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Download: New Google Play Store Version 3.4.6

In case it hasn’t appeared yet on your device, here you go… 

Download:  com.android.vending-2.apk

Download and install right over top of your current market.

  • Cruzincrystal

    Ok, I am not seeing “Google Play” nor “Play Store”.  I have “Play Music” and “Play Movies” but no Market.  Where do I get apps from?  Am I missing something?

  • MisterM.

    Rooted Galaxy Note, and I used Titanium backup to integrate the Play Store to the system rom and as some weird quirk, the icon changed back to the old market one, and the name also reverted to Market :D

  • yarrellray

    I feel this is great for google unification is so important. Great move google i love this on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus

  • Brien Gerber

    Mine still has not auto updated and the link on this page to download it doesn’t work on my Verizon Nexus. 

    • Qbrisco

      Doesn’t Work on mine either Rooted stock 4.0.4

  • Smarteralec

    This is a very bad, poorly thought-out idea. People actually do use their pocket computers (often with phones chips inside…) for more than just playing games or listening to music. Plus, Google did this with no advance notice to their users. I just went to find a particular app and was immediately confronted with the notice, “By accepting Google Play you agree to these new terms of service, including the YouTube Rental Agreement”. Huh???

    I don’t want to ”play ” anything , I don’t have any free time to spend on video games, and I certainly don’t want to rent anything from YouTube!

    What happened to the Market?? Who is the seriously incompetent fool at Google that approved this change? And then thought it was even better to spring this idiocy on us with no notice or consultation or provision to opt out?

    Google is becoming the new computing Evil Empire. Too much success and perceived power and you totally lose touch with your users. Forcing people to accept what they don’t want and don’t need is the sign of a dictator! Whatever happened to the motto “Do no evil”??

    I understand the open-source Linux for the ARM processors is about ready. Not a bloody minute too soon!

    • evcon

      It’s about a unification of their storefronts, which is actually pretty smart. Who are you to say that all of the users don’t want this? If you don’t like it, don’t accept.

      And you could have totally played a round or two of Draw Something while you wrote this long-winded comment. 

      • Catillyza

         Who am I to want to keep Market and not be forced into accepting Google Play?  Well, just some guy that went to Android rather than to Apple because of their contemptible walled-garden “we own the software on your computer – you don’t” Terms of Service.

        However, sadly, the the good vs evil landscape is being being redrawn by Google itself. Google has now withdrawn Market, forced Play onto Android users, Play having almost identical Terms of Service to the Apple evil empire license where, to use it, you must agree (no choice) to allow Google the right to revoke/delete any of your (sorry, their) apps on your  Android whenever they care to do so. You must accept these new Terms of Service or from this moment on, you lose the right to update any apps you might currently own and, of course, to download new apps from Market (sorry, now from Play).

        Evcon, Android users have the right to decline Google Play’s Terms of Service.  Yes, but the result means no more apps and no more updates to currently owned apps.  That, frankly, is an awfully evil deal.  For myself and doubtlessly millions of others around the world, it amounts to no “choice” at all. 

        I agree, Smarteralec is sadly 100% right.  Despite it’s “Don’t be evil” double-speak, in a sad race to the bottom, Google is proving itself yet another disgustingly evil company.  I wish they would reverse this decision and return to the trustworthy moral ground.  For the moment, however, they have in one fell swoop, destroyed the trust I had until now awarded them.

        • evcon

          I have a problem with people immediately calling this an “evil” move when Google hasn’t done anything actually “evil” yet. This is fanatic alarmism at its worst. Though this policy change may be unfortunate, that’s why the rooting community exists and will continue to thrive.

          tl;dr – Build a bridge and get over it.

  • Fg2srt4

    I updated my books and movies and music app. Went into Play Movies, clicked on a movie under rentals. It brought me to android market where it said updating to Google Play and then there it was

  • r0lct

    Perception, especially in media:
    Google = easy services and products that anyone can use
    Android = For tech people and power users, not easy

    Make phone Google Phones powered by Android (with Android in small letters) and now you clean that up a bit for the sake of marketing and such.  You also seperate the Google market/experince devices from the others.  People will know if they see Google buy it and remove some confusion around which Android device supports what.

