Google Play Version 4.0 Gets Previewed, Looks Cleaner, Better Organized (Video)
Google Play is a constantly evolving entity, one that allows you to download all the apps and content you desire, but every once in a while there’s a slight redesign, that changes the way we do things in this store. Now we’re bound to get a new version, probably related to the debut of a new Android version in May.
The new version is 4.0 and you can see it demoed in the video below. The last major update happened back in July 2011 and since then we’ve only seen tweaks that make the service fit the guidelines of Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich, but nothing really groundbreaking. As shown in the screenshots, the store has been redone as far as UI goes, adopting a more Holo style theme and new fonts. Category sections get titles and images are bigger all over.
There’s a general feeling of a Google Now box style item container here. The individual pages for applications and content have bigger images and everything is clean and well spaced. Gone are the annoying squares pushed into each other and crowded on the Home page of the app. Google uses text to separate its store areas and also a combination of colours that’s not aggressive to the eye.
Google Play version 4.0.16 doesn’t have an exact launch date, but it may come with Android 5.0 in May.