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Google Play Store to get Material Design treatment, leaked screenshots give us a preview

2 months ago 6

Back at Google I/O, Google introduced us to Android L and its new Material Design UI, which is expected to infiltrate most of Google’s own apps. We’ll likely have to wait until Android L’s public launch this fall before we get a good look at these updated apps, but the rumor mill isn’t going to make us wait that long for a peek at Google’s new Play Store.

The folks over at Android Police have shared what is is said to be screenshots of an updated version of the Google Play Store. The images show a new-look Play Store that has much more white space, large header images when compared to the current Play Store and colored review bars.

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This Material Design-ified version of the Play Store looks pretty spiffy, with the white space and large header images making it easier for users to learn more about the content that they’re looking at. Of course, it’s worth noting that this updated app marketplace is still being cooked in Google’s kitchen, so it’s possible — heck, even likely — that the final version of the app will differ from the one that we’re looking at today.

Speaking of final versions, Google hasn’t made any official announcements regarding a refreshed Play Store or when such an update might roll out. El Goog has said that Android L should begin hitting consumers this fall, though, and so it’s possible that we could see this update available by then since the Play Store is a pretty major part of Android.

While we wait for more details on this update to surface, you can find many more screenshots at the link below.