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Google Play Store app updated, brings "Recently Updated" section and improved notifications

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There's a new version of the Google Play store app rolling out as we write these very lines, and no, this isn't just your typical maintenance update. Some new and welcome improvements have been added to the application's feature set, such as the "Recently Updated" section present in the "My Apps" category. As the name implies, apps that have been recently updated are listed there, which may be useful for users who have a ton of applications installed on their device. Also, update notifications are handled differently. Instead of getting a dozen of them in the notification panel after a successful update, all update notifications are combined into one single notification.

Other changes found in Google Play 4.3.10 aren't that significant, but are still welcome nonetheless. While browsing through the Books catalog, for example, users are presented with both the full list and the discount prices of the title they're checking out. Also, downloading a game that's compatible with Google Play Games services may trigger a notification asking the user if they want to download the Google Play Games application as well. 

That's pretty much all for now as the rest of the changes include nothing but minor UI tweaks – rearranged buttons, different graphics placement and the likes. If the new version of the Google Play app hasn't reached your Android smartphone or tablet yet, expect it to land over the coming days. 


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posted on 05 Aug 2013, 23:10

1. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)


cool!

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 23:43

2. dorianb (Posts: 422; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Why is my DROID DNA still showing 4.1.0?
Now I have the sads. (_ _ * )

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 01:16

5. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 352; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Android Police will help you..

www.androidpolice.com/2013/08/05/download-latest-google-play-store-4-3-10-with-new-recently-updated-section-combined-update-notifications-new-episode-notifications-and-more-teardown/

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 00:16 2

3. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


when does the google add "purchased apps"????
when does Google change the view? these cards are so confusing
= not using google play, just for updated = useless to browse the apps = very very slow app browsing

I really can not imagine someone uses the android google play app for app browsing.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 06:03 2

7. joey41 (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Google play is much quicker than apple app store

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 00:23

4. Topcat488 (Posts: 1170; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


On the OG-Note that i'm STILL in LOVE with and using, has all this but in setting it says version 4.1.10... But still it's exactly the same as this Version 4.3.10... (",") Yayyyy, yeah.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 04:01 4

6. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 203; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


"all update notifications are combined into one single notification"
Thank You... Praise Jesus!!! I hate getting every single notification on the pull down menu of each single app that successfully updates or needs an update.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 14:04

8. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I don´t know if I got it right but the "Recently Updated" section present in the "My Apps" category." has ever been in my phone since 4.0.4...

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 03:15

9. dbareis (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


The whole idea of "recently updated" is stupid and badly executed, what we really want is for sort actions (and a default sort option) on the "INSTALLED" and "ALL" lists. So alphabetic and installed time would be two ways, bonus points for "first installed time". Even better would be if the lists were able to be filtered by text you type and/or you could search within your own apps.

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