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Google Play Store drops white shopping bag from Play icon

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Some users might have noticed something slightly different about their Android smartphones recently: the iconic shopping bag behind the Google Play Store has disappeared.

The latest version of the Google Play Store, version 7.8.16, has ditched the shopping bag behind the Play Store triangle icon — though it should be noted the Pixel Launcher uses a white circle background instead of the shopping bag.

The Play Store’s shopping bag has been around since the Android Marketplace and though it may be disheartening to see it go, the new icon is sleek, larger and has a more material look than the Play Store. The Play Store triangle is echoed in the four Play Store apps: Play Books, Play Games, Play Movie and Play Music.

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