Just a couple days ago we posted the first major update for Google Play Store since rolling over into 7.0; that version was 7.0.12. Now, for those of you who aren’t very techy, generally speaking the smaller the difference in numbers from one version to the next, the less substantial the changes are. And as you can see, there isn’t much difference between the Play Store 7.0.16 that is available today and the 7.0.12 that was released just a few days beforehand.
What’s new in Play Store 7.0.16?
Not much. We always recommend keeping your Play Store as up to date as possible, but in this case, it might not even be worth your time to update to version 7.0.16 if you already installed the previous 7.0.12 APK. If you missed that last update, then yes, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this latest one. Otherwise, the differences are very minor and quite invisible, so unless you’re having a particular issue with Play Store 7.0.12 (a bug, crashing, something that’s new to this update), then you probably won’t be missing much if you decide to sit this one out.
Basically you’re looking at some small tweaks behind the scenes which most users won’t even notice, although ostensibly they were made to improve the performance of the Google Play Store application.
Cool stuff from the Play Store rumor mill
So even though there’s nothing spectacular about the latest version of Play Store, v. 7.0.16, there are some very interesting rumors going around about future developments for Google Play. The most interesting one is the ability to queue up app and content downloads from Play Store so that they won’t begin until you’re connected to Wi-Fi, and presumably they would pause if your connection was interrupted. For Android users who tend to eat up their mobile data too fast, this could be a great feature. However, nothing is official yet, so we’ll just have to wait and see.