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Google Play 'Package File Invalid' error acknowledged in support page (update: fixed!)

Alexis Santos

An updated version of the Google Play app began rolling out to handsets a few days ago without much fanfare, but now it's getting more attention for unpleasant reasons: a glaring bug. Some users wielding the latest version of the marketplace have reported seeing a "Package File Invalid" error when downloading or updating select apps, and now Google has acknowledged the software hiccup in a freshly-created support page. Mountain View says there aren't any workarounds for the glitch as of now, but it's "currently investigating a permanent solution." There's no ETA for a fix just yet, but Page and Co. promise they'll update the listing with developments.

Update: Android Community notes the issue has been marked resolved, while we've been downloading apps and updates all day without issue. Let us know if you're still seeing any problems.

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