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If you’re lucky enough, you’ll get this application preinstalled on your Android smartphone or tablet. The owners of other devices need to download Google’s app marketplace, and in this article, we’ll teach them how to get Google Play Store APK 5.9.12, the version which is an introduction to the new Android Marshmallow.

Until now, most of the Play Store versions came with new features or old ones have been deleted. It seems that Google Play is 5.9.12 doesn’t bring important additions, except for the new features which are needed for Android 6.0 Marshmallow to run flawlessly.

Version 5.9.11 introduced a pop-up window which informs you about the granular app permissions in apps which are compatible with the upcoming Marshmallow OS. The version 5.8.11 increased the transition speed, and the animations are faster in Android 5.1 Lollipop, while version 5.8.8 brought a new hamburger menu animation.

The version 5.7.10 came with circular animations to TV pages and “popular opinions review blurbs”, while version 5.7.6 changed the look of the What’s New section, which has a green background and green text on top of it. The kid’s Characters section contains new animations, so when tapping a character’s picture, the image will zoom up to the top of the screen and will display relevant information. Version 5.6.6 changed the location of some buttons (right-justified), while version 5.5.8 came with circular animation in the TV shows section.

How To Install Google Play Store 5.9.12

You can manually download and install the APK from trusted websites, but there are two methods to do that. To install Google Play directly on your phone, first you will need to enable the Unknown Sources option from Settings > Security (check the box in front of it), then you will use a browser to access the XDA Developers forum or the APK Mirror website, where is uploaded the latest 5.9.12 APK. When you’ll tap on it to download it to your device, you’ll get a warning message such as “this type of file can harm your device”, but ignore it. Just tap OK and follow the instructions to complete the installation process.

If you don’t have a generous data plan or access to a WiFi network, you can download the Google Play Store 5.9.12 APK to your computer or laptop. Before copying the file to your device, using a USB cable or via Bluetooth, the Unknown Sources option still needs to be enabled, because the application is considered harmful.