings found under Applications. Enable it and then head to where you have saved the Google Play Store 5.5.9 APK file. Simply proceed to install it on your device.
Last week’s 5.5.8 update brought a few changes to the Google Play Store, including a more flatter look for its icons, menus and drawers, all of which received the Material Design look. Tweaks were also made for Widget suggestions, new circular animations were added, as well as popular opinions review blurbs.
The What’s New section is now at the top and it’s highlighted in green to be more visible when listing applications. Additionally, changes have been made to the notification icon for the status bar.