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Google Play Store starts rolling out new design... violates its own Material Design guidelines

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Google Play Store starts rolling out new design... violates its own Material Design guidelines

Google has started rolling out a new design for the Play Store... and it goes right against one of the fundamental principles of Material Design.

Namely, it uses nested tabs, a technique that Google explicitly says should not be used and instead recommends using content hierarchy in different forms.

So basically what you get now is a bunch of categories, and underneath another list of tabs, and in some cases even a third list of tabs with this new design of the Google Play Store.

New Google Play Store design

New Google Play Store design


Of course, this is not something major that will impact users in a big way, but it's strange that Google itself violates Material Design principles in such an obvious way. And here is a screenshot with Google's own instructions on how Material Design should actually be implemented.

Google Play Store starts rolling out new design... violates its own Material Design guidelines

source: 9to5Google

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