Unreleased Google Play v4.0 gets previewed on video

by: Bams SadewoMarch 21, 2013


Google has been busy doing some spring cleaning in the past weeks, though it hasn’t forgotten to give us some new toys to play with as well, such as the freshly introduced Google Keep. Another thing that we can look forward to seeing is the redesigned Google Play.

It’s been months since Google Play received its last update and makeover, now it looks like Google is readying to unleash version 4.0, which the good folks at Droid Life has managed to get an early copy of.

As the quick walkthrough video shows, the new Play Store is still missing some sections, with the main page being the most prominent one. But from what we do get to see, it definitely borrows some UI elements from Google Now; expect to see brighter colors, cleaner layouts, and bigger pictures.

While the exterior is still being worked on, the app seems to be functional. Google has removed the annoying transit page that usually pops up whenever you hit the download button, which means there’s less clicking. The settings option has also been simplified.

In case you feel like going on an APK hunt, the full build number is 4.0.16. Hopefully we don’t have to wait until Google I/O in May to get the final version. Do you dig the new UI?

  • Hisham

    I think this new UI is a hint for the Android KLP, cool!!!

    • Guest

      +1 for that ,the ui of google keep is pretty similar too..

  • Hisham

    I think this new UI is a hint for the Android KLP, cool!!!

  • Apple has no chance now… Sad. XD

    • You mean now that Google is ripping off it’s encapsulated/card UI?

  • Such a long walkthrough… The guy really wants to speak.

  • Jose Santos


  • homi3kh

    I think KLP will be a Google Now look alike on every aspect of the Android system :D I love Google Now UI so much, even my up coming app, Chatix – Android Music Chart will be Google Now inspired ^_^

  • D101N

    I still do not see search filter for free, ad supported or paid apps?!

  • Greg

    Looks like the App Store before its redesign last year.

  • MasterMuffin

    I like the way Google is making its apps, simplicity and beautiful colors. Hint about KLP? Maybe we’ll get Google Now/Keep etc. Look to the whole Os!

    • Ivan Myring

      I kinda like the idea of this as kelp but I think it might not be as functional as holo.
      I’ve used sf launcher, the Google now style launcher and its pretty good but just not quite as good as Nova
      Also on an unrelated note, how come you are almost constantly on this site?

      • MasterMuffin

        ‘Cause why not? :)

    • +1 for that ,the UI of Google Keep is pretty similar too..

  • jimmy

    Please HELP what do we do now that flash player is not supported.anything we can do any option?:-)
    Thank u in advance