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Download: Google Play Version 4.4.21, Features Pullout Navigation Bar

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A new version of Google Play is currently circulating, so we figured we should give our readers the heads up and ability to try out the latest update for themselves. This is version 4.4.21, which brings a new navigation menu to the entire application. Much like many other Google apps, simply pull the navigation bar out from the left side of your display to access your apps, wishlist, redeem menu, and other Google accounts. 

From my 5 minutes with it, we aren’t seeing anything else right off. Download it yourself and let us know if you find anything special.


Cheers David!

  • BeloSol

    Is this compatible with all versions of Android and if not, what’s required to run it? Usually when there’s an .apk to download, this is stated, somewhere, but I searched both the article and comments, and can’t find it. Any help, from someone, would be welcome.

  • alxndr

    Available now for download : http://v.ht/NjEk (.APK)

  • Jeffrey Novelly

    Can we bring this pullout bar to the music app now? I hate having to go through 4-5 steps just to get back to the home screen.

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  • James Vincent

    Its a little annoying that I gotta stretch my thumb over to top left but I can see their thinking. Does seem more organised though. Thanks for the link. It’s better than waiting for a UK release!

  • Marlim
  • TK

    Hate this update, it’s a lot easier to just click on menu then select my apps. Uninstalled right away, why make me stretch my finger to the top left when it was easier just to access it through the menu button.

    • Colton

      I know what you mean! But just for clarification, you can just swipe from the left bezel of your screen, you don’t necessarily have to go to the top to touch the menu icon. I have gotten into the habit of quickly clicking my menu button and then My Apps though haha

  • Villiam

    just to bad you lose 60% of the phones features, unless u have nexus…

    • Big_EZ

      What? The Nexus has lost features. Particularly the most important COVERAGE!

      • Villiam

        try and read again 😉 sgs4 lose almost all features with google edition. but nexus dont have all the features sgs4 have, thats why i said unless u have a nexus.

        • Big_EZ

          Again, what are you talking about. This article is about a new version of the play store.

          • Villiam

            wich cant be used on the phone, bc of the lack of full support on the phones feature… just like 4.3 google edition was and so on…

            when its official out from the brand provider, it can be downloaded.

          • Big_EZ

            I’m having no issues yet on my Note 2 with a TW rom.

          • Steve B

            You make ZERO sense.

  • Jordan Long

    your Google Play credit/balance is no longer visible under the ‘redeem’ tab.

  • Spider210

    They should remove the “My Wishlist” like seriously who uses that?

    • Tim242

      I use it a lot. When I see apps online, I add them to the wishlist, to look at later.

    • Danny

      I use it often too, for beta apps or new apps I don’t have WiFi to download, until I get home

    • Godzilla

      Are you effing kidding me?

    • Steve B

      Actually, I use it all the time. Any paid apps that I’m not prepared to pay for right now, but I don’t want to forget about go into my wishlist.

      • James Vincent

        actually, that seems like a good use for Wishlist section!

        • Steve B

          Exactly. I’ve put numerous paid apps in here and then checked back on the list from time to time to see if they’ve gone on sale or if I think I still need them.

  • jstew182

    I noticed in the screen shots above there is an arrow down next to Tim’s name on the slide out menu… Mine isn’t showing that. What is that for?

    • Ray Gray

      It’s if you have more then one gmail account linked

      • jstew182

        Ah… that makes complete sense. Thanks!

  • Chris

    Few things worth noting:

    1. When you enter the games section, it acts like a different app and the pull out menu does not exist under here. The other sections it does.
    2. Under apps, the “home” tab has games and the carrier button No need for another games button.Also under categories, there is an editors choice button. Why not have that under the “home” tab?

  • Alex Pasquarella

    Love it! Now update Currents

  • Chris

    am I the only one who doesn’t like the UI of the current play store? huge wash up of gray, white

    • str8loungin

      Like everything else, there should be a ‘dark theme’ option

  • RoadsterHD1

    I like it

  • siphyn

    Hey google, how about a purchases tab? Is that so hard?

    • Timothy McGovern


    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Its called “my apps”

      • siphyn

        Yeah and that one app you purchased 2 years ago will be allllllllll the way at the bottom of my apps. They need a better solution. I shouldn’t have to search through my apps for apps that I have purchased.

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          Then get off your ass and make your own app.

          • Joseph A. Yager

            I have a feeling creating an app would require a lot of sitting right on your ass.

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            That’s true. But i also meant it in a “winners move foward with tasks, losers sit around waiting for it to happen” , kind of like fat people and exercising

          • blackjaguar25

            I’m sorry you’re bitter today.

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            Just annoyed by lazy people. Reason why the US isnt the greatest country in the world anymore

          • blackjaguar25

            It’s about convenience too. It’s an easy feature to add. Aren’t you being lazy right now too?

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            It’s also easy to scroll. What’s your point

          • blackjaguar25

            Not easier than a purchases section. My point is that you’re annoyed with…yourself?

