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April 22, 2013

Google Play Official Release Looming for UK


You’ve heard by now of the new all singing and dancing features of the newly designed Google Play store. Now coming to the UK, which BeginnerTech believe that the official release could be on the cards very soon, hopefully very soon.
We downloaded the previous release but this left the bottom half of the page blank, much of the functionality was still missing. Google has yet to switch over its servers in the UK, so although you had the overall feel and look of the redesign on your handset, you were missing key elements.
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We have now looked at our own handset with the APK loaded, however, and it works as it should. An official generic release has yet to rollout in the UK, with Google originally saying it could take several weeks for the update to hit all the corners of the globe. It has been available in the US for a couple of weeks now.
We’re also not sure whether the update will appear on Google-branded devices – such as there Nexus 4 – first. But we have a HTC One and One S (Screenshots above) sitting in front of us here at BeginnerTech, so will keep checking that in case it hits any time soon.
If you’re brave enough to side-load the APK, you can download it here.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini