The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.8.11 and has been extracted directly from the latest Android Marshmallow Developer Preview.
Being pulled from the Developer Preview, and the small version bump, this new version of the Google Play Store probably doesn’t contain much in the way of exciting improvements, and instead will concentrate on under-the-hood improvements and stability fixes.
Why download it?
If like me you like to be on the cutting edge of developments, you can go ahead and grab the latest Google Play Store 5.8.11 APK from here. Running the latest version of the Google Play Store always ensures you have the latest features and experience the changes first-hand into new developments within the APK. Often small incremental updates will lay the ground work for future, more substantial, changes and running the latest APK enables you to see these clues for yourself and experience the fixes Google are delivering to the Google Play Store app.
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