New Google Play Store 3.9.16 brings expandable notifications, removable entries, and more [download]


   

There’s a new Google Play store update currently being pushed out to Android devices everywhere, and you’re going to be happy once it arrives on your phone. The new update, which brings the Play Store up to version 3.9.16, brings a number of new features that many people have been patiently waiting to be implemented.

The number one feature that many will find useful in this update is the ability to finally remove apps from the All Apps list. At the moment, the All Apps list contains all the apps you’ve ever downloaded using your Google account. Unfortunately, for some that like to try out apps, the list has been growing really quickly.

With the update, you will now be able to select one or multiple apps and remove them from the list, which will tidy up things a bit.

Other features of the version 3.9.16 of the Play Store include:

  • Location tracking in lists: When you select an app from a list and return to the list, your location on the list is retained. No more scrolling you back to the beginning.
  • New notifications: The new updates notification now gives you more information on which apps have available updates. Instead of simply stating that x amount of updates are available, you will now get the names of some of the apps that have updates available.

    In addition, the detailed notifications, the icons for update notifications have also been updated. When an app is updated, gone is the generic updated notification icon. You will now see an actual icon of the app that has been updated.

The new Play Store update should be available on your device soon. If you’re not in the mood to wait, you can download it now using one of the download links below.

Let us know how you’re liking the new Play Store after you update by leaving a comment below.

com.android.vending_3.9.16.apk [mirror 1]
com.android.vending_3.9.16.apk [mirror 2]

Source: Android Police

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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