Google Play Store gets a new look
Following some recent leakage, it seems the new look Google Play Store app is finally official. Google has just announced that the new-look Play Store app will begin rolling out to Android devices today.
In today's announcement post on the official Android blog, Google says the new-look app is aimed to be "simple" and "clean," with a renewed focus on entertainment content. Based on the official promo images, that certainly seems to be the case -- Google Now-like greys and whites dominate the UI, while a lot of screen space is given to large images for music, movie and book content.
The purchasing process has also been streamlined, Google says, which hopefully means fewer taps to buy apps and other content through this new version of the store.
The new Google Play Store will begin pushing automatically to devices running Android 2.2 Froyo and above starting today, so keep a lookout in the hours ahead. In the meantime, hit the comments if you've managed to get it already.
Source: Official Android blog
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There are weekly deals/discounts to view; there are tons of app reviews to read about other user's experiences with a particular app, almost as if you're standing in line at the store, actually getting someone's last minute opinion about what you have in your shopping cart, just before you approach the cashier.
I want to help grow the ecosystem by getting more paid apps over the free versions, but I need to make sure it's what I'm looking for. That kind of browsing takes time, so I'd say yes, foot some people, the battery consumption of the Play Store sort of matters.
Just my thoughts, as I was just thinking about this recently. I used up be in and out the Play Store too, but since Google improved the look in Jellybean, it's been much more pleasant to browse around.
No special privileges. It will be automatically shoved to you when Google's server deems it's your time.