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Google Play Store receives a minor update

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Google Play Store receives a minor update
Adding friends to your Google+ circles can change the apps recommended to you

Adding friends to your Google+ circles can change the apps recommended to you

Well, they all can't be major updates with huge changelists. What we're referring to is the minor update that will soon be sent out, bringing version 3.10.9 of the Google Play Store to Android handsets. This version is similar to what Android 4.2 brings, but with some changes. First, you might have mixed feelings about the new screen that pops up when you are the midst of installing an app. It might be considered a little helpful since it displays other apps that users of the title you're downloading have installed. But it is an extra step in the process and will probably be looked upon as unnecessary. To get past that page to the regular installation screen that we all know and love, simply click on "Keep Shopping".

Another change is for those whose phone is set up for a language other than English. The 'Translate' button next to the app description will allow those who use another language to understand the descriptions of certain apps. It will translate to the language that you've declared when setting up your phone.

The update adds new permissions based on location, ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION and ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION. It is possible that both are related to a new feature that allows you to 'Improve these recommendations' on the 'Recommended for You' screen. The improvements apparently are based on adding people you know to your Google + circles. Toss in your location and add the whole thing to the recommendation algorithm and you have a new, improved list of recommendations.

You can pick up the apk from the sourcelink, or just wait for the update to be pushed to your phone.

source: AndroidPolice




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posted on 17 Nov 2012, 12:41 7

1. zackh121556 (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


No matter how small the update it...its an update. Keep them coming Google! we love it!

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 14:09 8

2. mas11 (Posts: 1029; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


It's funny how android users beg for updates and windows users get pissed every time they see one.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 15:59

5. lyndon420 (Posts: 1736; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Interesting. I wonder why they get pissed.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 14:50

3. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


So you are out of articles?

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 15:12 3

4. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Google wants to take over the world, not that I don't like that :)

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 17:01 1

6. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


so your ok with google ''taking over'' but when people cheer for other companys to do the same your lot say its uncompetitive, arrogant blah blah blah

please get some perspective

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 17:44 1

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 1801; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I believe ghostnexus' comment would be considered satirical... unless you really believe they are actually advocating the GWO (Google World Order)?

Please get some Summer's Eve.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 17:50 1

8. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


please with the levels of fanboyism on here it wouldnt be suprising. its just funny when the android community say these things its accepted as ok but any other os user says the same and there attacked

double standards at its best

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 18:02 2

9. roscuthiii (Posts: 1801; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I just don't let it get to me... Yin is nothing without Yang, such is the nature of Man. For every "us", there's a "them". And all the misgivings & vitriol that entails.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 22:20 1

10. shuaibhere (Posts: 1428; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Just don't complain others....you are blind google hater.....

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 06:29

13. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


lmafo hahahahahahaha your so defensive and funny

im now a google hater, ive been labeled pretty much everything on this site

apple hater, secret android user, wp lover and now google hater

basically your labeling me because im not some blind fanboy and you lot get your panties in a twist when someone doesnt blindly praise your chosen beloved company

cheers for showing that

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 00:54 2

11. andynaija (Posts: 460; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


"They're attacked" correct english at its best

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 06:27

12. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


ohh im sorry forgot this was a english site where every sentence must be 100% correct

so while your on your high horse about correct english im gonna talk about tech ok

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 13:57 2

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8282; Member since: 14 May 2012)


you're *
I'm*
... sentence must be 100% correct.*
English*

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 16:06

16. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


im so sorry, im gonna have to take a full english course lol

i thought id done well especially with my probs lol but will have to try harder to make sure i get an A+ in english on here

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 16:01

15. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Google has google search,google maps, google voice have fun apple fans....you had your time.....the nexus movement is here.....game over......its nothing wrong with owning a iphone.... My friend owns the iphone5.....he pulled it out....against my Samsung galaxy nexus.....and he was amazed of what the nexus could do.....and it was faster....then his iphone5 so much he put his iphone in his pocket and walked away....how embarrassing..getting out shined by a 2011 phone.....

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