It's only been a few weeks since Google rolled out its latest version of Google Play Store application and it looks like a newer version is now available for download.Google Play Store 3.10.9 is now pushed OTA (over the air) to all Android devices, but those who do not wish to wait until the application automatically updates can download it manually here.
According to AndroidPolice, the latest version of Google Play Store adds a few new features that are meant to improve users’ overall experience.
Google included some neat features such as a dedicated Translate button, which shows up if/when the phone's language is set to other language than English.
Furthermore, the new Google Play Store application asks for two more permissions, such as ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION and ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION. These are location-related permissions, but other than that we're not sure why the application needs it.
AndroidPolice also reports the application now features an “Improved these recommendations” right under the “Recommended for You” option.
This may have something to do with the fact the application now requires permissions for two new location-related services.
We suspect the recommendations are based on popularity in a certain area, which is determined via location services.
There's also a new Remove icon in My Wishlist, so users can clean up their lists easier and faster.
We also noticed that there's a new window that pops up right after you try to install a new application, which includes a clickable option called Keep Shopping.
Unfortunately, it does not return to the Google Play store, instead it returns you to the application that you are currently installing.
Last but not least, it is also worth mentioning that the latest version of Google Play Store app requires 300KB more storage than the previous versions.
For the time being, there are no details on whether or not this means it brings additional content, but more info will probably emerge in the following days.