One of the great things about having devices like smartphones and tablets is the ability to constantly update the standard functionality of the gadget by downloading and installing additional apps which are available through marketplaces like the iOS App Store and Google’s own software market, the Google Play Store. In some instances it is possible to acquire installations from other sources, but for the mainstream user, the official app hubs prove more than sufficient with over 1.2 million combined apps available on the two largest sales platforms.
I am one of the few people who actually feels a shudder of excitement when I open the iOS App Store or get a notification on my Nexus 7 that tells me I have an update waiting to download for certain apps. It’s always nice to delve into the attached changelog and see what new features the developers are about to offer us. In this instance, it isn’t actually an update to a third-party app for Android users, but an actual update to the Google Play Store itself.
Google is pushing out periodic updates to Android devices that updates their own app hub to version 3.7.15, but before we all go excited about some amazing new feature that is being added, it is worth noting that this update appears to be of an evolutionary nature that brings the obligatory speed improvements and reliability enhancements. Still, it would possibly be pretty greedy of us to expect a sizeable push at this time considering the recent update of Google Play brought the ability to purchase TV shows and magazine subscriptions.