There may be no better place on earth for finding the best mobile apps, games, movies, music and other entertainment than the Google Play Store. With millions of applications to download (most of which are free), and great features like Family Library, gifting, and free streaming radio through Google Play Music, the Play Store is probably the most important app on your mobile device. So if you opened your new mobile and found that it didn’t have Google Play Store installed, you’re most likely (and understandably) frustrated and maybe even confused. Isn’t Play Store supposed to be downloaded and ready to go when you first power up your device?
Why do I need to download Play Store on my mobile device?
There are a few possibilities that could explain why your mobile device doesn’t have Play Store installed and why you may need to download the Play Store app manually. Firstly, if your new mobile device is an iOS device (iPhone, iPad…), a Windows Phone or an old Symbian OS phone, your platform isn’t designed to come with Play Store installed on it (depending on your device, you may be able to work around it, but this is the exception rather than the rule). If you received an Android device without Play Store installed and you bought it used, it’s possible that it’s either been rooted by the previous user or it’s running a version of Android OS that’s too old to be compatible with Google Play Store (Android 2.3 and older use Android Market instead). Lastly, if you bought a brand new Android device and it doesn’t have Play Store installed, it’s most likely a clone device or otherwise missing its official Google certificate.Read More »Download Play Store for Mobile