Google Play Store Getting A New Design

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Every so often Google likes to redesign the Play Store which is usually when the newest Android OS is out and about. Android UI Engineer Kirill Grouchnikov took to his Google+ account (yes people do actually use it for news like this) and made a few – well more like six – posts that might lead to the newest version of the Google Play Store.


New buttons and tabs

In the image above, you see that there two different options to choose from: Apps & Games and Entertainment. Apps & Games lead you to pretty much what it says in the name. Apps and games. That section will show you the top charts, games, categories, family, and possibly more. As for the Entertainment section, that’s where you’ll find your Movies & TV, Music, Books, Newsstand, and again, possibly more that will go under this section.

From Kirill’s posts, it looks like the header will change to whatever might be recommended to the user or whatever Google wants to put there. Something I thought was cool though was that it looks like the green header will expand into the area behind the status bar. Not too shabby Google.

And just for a little nostalgia, here’s a post Kirill had on his G+ account for the Play Store updates.


Starting from far left: Android Market, Google Play (Jelly Bean), Google Play (KitKat), Google Play (Marshmallow)

I’m not going to lie, the new design looks neat, but a bit crowded. What I mean by that is you’re having an extra tap just to get to say movies instead of just tapping the movies button as you do now. Don’t get me wrong, I have zero issue with giving it that one last effort to buy a movie, but some people may have the same mind set I do.

What are your thoughts on the possible new version of the Play Store? Think it looks good? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: Kirill Grouchnikov
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