At last! Google makes its new UI for the Play Store official

At last! Google makes its new UI for the Play Store official
Back in May, and then again a few days ago, we told you that Google was pushing out a new UI for the Google Play Store. And today, Google made the changes official; in fact, we now see the new UI on our Pixel 2 XL running Android Q beta 6. The updated Google Play Store UI uses Material Design which includes the Google Sans font. But there are other important changes to the app.

On mobile devices, Google has moved the navigation bar to the bottom of the screen. This makes it easier for users to reach on large screened handsets. On tablets and devices running Chrome OS, the navigation bar will be found on the left of the screen. Games and apps now have their own separate tabs which should make it easier to find a specific Play Store listing. Each listing now features more information near the top of the display including the number of reviews and average stars, the number of times the app/game has been installed, and the ESRB rating.

Even though the Google Play Store now uses Material Design, there is no dark mode and even with the system-wide Dark theme available with Android Q toggled on, the Play Store continues to appear in Light mode. Since this is a server-side update, there is nothing for you to do but sit back and wait for the new UI to hit your Android device.



4. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Okay so my S10 had the new Play Store UI for maybe a day or two and then all of a sudden it reverted back to the previous UI that was installed when i bought the device in the Spring. So I force Check for update inside settings within the Play Store and it says im up-to-date...however... I have a Galaxy S7 here with me that DOES have the new Play Store UI... am I missing something here? lol

2. AbhiD

Posts: 891; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

TBH, new playstore design is simply worse. The one before it looked better and the one during Marshmallow/Nougat looked even better. Not to mention, now less information fits in the same screen, no logical order to information on an app's page as earlier. This is certainly a mess.

3. WieXXX

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 03, 2019

couldn't agree more. It's hard to believe that Google take forever to change green to white, and put tab at the bottom.

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