Google Play Store Gets a Makeover

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According to the latest tech news, Google is all set to roll out a new visual design. As mentioned by Google in its most recent blog, the purpose of the new design is to provide over 2 billion users with a much cleaner layout. This will help the app evolve into a premium store that improves discovery and accessibility for its diverse set of users. Keep reading to learn more about this latest Google’s tech update.

What’s the new design all about?

To make browsing faster and easier, the company has introduced a new navigation bar at the bottom of the app for mobile devices; whereas a left navigation bar on tablets and Chrome OS. Now, you will find two distinct destinations for games and apps. Thanks to this categorisation, it will be much easier for Google to offer its users the right kind of content.

Once you find the right app or game, the updated store listing page layout will surface richer app information. These details will be displayed at the top of each page with a prominent call-to-action button. This will make it easier for you to see the essential details and make a decision to install an app. Plus, the new icon system will have a uniform shape. Due to this, the content will stand out more over UI. Another major update of the latest design is that you won’t find the Google Play Music tab anymore. This is mainly because the company is planning to replace Google Play Music with YouTube Music. One of the reasons Google shut down its artist hub this April is to prepare for this move.

Your updated Google Play Store will now look like this.

 

Is the new Play Store design original or influenced?

Designers have indeed worked on the new layout keeping Google’s Material Design philosophy in mind. However, sources say, it is highly influenced by Apple. This includes everything from the brighter, whiter and cleaner layout to the new navigation and updated app detail page layouts. The resemblance is not limited to this; the new design comes with a navigation menu located at the bottom of the app, which is the same as the iOS App Store.

Stay tuned with iTMunch to find out if the new layout will make or break the user experience for Google’s Play Store users. To learn more about tech news, updates, AI trends and more, scroll up to our main menu.

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