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Download: New Google Play 4.2.3 From Android 4.3 on the Nexus 4

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Android 4.3 is now available as a ROM for the Nexus 4, but outside of a handful of minor tweaks here and there, there isn’t much to talk about. There is something new from it that all of you can install, though, and that’s the latest version of Google Play. This is version 4.2.3, up from the 4.1.10 that was released back in May. We pulled it from the ROM and have links to it below.

There aren’t any obvious changes to, but we know how much you like having the newest of the new.  This should work on almost any phone.

Download Link [Mirror]

If you have issues with either of those, here is another version.

To install, simply download the .apk from above to your device, and tap to install it when it finishes.

(H/T Android Police)

  • Bionic

    Ok This just in.

    The Droid ultra will indeed live up to it’s name. New information came out.

    • RoadsterHD1

      When you say “live up to it’s name” can you be more specific?

  • R.Suave


    The most notable and immediately apparent new feature is the long overdue ability to remove apps you’ve previously downloaded from the All Apps list. If you like to try a lot of apps, that list is likely very cluttered. With the new Google Play, you can trim it to your heart’s content.

    You can multi-select by long-pressing any app in the list and then tapping more apps, then delete them all in one go (added 2 new screenshots demonstrating it).

    The new Play Store now keeps track of your location in lists, including My Apps and All Apps, so when you click into an app and back, it drops you into the same spot. I had variable luck with this, and it didn’t seem to work in All Apps at first, but I just reproduced it on both the EVO LTE and the Nexus 7. Brilliant.

    The notification icon that shows up when you have app updates has changed, and notifications are now expandable. I’ve added more screenshots showing the differences.

    The notification icon after installing an app now shows the app icon instead of something generic.

    The size of the Play Store APK actually went down, so Google must have trimmed some extra fat. We’re still digging through everything – in the meantime, check out the screenshots and grab the new version from my Ubuntu One

    See here:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2369231

    • trixnkix637

      This is all stuff that was implemented a while ago. None of these changes took place in this version of the Google Play store.

      • R.Suave

        Ok. My bad. Thanks

    • Chris

      you are a little late. Most of that stuff was added long ago. Some before the design change.

  • moe6

    As a person outside of countries that have most Play Store stuff besides Apps, I’m always jealous when seeing a screenshot as it looks so much prettier when it isn’t so… sparse 🙁

  • Spider210

    The navigation app is now removed and is now apart of ‘maps’ this updates in the background and with no notice once you install this version of the play store! Only reason I found out is I’m on vacation using it, downloaded this on a break and was like wtf where did my nav go!!!!

    Looking good tho

    • Stewie

      Maybe just for you, not on my GNex with new maps and new play store, Nav shortcut still in app listing and shortcut on homescreen.

      • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

        No. The navigation app is gone with the new maps update. You’re doing it wrong.

  • mike

    Seems faster on my Galaxy S4 Active.

  • dominguez619

    Will it work on my Droid Incredible? 🙂 LMAO.

  • zombiewolf115

    did they make the download speed much faster? in this latest play store it takes minutes to download anything and my wifi is 50 down and up

    • Michael

      Do a Factory Reset

      • zombiewolf115

        cant do that lol. and 2. its not just my nexus 4. but its the same on my bionic and my droid 4. just play store loads really slow while everything else loads in a sec

  • nadji

    hi, I lost the three points at the top right (SETTINGS) I can not get in the setting menu without using my menu button on the navigation bar

    • JimmyHACK

      you shouldn’t have had an on screen “3 points” menu button button elsewhere already

  • Spider210

    maps are different and my navigation icon is gone!

  • GNexus

    as of today from the auto update my play store is crashing all the thime

  • AVRCP 1.3

    The only thing I care about from 4.2.3 is AVRCP 1.3 Bluetooth for my GNex. Let me know when someone ports the new Bluetooth!

  • Spider210

    anyone notice this seems to load pages faster?? seems like play store much quicker now on my dna

    • I thought so as well. Transitions between pages seemed much smoother.

      • T4rd

        Seems exactly the same on my Note 2. I played with it right before installing and afterwords. It still stutters plenty while scrolling. Which is disappointing since the previous Play Store design was pretty smooth.

        • John

          Yeah, it’s definitely faster on the gnex

        • JimmyHACK

          I get the same as well. But my play store has been really fast and smooth for a while now on my phone.

  • Joseph A. Yager

    GNex with CM10.1 here and so far everything seems to be working for those who were wondering…

  • ineedanewphone

    is it possible to pull the mms.apk and gallery/camera apk and push it to our phones? i have a razr maxx 4.1.2.

  • RaptorOO7

    So does it work properly on 4.2.2?

  • PigHeaded

    I’m really curious about the camera. If the entire UI rotates like it does in 4.2 and the leaked 4.3 from the Google edition phones. I hope they fix that.

    • Christian

      I’ve read in a few places that it doesn’t do this anymore which is an extremely welcomed change.

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    git pull

  • dozy

    this could be risky to install if it has dependencies on a new version of Google Play Services….

    • mrbirdman

      building a full gapps package based on the leak now…sooooo i’ll find out 😛

    • You can always uninstall updates.

    • michael arazan

      Updated on my gnex, updated my apps, purchased an app, turned on all access, nothing new, still works the same as my old Play app from a couple months ago, I’m running 4.2.2 stock os

  • Stewie

    Schweet! It is nice to grab the latest ….

  • Bruce

    Let’s see if this can improve the Google service battery drain.

  • droidrazredge

    Yes! while unfortunately I can’t install 4.3 because I don’t have a Nexus 4! I’m ecstatic I can at least install 4.2.3 Play Store!! Cheers Kellex.