Alleged screenshots showing the next version of the Google Play Store Android app have apparently hit the web, detailing some new features that are supposedly coming soon – possibly together with the official Android 4.4 KitKat launch.
Android Police has gotten its hands on the screenshots below, which reveal a complete redesign of the Play Store app in version 4.4.
The images are certainly interesting, as they highlight Google’s continuous fine-tuning of its Play Store experience. A “’hamburger’-style slide-out navigation” is now present, making it easier to navigate through the store’s various sections – the list includes Store home, My apps/movies & TV/etc, Shop, My Wishlist and Redeem.
Purported Play Store 4.4 screenshots | Image credit: Android Police
That also means that the menu has now only two options available, Settings and Help.
The publication further notes that a more card-like design is coming to the user interface of the app in the future, with “UI transformations” being “akin to the latest Gmail update.”
Google Play Store 4.4 will reportedly be compatible with devices running Android 2.2 and higher, and will be available “at the very minimum” together with KitKat – apparently it’s in testing on devices running Android 4.4. An APK for Play Store 4.4 isn’t available to download at this time.
Purported Play Store 4.4 screenshots (left and center) vs Play Store 4.3 screenshot | Image credit: Android Police
Naturally, this isn’t confirmed news, so take it with the appropriate amount of salt, especially since the publication says this is the “work-in-progress UI from the next major update to the Play Store app for Android.” Things can certainly change by the time the app becomes available.
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The playstore is usually the last to leak before a new OS version. Let’s start the rumor train!
That started months ago.
And i think he missed it.
I think you are both right. I was pretty tired when I wrote this – the train part is indeed silly.
A bit exaggerated when you said complete redesign.
The writer must be from Apple.
No, the writer is an android writer on the android site.
Don’t you know humor when you see it?
Humor does not exist when voiced opinions in text when input in an unnecessary manner.
Navigation Drawer… what is with this hamburger stuff…
From the screenshots, nothing much as compared to the current play store, may be a few tweaks here and there.
Newer holo sidebar UI, me gusta
I hate the new Playstore!! It is sooo laggy and wont connect on the internet if the phone is on 2G or slow Wifi where the previous Playstore worked!
You might wish to idk….get a better signal….
Nothing loads on 2G as the speeds are 200KB/S
What’s interesting is that the screen shots look to be taken on a jelly bean device based on the leaked images for nexus and 4.4 KitKat.
What is the appropriate amount of salt? I have a tablespoon…is that enough? ;-)
Gripes aside, Play Store>Playstation Store