Report: Google Play user interface overhaul coming soon


Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is poised to make over its Play multimedia storefront, rolling out a more streamlined, user-friendly shopping experience.

Leaked screenshots obtained by Droid Life indicate Google Play version 4.0 will closely align with the Holo visual theme introduced in 2011 via Google's Android 4.0 mobile operating system update, adding new fonts for category section titles and larger images. Each individual app, movie or music page also includes larger images and icons. The overall layout remains consistent with the current Google Play UI, however, with search results displayed in much the same way.

Droid Life said it obtained the Google Play images during a trial rollout. Google has not responded to requests for comment.

Google Play (formerly Android Market) launched in October 2008 and now boasts more than 700,000 Android apps, keeping pace with archrival Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store. The digital storefront received its last significant UI overhaul two years ago.

For more:
- read this Droid Life article
- read this CNet article

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