  • Dcliffo89

    Anyone else having the issue with the built in Market icon in the top left corner of the apps screen no longer working? On Moto Bionic.

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      yes, reboot

  • http://twitter.com/thetrystero Alex Tah

    Why would you put it on mediafire ??

  • Ath

    will be there a tablet version?

    • http://www.facebook.com/2cheezy4u Eric Chee

      ran it on my HP Touchpad CM9. It’s basically the same tablet interface from the original market. So to answer your question: it’s already there.

  • http://twitter.com/JohnnyACE562 GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    Podcasts? {{-_-}}

  • Edwinmdermott18651

    i aidently deleted the app store on y android how do i reoer it

    • Smart@$$

      I think you removed your C key also…might wanna look into that

  • https://plus.google.com/104242241965716988815 boo Jay

    Boy, this Google Play app looks a lot like the Android Market

  • Christopher Riner

    I’m not getting an apk.  I’m getting a zip that has the android system files in it (meta/res and whatever the other one is)

    • Champlification

      Change the .zip to an .apk in a file manager like Astro or Root Explorer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/motorolazine Motorola Zine

    I try on Motorola Droid Razr, Motorola Razr (UK Edition), Motorola Razr (Singapore / Asia Edition) and Samsung Galaxy Note without download com.android.vending-2.apk. Just open Android Market and then if available will otomaticly update Android Market to be Google Play or Android Market will ask you to update.

  • Skyskioc

    running gummynex 0.8.1 and installed this just fine. Not too thirlled about the name but whatever.

  • tutaina

    Keeps FC everytime i open it on my xoom running stock ics

  • JayQ330

    I received the update update today & it haas this explanation about what the new features are for, it’s basically just an “easier more user friendly” way of sharing your music through google plus & sharing your apps through ask your devices you own, something we always could do author this update but it’s just easier now, how & in what way I haven’t really checked yet but what I think it’s a responder to applets I’cloud since google never really arrested the fact that they can share apps between there devices they’re making sure people know about it & use this sync feature, since apple makes everyone think they came up with the ideas android has had for a year they need to let it be known they’ve had this long before.the new icon looks alright to me the name is stupid because play explains nothing of what it’s new feature does maybe “market sync”would of been better anyway it’s smoother & it’s a little blotchy since they’re updating servers for the new services I’m guessing.

  • Horace

    Got it on my Bionic like 5 hours ago, however it doesn’t seem to be integrating into the apps tray like it used to. Guess we gotta wait for an update to get that back, not a big deal though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fallen57chevy Justin Halcomb

    I like the new market name because Android Market is not popular like App Store and iTunes is among the casuals. You need something that catches someone something can be become popular over time like the Droid branding now everyone wants a ‘DROID’

  • http://twitter.com/tonytoneAA Tony Burr

    3.4.4 on my nexus, cant get 3.4.6, ive tried clear cache, data, force stopped, uninstalled updates. and when i try to install the apk, its saying “an existing package by the same name with conflicting signature is already installed”… running rooted aokp 25 on 4.0.3

  • Cphilano

    if you still have market on you phone, just click on your market icon, hit the settings button, and then hit my apps. it should have an update for other apps and it will update market to play store as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

    hmmm so what’s the difference between this and the normal market? i have all those on my market…and it’s still called market…so

  • Clancy3434

    I’m confused and/or stupid so somebody help me out… the file isn’t downloading as an apk. Its downloading as a zip. Do I have to rename the file and install or do I have to flash this?

  • LyzStarwalker

    Just stop crying, for god sake! Go to Google search, type in Droid-life.com and click on the link for the file. Download it to your phone, install and…. voila! new app store.

  • Looollool

    can we have one more post about this.  seriously, who cares

  • Dbarden31

    3.4.6 is in the title but mine updated to 3.4.4. *scratches head*

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1681114874 Jason Dauer

      Mine too…WTH

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

    Tried clearing data and cache for market, also tried going through GPM and GPV  (not relation to HPV) and getting no love on stock Gnex

    • GNEX(MOTOX)

      ehh ill just install this then.. nothing bad about it… but if u wait itl probably come tomorrow..