          • Chris

            that hes stuck on verizon and/or his mothers house

          • ashclepdia

            Easy to scroll…
            Through hundreds of apps that you uninstalled for a REASON and now have to wade thru long lists in order to ‘easily’ find ones you PAID for for a reason…

            And just HOW is it lazy to ask Google to reimplement something that they already had at one point?

            I got an idea! Let’s all never tell Google what we would like to see! They always give users exactly what they tell us to want anyways! YAY!

            It would be lazy to NOT request a feature that many people want BACK
            Your argument is invalid

          • Chris

            hes just a kid. leave him alone lol

          • ashclepdia

            Well these kids need some learnin then Lol!
            Just cuz someone is young doesn’t give em free pass to talk out their butt and call people names for merely requesting something that MANY would love to see

          • shooter50

            wow, alot of thumbs down for someone just telling the truth

          • Adrynalyne

            Did you just call yourself a loser? Being stuck on Verizon and all?

          • Pedro

            He’s stuck on VZW forever, because he can’t get off his ass.
            He’s not bright, but he likes to prove it a lot.

            And, yeah, Google should give us SOME kind of organizational options for those who’ve been around for a long time. Ignore list. Purchased list. Device list.

        • Hans Dirk Kwazneski

          You can edit the list of apps, I’ve just maintained it since they implemented the REMOVE feature so now all it is, is apps I’ve purchased.

          • Chris

            that removed those apps from your history on your account.

          • Hans Dirk Kwazneski

            Don’t quite understand the reply, if you’re stating that removing something…removes it, then yes? Very redundant 😛

        • mariagonzales325

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      • gambit07

        No it’s not. It doesn’t exist anymore, but used to. There is no dedicated section for apps you have purchased (not free apps) anymore although there are some 3rd party alternatives on the play store.

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          Oh im sorry. I forgot people are too lazy to take the time and scroll.

          • Chris

            what if you have over a thousand apps that you bought opver the period of two-three years?

          • trixnkix637

            Delete the ones from 2011 you don’t use anymore. I get what you guys are saying, it would be much more convenient to have a separate tab, but a lot of things could be more convenient, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to be.

          • Chris

            with that case lets just return to the gingerbread days.

          • Adrynalyne

            That attitude is precisely what causes people to switch brands, carriers, and OSes.

          • siphyn

            No, its just pure laziness on googles part. You go to “my apps” and you scroll and scroll and scroll, then you come to an app that you want to remove from my apps. You delete it. Guess what happens next? It takes you to the top again. Then you get to have fun scrolling again.

          • gambit07

            Don’t be sorry, just don’t reply if you have nothing of consequence to say.

      • ashclepdia

        How about you shut the hell up and stop trolling.
        There was no good reason for Google to remove this when they did, and STILL no good reason to not give it back to us.

        It’s NOT the user’s jobs to come up with a way for us to EASILY and quickly find already purchased apps.

        The CURRENT all apps list is a complete joke and waste of time, it’s even highly annoying to go thru that list and half your previously installed apps don’t show up anyways. And going through to remove some one at a time while it has to reload the page again after EVERY removal is full on idiotic.

        If we don’t constantly show our requests for change we won’t get it.
        If YOU don’t care enough about it then shut up, no one wants to hear it. I’m certain you wouldn’t be complaining if Google DID finally bring this back

        • Tim242

          You can remove them in bulk. Just hold down on the first one, then start selecting apps to delete

          • meijin3

            Bless you!

          • ashclepdia

            HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS?!?!?!?!
            I SWEAR I had tried that before on multiple occasions and it NEVER worked!! Has this been that way since the all tab came to be?
            Cuz I swear I can remember doing one of my #AshRants on Twitter about it NOT doing that when I thought it should! Hahaha

            Either way, THANK YOU!
            You have just given me a single reason to add to the “hey, all app tab isnr SO bad now” column. (No sarcasm lol) I honestly rarely ever even looked thru that all tab cuz I LOATHED having to wait for reloadafter every removal.

            THANK YOU AGAIN!!

          • Tim242

            Haha I’m glad I was able to make you feel better about something : (

      • Tim242

        That has all apps, not just purchased. Pay attention…comprehend.

      • Tim242

        2.9 rating. Did you even look at the reviews?

        • Nope. But I use this app personally. Works great.

    • Big_EZ

      This is a must have. Once they bring that back maybe they could give us custom folders for us to sort our apps. I know, I know, I’m getting way ahead of myself here.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Love the unification UI Google. Now every app should have this design at this point now. Mission complete.

    • Chris

      It is nice. I went in to the music tab and went to “my music” and it was like i never left the store and with the music apps pull out navigation, it made things even more nice

      • PhoenixPath

        Just tried that. Very nice. Google’s getting it together. 🙂

  • tyler

    the apk includes the icon for newsstand