To update your smartphone or tablet’s Android Market to Google Play version 3.4.6, all that you really need to do is to be patient. You see, the Google Play update for the Android Market app is currently being released via silent update. That means you will not get any notification from your device manufacturer or carrier. Even so, you will know that your Android Market app has already been updated to Google Play because you will see a redesigned icon. Instead of the usual white-green bag with Android robot, you will be seeing a white shopping bag with a colourful sideways triangle logo.
Anyways, we do have something for those who are beginning to get impatient. What we have in this post is a tutorial that will teach you how to manually update your phone’s Android Market app to Google Play Store. You don’t even need to root your device. This process can definitely work on non-rooted slates and smartphones even those with stock ROMs. To begin this tutorial, simply follow the step-by-step guide that we have provided for you below.
Step 1: The very first step in this process is to download the Google Play version 3.4.6 APK File at this link and save to your computer. Wait until you’re finished with the download.
Step 2: Now, get your phone and connect it to your computer using a USB data cable. Make sure that you have activated your handset’s option for USB storage.
Step 3: Locate the Google Play APK File that you’ve just downloaded. Copy the file and save it to the root directory of your phone or tablet’s SD card. Do not rename the file.
Step 4: Disconnect your Android device from your computer. But before you do anything, it would be better if you would deactivate the option for USB storage first before you pull the USB data cable out from your computer.
Step 5: On your phone or tablet, make sure that you have enabled the option for installing apps from ‘Unknown Sources’.
Step 6: Go to your phone’s file manager and look for the Google Play version 3.4.6 APK File. Click the file. You will then be prompted with a message that will ask you to confirm the installation of the said file. Click or Tap on ‘OK’ then follow the on-screen instructions that you will see on your device. After which, you will get a notice that you have successfully installed the Google Play Store.
Step 7: Simply go to your App Launcher and locate the new Google Play Store icon. If you want to check the version of your Google Play app, just click the icon then tap the Menu key > Settings > Build Version.
That’s it! Just carefully follow the instructions that we have given above and you’ll be able to update your phone’s Android Market to Google Play version 3.4.6. Do remember that some of the features of Google Play may not be available to your location. As of now, most of the app’s exclusive features like Books, Movies and Music can only be availed by those who are currently living in Australia, Canada, United States and United Kingdom.