The launch of the Nexus 5 and the accompanying release of Android 4.4 KitKat has brought joy to the Android community. The latest flagship from Google is a beautiful piece of hardware and is already flying off the shelves faster than Google could have anticipated, but it’s Android KitKat that is being lavished with most of the attention. As time progresses we are seeing more and more information come out about the intricacies of Android 4.4, but we are also seeing a barrage of APKs being made available for download that have been extracted directly from KitKat build.

The latest release on which we got our hands on is Google Play Store version 4.4.22 APK, which brings with it a bunch of small changes and bug fixes which users have been facing for quite a while.

Version 4.4.21 of the Play Store has been replaced with 4.4.22 with the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat. Granted, it only represents an extremely minor upgrade, but change is change, and it’s always good to see what’s been added/removed from a build. Investigation has shown that the updates are indeed extremely minor but includes an additional set of translations as well as the groundwork for deferring auto-updates from the Play Store which could be beneficial to devices that are already in the process of performing processor intensive tasks. Other than that there doesn’t seem to be much else happening in 4.4.22.

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The APK for version 4.4.22 of the Play Store weighs in just under 6 megabytes in size and has been digitally signed by Google. Anyone interested in performing the upgrade can rest assured that the app is official and safe to install and will update the existing Play Store app on whatever device it is being installed on. As mentioned earlier, there aren’t any noticeable changes in the version, but it’s always great to see the groundwork for what could be coming in future releases.


Be sure you head over to Settings > Security and uncheck the Unknown sources box before you go ahead with the installation.

Download Google Play Store App version 4.4.22 from here.

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