Google Play

It’s just over a year since Google rebranded the Android Market as Google Play and included music and video content to the store. Today Google has started rolling out an updated look for the Google Play store for Android. The updated store has a cleaner UI that Google say will make finding content easier and faster and that purchasing has been simplified.

My devices haven’t got the update yet and judging from the screen shots on the Google Android blog it looks like it’s more image focused than the original version. The updated store has started rolling out today for Android devices running 2.2 (Froyo) and up and Google say it should be on devices over the next couple of weeks.

The new design focuses on bigger images that jump off the page. Similarly themed content is grouped together so you can hone in on a magazine to read or an app to try. As you move down the page, new recommendations continue to appear so there is always more to see and explore. We’ve also simplified purchasing so you can breeze through checkout and get to enjoying your movie rental or other content.

The redesigned Google Play store app starts rolling out today for Android phones and tablets running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above. People around the world should see it over the next few weeks. Get ready for a simpler Google Play.


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