New Google Play Design Launches Today

Google’s been planning to give the Play Store an overhaul for a while now. No, we’re not talking about all those apps the company recently removed – over the past few weeks, there have been a number of leaks showing off a redesigned look for the Play Store app, with the most recent glimpses arriving just a couple days ago. If things looked nearly ready to go, that’s because they were, and today Google announced the new, improved Play Store.

The whole idea is to simplify things, with clean, sparse text and large images to capture your attention. Google says that it’s also made changes to ease the purchasing process, and there’s a new focus on recommendations, helping you to continue discovering content that might appeal to you.

It’s going to take a few weeks, but Google is currently in the process of making the new Play Store available to users around the world. Nearly everybody should be seeing it at some point, as it supports Froyo or better – less than two percent of Android users are still on Eclair or lower.

Source: Google
Via: Phandroid

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