Google Play

If you fire up your Google Play app this morning and things look a little more awesome, don't be alarmed. It's just that you're now rocking the same version as the folks running Jelly Bean ROMs. And that means, along with a spruced-up layout, you also should have access to Magazines (if you didn't already).

You don't have to do anything to get the update -- it'll push out to your phone in due time. So sit back, relax and marvel at how far we've come since the old days of the Android Market.

More: Android Forums; thanks, @armaniblake!

There are 21 comments

aptmx says:

Woke up this morning to the new Play Store on my GNex on ICS. Nice.

mathiasjk says:

The old Market UI on android 1.6 was awesome!

dskwerl says:

I got a notification either earlier this morning or last night from Lookout stating Google Play was safe, and I was a little confused. Now I understand why. Awesome.

bryanw504 says:

Yea got mine yesterday at some point in time to on my GS3.

tukarjabi says:

Got mine sometime yesterday on my NS4G

Germian says:

Eh, sometimes it's too frustrating reading American websites...

eahinrichsen says:

As an American, I agree.

Chema Martin says:

@Germian: Spot on!

radiohawk says:

Although it's visually appealling, business model for TV is too Applesque... much prefer Netflix model. Monthly subscription with all you can eat viewing versus (Ughh) having to buy individual episodes... or inflated "seasons"... one at a time.

Even Netflix's big snafu last year couldn't bring them down.

rsolomonjr1 says:

problem is that it doesnt work with 4g.. at least while downloading new apps on evo 4g supersonic

lion7718 says:

Got it yesterday Samsung Exhibit 4G

cmunic8r99 says:

what's the build version of the new one?


kbboykin says:

I got it on my Sprint GNex yesterday or the day before, can't remember

CeluGeek says:

I got updated to 3.7.13 -- previously I had 3.5.12 or something close.
I still don't see any difference. :(

IchibanMe says:

Got mine on 7/03/12 rocking my evo 3d

rcorreiapt says:

I have the new update of the Store but no magazines for my Country :(
P.S -> My country is Portugal and my phone is Galaxy S3

LouieO says:

so will I be able to read magazine subscriptions on other Android devices that are tied to my Google account? $10.99 for an annual subscription to Maximum PC is not bad at all.

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Ytaay says:

yaawn...wake me when i can haz pr0n. oh wait, i have the intranetz...nevurmine

minsko says:

I have 3.7.13 but I am not seeing the Smart App Update working. It still re-downloads the full apps. Anyone see Smart App Update working?