Google Play Store is that lovely web place where you get all of your apps if you’re an Android device user. And if you’re interested in getting the latest and freshest apps, you should know that even Google Play Store has to be updated from time to time.
The latest update for the Store is the 7.0.12 version and it’s advisable that you update to it manually because it will not happen automatically. All you have to do is to download the Google Play Store APK with that version number and install it. However, the file only works on devices that run on Android 4.0 or later versions.
Most people use Google Play Store to get their apps because they also usually get updates for them or, at least, notifications that they can be updated.
However, if you are in the habit of downloading apps from other online places, you should always be very careful when you do so because many sites contain apps that have malware or viruses. There are many other alternatives to the Google Play Store like the Amazon App store for example, but you should always read a bit about an app site before you decide to download anything from it.
More recently several Internet Security specialists have noticed that Google Maps and many of the Google Play apps use the device’s location to work and that many of them tend to track users even when they turn them off.
This happens because Google Play encourages app developers to use its location service APIs. This also has a wider implication then just tracking you, it means that they can also send you offers and messages from business that you encounter along your path.
Whether or not that affects you, it’s still advisable that you update your Google Play Store so you don’t have any problem with it later on.