Google Play Store 4.0 screenshot leaks on Google+, then removed

by: Derek RossApril 7, 2013

Google Play Store


A few weeks ago, we reported on a newly designed Google Play store. This subject has been pretty quite since then. Today, another Google Play Store 4.0 screenshot has leaked onto the web, this time from YouTube employee  Eileen Rivera. Shortly after she published the screenshot, it was removed. Thankfully, the Internet never forgets and we we were able to snag this screenshot for your viewing pleasure.


As you can see above, the Play Store icon is a little different. The icon has the Play Store logo and a bone in a dog bowl. This is a reference to “eating your own dogfood” or dogfooding, which simply means a company is using their own products, in this case for internal beta testing.

This leaked image appears to be a newer build than what was previously leaked. In this build, each of the Play Store sections seems to have a new, flatter icon. Don’t be too concerned with the pixelated action bar up top. That’ s Google’s own way of tracking images, to prevent leaks such as this.

Unfortunately, we don’t really have anything else. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more leaks and you keep your fingers crossed for a before IO 2013 launch.


  • Thinking to myself, “do I like this…?”

  • bryan Tanya

    It doesn’t matters how it looks… It’s Google baby.. The best

  • Update for the music player coming soon too?

    • One can only hope. That Honeycomb Tron theme is a bit dated.

  • Wow, I just changed my socks, wanna see?

  • PuzzledObserver

    Can we transfer a purchase from one account to another now? For example, after changing an email? I bought a few apps for my wife using an arbitrary gmail alias. Now that she has learnt how to use the phone, she doesn’t like that alias. How can I transfer the purchased apps to new gmail account? I have contacted the apps developers. They said they cannot do anything.

    • She can use that mail for the purchased apps and once she install them make a change of account. But she must have two accounts on th phone and the first use just for the first install of the application.

  • Nech

    it looks simplified…
    very nice Google!

  • what name

    hope this update comes with an option like ‘what’s new?’ So, I could be in touch with all the new stuff released by devs.

  • harrold

    Looks sorta like google now
    is it just me or is that a nexus device with 4g lte?!!?!?

    • technology

      Probably with the workaround of the devs of XDA.