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How to install the Google Play store on any Android devicePicked up a phone without the Play store? CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to load it onto your device.
There are a lot of good deals out there for Android smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately some lesser known devices may not come with the Google Play Store pre-installed making it a lot more difficult to download apps. But there's no need to worry because you can manually install the Play Store on virtually any Android device. I'm going to show you how on this device from Huawei. It may look slightly different on your device, but the basic steps are all the same. First, head to settings, click security, and enable unknown sources. You'll get a message warning you about the dangers of installing apps outside of Google Play. But you'll be fine as long as you use a trusted site, like APKMirror.com. This is a site from the guys behind the blog Android Police, and they check each app to make sure it's safe. On APKMirror, search for the Google Play store. Make sure to select the most recent version, and click download. I also have a link to it in my story at cnet.com. Once it has been downloaded to your phone, open the file either through the notification menu or the downloads folder and install it. It is easy as that, you can now install your favorite apps right from the google play store. For more tips and tricks like this one, be sure to check out howto.cnet.com. You can also reach out to me on Twitter with any questions or comments. I'm Dan Graziano for c|net. Thanks for watching.