Google might revamp the layout of the Play Store's desktop version, this is how it might look

It's been a while since Google last decided to dust off the desktop web version of its Play Store app repository, but from the looks of it, a new refreshment of the interface is imminent. Several sources claim that Google is currently testing a new layout for the Play Store. 

Currently, as you most likely know, when you open the page of a given app, the Play Store suggests some similar ones all the way at the bottom of the page, which is not quite intuitive and user-friendly. 

Google seems to be aware of this - according to a leaked screenshot of a test layout for the Play Store, Mountain View might be poised to bring the similar app suggestions to the right side of the screen, in a dedicated sidebar. Other apps from the same developer are also being shown.

Say what you want, but that seems like a more user-friendly suggestion, as it is somewhat more "involving" and potentially allowing users to discover new apps more easily. And Google will undoubtedly benefit from this. 

What do you think about this new layout? 

source: GoogleSystem via GSMDome



1. Biernot unregistered

The Google Playstore is boring. It´s hard to find new good apps

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not Google's fault if you can't read really. There is a section of 'New Releases' which are further sub-categorized in 'Top New Apps', 'Top Selling Apps', 'Top New Games', etc.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5814; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

All of them, Google Play, Apple AppStore, Amazon AppStore, Windows Phone Store are quite bad at this IMO IMO mainly because there are too many crappy apps or freemium apps

4. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol as if you don't use any those kind of apps.

8. ahfoun

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

hi, just wanna ask, what does IMO actually means, thanks in advance

9. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

IMO = In my opinion

5. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

I accidentally got it last week, but now the layout has returned to the current one.

6. steelew

Posts: 222; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

This layout has been around for a while and it sucks! You can't scroll through the suggested apps any more. If i used my 23" monitor in portrait, it might be cool but I don't. #FWP

7. Deadeye37

Posts: 312; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

For being so good at search, the play store sucks for finding stuff. Maybe this update will include such groundbreaking features like filters & advanced search. Is it too hard to be able to list my apps by purchase date under My Apps?

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