    • fvqu

      Theres a download link for a reason

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

        I did use the link (probably should have mentioned that) 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Flores/100000456291225 Carlos Flores

    apk worked on xoom , no go on nexus (gummy rom) 4.0.3  any suggestions 

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    My Droid X got the update just a few minutes ago (which brought me here cuz DroidLife always has the info). The screenshot for this topic post is a spot on match for what I see on my X. Other than that, nothing else seems to have changed. No new user options/settings or anything. Build version 3.4.6

  • http://profiles.google.com/shaun76 Shaun McLane

    The update also seems to work if you go into Play Books (is that right?) and click the market link in the app to search for books. It will give you a prompt to agree with terms. Then, just close out of the market, and when you revisit it, it should give you the update. Has worked on three phones so far.

  • http://twitter.com/JamesZ5 JamesZ

    Does anyone have the icon from the old app store? I miss it and wanna use it instead of the Play app.

  • possomcrast1

    Maybe they wanted all their apps by each other thats why they did “google ___”  they will all be by the G in the alphabetical app drawer.

    • Jason Naylor

      They’re in the P section on my Nexus under “play books” and “play store”

  • Hodgewdm

    I updated the Music app but no prompt to update the “Market” to Google Play….Bionic

  • Chris

    my Dinc2 got the store update about ten minutes ago.

  • James_Kernicky

    Has the marketplace always been able to recognize my apps from the amazon app store?  I may have never noticed this before but TuneIn Radio Pro and Soundhound both show they need updates in the marketplace aka play but I downloaded them from amazon…strange

    • Chris

      mine had done that since the amazon app store went live. Amazon app store will also reconize apps from google play as well saying they need an update

    • Joe12304

      Yes. the sad part is it will show that even from the web browser, and there is no option to rebuy an app from Google. Well no official way. The way to get around it is to download the market 2.XX apk. Without doing this trying to update or rebuy through Google will fail out.

  • dr154

    Got Google Play on my Razr like an hour ago.

  • http://photo.katzmatt.com Matt Katzenberger

    I got it on my ICSed Iconia a500 by reverting to an older market and letting it re-update. This seems easier.

  • http://FB.com/AndroidTaskForce Chris Gustafson

    I can’t believe I have an app called “Play Store” on my phone. -_-

    • Hubbabubba111

      much rather of preferred “Google Play”, “Google Store”, or just “store”.. not so much with “Play Store”

      • Josh Groff

         Reminds me of DR Tran’s Toy Cack episode.

    • feztheforeigner

      I much preferred “Market” or maybe even “Store”

    • http://boardsandbrews.wordpress.com Enzy

      Yeaaa I’ll hang on to Market for as long as I can. Play Store? Ugh.

      • Noyfb

        Just checked my phone, I didn’t have to download, it just updated itself to Goole Play , and then clicked accept license. I still say its like they are trying to market this to children. I guess they want to get away from the android branding for some reason, maybe they don’t want to pay for the licensing for the Droid/ android name?

        • Evan Knofsky

          The only licensing fees paid for the DROID name are from Verizon to Lucas Arts, Google doesn’t pay that

        • Klogue75

           Mine updated but didn’t make a shortcut….I definitely prefer the name android market….

          • Josh Groff

             You had to create your own shortcut. *shudder*

    • http://twitter.com/RGB_99 RGB_99

      At least I renamed my shortcut to the app back to Market (via GO Launcher EX)…

      • Klogue75

         How did you get the shortcut?

        • Tripod4

          • cizzlen

            I’m still lol’ing

    • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

      I can’t either Android just lost a whole lot of credibility in the business world.  The owner at my company has already been asking about it.  Took me over 8 months to get him to approve Android phones over BlackBerry and now they pull this crap.

      • Robert Beier

        Guess they didn’t buy any of the BB Playbooks either then? 

  • http://twitter.com/jordanlong20 Jordan Long

    version number? 

    • iNfAMOUS70702

      3.4.6

  • Jjooeey

    PEYTON MANNING IS A FREE AGENT

    • http://twitter.com/pcDroidski Pat Cedrowski

      Miami? New York? Arizona? The suspense is killing me.

