Oh, no! Google's Play Store icon losing its iconic shopping bag wrapper


Oh, no, modern design guidelines, why you do this to us! Google is apparently on the eve of ditching the iconic shopping bag that the Play Store triangle has been stamped on in the respective Android icon since, well... forever. 

This tote bag has been a staple on our home screen for a while now, but with the latest Play Store APK, the design оf the icon has been greatly simplified, it seems, along with the Store's sign in the app update notifications.

If you are impatient to try out the new design, sideload the APK below, or just wait for an official update to roll the new visuals to your phone. Do you like the icon more now without the bag?

Download Google Play Version: 7.8.16

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12 Comments

1. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I personally think it looks better this way

2. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 294; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

ME too... iphonearena is just trolling...

11. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Why call them 'iphonearena' for this? stop this bs and snap out of it

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I personally disagree.

3. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I miss the Android Market.

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I'm with you Zylam.... I think Play is the stupidest name for a place to go to get apps.

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6788; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I'll second that.

5. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

If I recall correctly Apple sued Google because " Market " was to close to " Store". Because consumers are to stupid differentiate between the two words.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Play "Store"

12. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Like to & too? ;-)

6. NoAllegiance unregistered

Meizu's Flyme OS removed the bag long time ago, too much triangles in google's apps.

10. underwood2012

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

I really like the new icon. My biggest problem with the article is the sentence syntax.

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