A new designed of the Play Store started rolling out on Thursday and the modifications are fairly evident. The homepage has an entire new look to it with horizontal scrolling and improved search options. The search and discovery features also come with enhancements. You’ll now get better recommendations and more relevant results based on what you’re looking for.
The new Play Store also comes with a new header that gives room for latest and popular apps, games, movies, books, and more. You can scroll through the suggested apps right from your homescreen and find out what’s trending. It is likely that the apps will also show tailor-made suggestions based on the users Play Store downloads.
The new rollout, which is an update from the recent version, definitely boasts more Material Design. The same Material Design concept is said to be one of the selling points of the soon to be launched Android L. Previously, users witnessed the Material Design changes confined within the content pages. With the latest update, these changes are extended throughout the app.
Another noticeable feature of the update is the new Play Store icon. Looking like a shopping bag, the icon is now grey with the ubiquitous Play image looking slightly larger. Even the shopping bag handle looks more paper-like.
The update marks a significant and timely change in the Google Play Store. As more and more apps continue to get updated, the shift gives everyone an impression that the launch of Android L is getting nearer. Google is definitely prepping up by making the look and feel of its apps compatible with the new Material Design standard.