Google begins Material Design push with new version of Play Store

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As leaked last week, Google has begun rolling out what a company representative calls the “first rollout phase” of the new Play Store. One of the first self-proclaimed Material Design apps, Play Store 4.9.13 works essentially the same as its predecessors, but sports a brand new content view.

The first thing one will notice is the showcase YouTube video is front and centre, right above the title. Strangely, friends who have previously downloaded the app are right below the title, while the Description and Changelog have been combined into a single area; the latter is prominent on apps that aren’t downloaded and the former on apps that are local.

All elements of the app have been overhauled, including the Music, Movies, Newsstand and Books.


It also looks like Canadians are finally able to subscribe to existing magazine subscriptions in the app. I found myself finally able to verify an existing subscription to a Conde Nast magazine, but only for a single issue; it asked me to pay for all the remaining back issues. Either it’s a half-complete feature, or something went wrong in the validation process.

If you can’t wait for the version to roll out, Android Police, as usual, has the APK ready for download.

[source]Android Police[/source]


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