Google Play Store may soon get a Material Design makeover

Google Play Store may soon get a Material Design makeover
Admittedly, that headline should have the added phrase "as we all know, and is not a surprise" tacked on somewhere, but the way it goes with Google is that we always know when something is happening. It's more an issue of when and how things will happen. We all know that a Material Design makeover is coming to Android and all Google Apps, but the makeover may come sooner than expected to the Google Play Store.

We know that the Play Store is going to get a Material Design overhaul, but some leaks coming out now make it seem like the change could potentially come before the Android L update. Although, whenever the update comes, it looks pretty good. Material design looks to push Google's UI habits to the limit - more image intensive, cleaner, and (hopefully) more intuitive. The leaked screens show that Google is pushing for more video in the Play Store, because those are getting featured front and center. The store also looks to be making the change from grey tones to white, and the share buttons are moving away from the action bar and into the listings a little deeper. 

Google has been pushing out the Material Design updates to various products already, like the web version of Google Drive. So, there's no guarantee that the update to the Play Store will wait until Android L drops, which is likely to happen in October or November, based on Google's Nexus history. 



1. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

bring it on...

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Am I the only one waiting for a Android L ROM to be available for their phone?

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

The wait will make it all the sweeter. I'm hooked, but I'm Nexus all the way. So sorry, but yeah it's pretty slick.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm very tempted to flash L dev preview, but I still want xposed Hopefully the xposed dev updates xposed to support ART when Android L is released

2. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Grey to white? Well, it'll be dark green to light green on GS5.

3. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yes please..the Android Green is getting old.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Not a huge difference to be seen...

7. potatosalad

Posts: 40; Member since: May 07, 2012

i have a doubt that OEMs will not follow Android L's philosophy. maybe Apps developer and Games developer will. so I suggest, if you want pure L's UI go Nexus.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

HTC, Samsung and LG have already adapted their UI to modern and flat all around...

8. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I like it as it is right now. Changes are always welcomed though

9. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Finally i couldn't stand that same green feel to the play store. I wonder what else will be themed before L drops

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