      • Donnavon Hallgren

        Seattle haha

      • http://boardsandbrews.wordpress.com Enzy

        Cleveland since Holmgren doesn’t know how to use an RGIII

      • balthuszar

        hope to gosh not miami…

    • socalrailroader

      Who cares.

    • LiterofCola

      uber awesome duuuuuuude

  • randompsychology

    Google Play removed the “Market” shortcut from my homescreen and didn’t replace it. That wasn’t very nice…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Buck/100003482949493 Joe Buck

      mines gone too, just thought it was this stupid nexus 

      • Hubbabubba111

        all you have to do is find ‘Play store” it in your apps and place it back ;) id have to say, the app icon looks much better on my home screen.

      • Guest

        you thought after you replaced an application with newer version and with different name it was your phone that magically removed the shortcut?  No wonder you are constantly hating on the gnex  i would too if i was too stupid for it.  My 90 yr. old grandma cant open an email i send her.. piece of sh*t computer…

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Buck/100003482949493 Joe Buck

          easy to tell you are one these idiots who puts your little nexus on a pedestal and worships it everyday,thinking its just the best thing ever

          • Josh Groff

             Almost as bad as iFans. I’ll stick to Motorola/HTC, and just maybe, if Motorola gets a chance to make a Nexus, I’ll buy it.

          • iFonePhag4S

            Dude, sell your Gnex  on Craigslist and go buy an iPhone. You’ll be in heaven

    • Drakehill

      YYes did the same exact thing to me. i take it Google play is replacing the adriod market

    • Dmg

      they left my broken shortcut on my homescreen =(

  • Jjooeey

    WHEN IS XOOM AND Rezound going to get ICS? DATE?

    • http://twitter.com/jheyneman James Heyneman

      Verizon just announced today that ICS would be coming to the Rezound. Hold your horses.

  • Rick

    I found that Google Play Store was already downloaded and was in the apps All list.

    So I went to the new Google Play Music app, pressed on the market/store icon and was prompted to install the new store app.

  • http://twitter.com/NovembersDirge The Observer

    Got the update by clearing data on my Galaxy Nexus running AOKP, and my stock Thrive running Honeycomb.

  • Rick

    I also found if you already updated either one of the Google Play apps, then click on the market/store icon, I was prompt to use the Google Play Store.

    • EC8CH

      that did it for me.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Never. I’ll continue to keep on using the old Android Market even if it means never getting updates. This is how strongly I feel towards the new lam-o name and rebranding.

    Old Android Market FTW!

    • martyjones

      How noble of you!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001805990120 Mike Røuche

        i wonder when his knight-ing ceremony is…

        • EvanTheGamer

          The ceremony is this Friday…and everyone is invited…except for Google…the hounds will be waiting for ‘em if they show up…

      • EvanTheGamer

        That’s right…

    • Tiny weewee

      Dumb

  • ~dArK.AnGeL

    DONE!;…  
    ………………. RAZR

    • Justgregory08

      i havent got mine yet??? i have razr but nothing has been popped up or what should i do???

      • MrWolf

        The most important thing you can do is TOTALLY FREAK OUT AND ADD LOTS OF PUNCTUATION TO EVERYTHING YOU WRITE BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY *REALLY* IMPORTANT!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000339025397 Bryce Altair Warren

    Thanks!

  • Nexussssss

    Or just wipe your market data in settings and it should update

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      My Nexus running 4.0.4 refused to update heh. Every other device would but this one. We know some with ROMs aren’t seeing it either.

      • Tonygonzalez319

        it worked on mine, I’m also running 4.0.4. You just have to clear cache a couple of times. Thanks Nexusssssss for the tip

        • Nexussssss

          no prob, its worked on all my devices including my old LG Ally lol

          • zUFC

            just went to do this trick after checking to see if Play was already updated. the second i went to clear data, i got the screen to change to the “play store”

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ab-Gar/538974072 Ab Gar

        I didn’t have to do anything with 4.0.4. I got a text from vz early in the morning stating that market will now turn into play and a couple of hours later there it was.

      • Kdacidsonx

        I have my nook running cm7 and it wont take it tried manual download but doesn’t work

        Sent from nook color

    • rals

      ^This

    • Cam

      Thanks for the tip, sadly didn’t work on my Epic 4g Touch ;(