Android users will start noticing a small change this evening, upon a new version of the Google Play Store beginning to become available. Users who have updated to the new store have reported several changes, and some bring some much-requested improvements.
The big one, which will be well-appreciated if your account seems bogged down by the dozens and dozens of apps you’ve downloaded over the years, is greater control over the All Apps list. You can now remove some clutter by selectively clearing apps from that tally. It even supports clearing multiple apps at once, to speed the process up.
Beyond that, store-related notifications have gotten smarter, with expandable lists to show you just which updates are available, and properly displaying an app’s icon for the notification that follows a successful installation.
There’s also reportedly smarter navigation control throughout the store, letting you back up into the middle of a list you had been scrolling through, rather than defaulting to its top.
You’ll need Jelly Bean to take full advantage of all those notification-related improvements, but at least the changes to the All Apps list will be accessible to users on older Android builds.