Google Play Store gets small update with new UI and mysterious new syncing options

Google Play Store gets small update with new UI and mysterious new syncing options
For a while, there were rumors that Google would be releasing a newsstand or News section of the Google Play Store, but those rumors have died away and been replaced with the mysterious new Google Play Games, which is not only said to be part of the big keynote at I/O tomorrow, but it is decidedly the first time the "Google Play" moniker actually makes perfect sense. The name has always been a bit hit (Play Movies/Music) or miss (Play Books/Magazines). 

Well, on the eve of what is expected to be a pretty interesting Google I/O, Google has pushed a small update to the Google Play Store. On the surface, there isn't much of a difference to the new version (4.1.6). As far as UI differences, all that is new is that the section banners have gotten a redesign to be full color, rather than white with each section's color as accents; the "open", "install", and "uninstall" buttons on each app page have been respaced; and, wishlists have been redesigned to show items in rows of three.

But, underneath the hood, Google Play Services has new syncing options for "App Data" and "People Details". It's unclear what each is for exactly, but it is assumed that they are base services for Play Games, which has been said to offer game save syncing as well as friends and leaderboard tracking. 

source: Droid Life



1. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Please fix part where I go to my apps than all apps amd if I scroll down delete an up thatbot doesn't take me back to the top

4. syazmie97

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

you can always delete multiple app by holding the item. theres an option you can delete them multiple

7. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Haha wow thanks greatly appreciated it

2. szeifryl

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Last week my nexus7 suddenly restarted then when im about to see some apps on the store im amaze that the play store changed and its the same like this on the picture, and then after a day it came back to its old look when i restarted my tablet. Hmmmmm nice new ui though, hihi

3. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

all i see is microsoft design with this flat colorful design

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I don't like all the SW and Nexus 4 evidence cause one thing is yet to materialize, FHD Nexus 7 scores or pictures. I can wait a little longer but will be disappointed if not even a little mention of the thang.

6. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

What I really want in a Google Play Store update is Podcast support - let me subscribe to podcasts from the Store and then I can listen to them in Google Play Music.

8. gadget2940

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I have a entry level smart phone...doesn't have much memory on it. With all of the pre-installed apps that are there, Google Play services pushes my phone into almost full capacity. When I begin the download to install Google play services, it tells me it's 6.51 mb--which my phone has plenty of room for, HOWEVER, when it actually installs, it's almost 14mb, which loads my phone WAY up. I can't get any of the pre-installed apps off, so is google going to offer a smaller package for people like me?? I would love to get that annoying alert off my phone for good and install it, but I can't keep it on there while it mysteriously grows into a LARGE file...any ideas?

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