Along with all the exciting news at Google IO this year was the announcement that the rollout of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean would include the ability do download magazines, as well as purchase (rather than rent) movies and TV shows. The new Play Store features, however, are only available to US residents at this time. The official rollout will begin some time in mid-July, and you should start seeing the Play Store update coming to your device around the same time. However, if you’re not into waiting around for things to happen, the usual suspects have extracted the APK file for the 18.104.22.168 Play Store update from the devices handed out at Google IO.
If you’re a US resident, you can download and install the update now, which works for the majority of devices. As mentioned, the update will add movie and TV show purchases, as well as magazines. There are also a few minor tweaks, such as a new sharing feature. Overall, not much else has changed.
If you install this APK on your device outside of the U.S. you will get the sharing feature, but will not see the new section for magazines, nor will you be able to purchase movies and shows. Google will be rolling out that service to non-U.S. customers in the near future, we have no doubt. The success of the Nexus 7 tablet depends on Google being able to deliver Play Store content to the rest of the world, as the device is being sold at cost. If you’re ready to grab your Play Store update, you can download it from the XDA forums, via user imbonez9.