The developers at Google have just graced us with a new version of the ever-important Play Store, bringing us to Play Store 6.7.07.E-all. This particular update has a very interesting story, which you can read below if you’re interested.
If you’re just here for the APK download (no judgment), feel free to skip to the free Play Store 6.7.07.E-all APK download link (see the end of the article). Remember to enable “Unknown sources” in your device’s settings under “Security” before installing to avoid any problems.
Google Play Store 6.7.07.E-all with New Beta Options
As we said, this new version of Play Store comes with an interesting story; one which will be particularly interesting to those of you who are interested in beta testing apps for Android and being among the first to test drive new features before they are publically released.
Changes in Google Play Store 6.7.07.E-all APK
When the APK file for Play Store 6.7.07-E-all was first released, it immediately caused a stir because of a really cool new feature for prospective beta testers. Anyone who has ever tried to be a beta tester for an app, whether an established app working on an update or one that has never been publically released, knows that you usually have to jump through a lot of hoops to do it.
The new Play Store update debuts a really efficient, streamlined way that makes it easier for people to join a beta testing group right from the Play Store. You can easily join or leave as a beta tester and send private feedback directly to the app’s developers, and this includes completely new applications that have never had a public release. Well, at least it did…
After just a few hours, the beta testing options suddenly vanished. Poof. Gone.
It looks like the Google developers pulled the feature from the servers, meaning it literally disappeared even if you had already installed the updated Play Store 6.7.07.E-all APK file to your Android. The new feature was never officially announced by Google and there is no official explanation for its disappearance, but we suspect that they pulled it so that the beta testing options could be announced at Google I/O 2016, which starts the day after tomorrow on May 18.
So hopefully, the brief release of a streamlined beta testing process was a teaser that will only leave us waiting until the keynote address on Wednesday afternoon, or the end of the conference at the latest.
Besides this very exciting (and largely unexpected) beta testing feature, there are a couple of other things we are expecting to be announced in the coming week.
Other Play Store News from Google I/O 2016
There have been rumors circulating about the possibility of a new Shared Family Library feature for Google Play Store for about 9 months now, which is a feature that Android lovers have been asking for for a very long time. Apple has allowed multiple family members to share paid content like songs, movies, and apps for years, and this Play Store Family Library would bring Google up to speed.
There aren’t any guarantees, but in digging through the code of recent Play Store updates, it looks like there is enough written for this new Family Sharing option that we could reasonably expect it to be officially announced at Google I/O later this week.
We might not see it fully implemented until we move up to Play Store v. 7.0, but if they have all the functional code in place, that could happen at any time.
Another great feature that we’ve seen evidence of in the form of dormant code is a Gifting option, which could possibly be announced and rolled out simultaneously with the Family Sharing feature. This, of course, would let you send Play Store “gifts” to your friends, like paid apps, songs, or perhaps even in-app purchases.
Finally, we may finally see the unveiling of a special way to add NFC-enabled credit cards as a payment method for your Google account without having to type in the numbers the old fashioned way. Presumably, if the device and version of Android OS are compatible, Play Store would be able to scan the chip in the card and store the information automatically rather than relying on use input. Cool, right?
Download Google Play Store 6.7.07.E-all APK
Even though the highlight feature of the new Play Store update is no longer live, we will recommend updating because of the bug fixes and improvements to performance and reliability that typically come with each new update.
Plus, new updates with more exciting features often build on previous updates, so it’s a good idea to have Play Store 6.7 in place just in case a future version requires it.
Here you have the free Play Store 6.7.07.E-all APK download link.