It seems like Google is prepping up a major update for Play Store with redesigned interface that goes more in sync with Material Design. The new interface will be separating content based on apps and entertainment. Also Read - Google Android 12 for TV rolling out with some much-needed features: Check details
Krill Grouchnikov, a UI engineer at Google shared an image on his Google+ profile that offers a sneak-peek at the upcoming interface change. From the image, the new Play Store will most likely comprise of two tabs – apps and entertainment. Also Read - Netflix launches 3 new Android games on Play Store: Wonderputt Forever, Knittens, Dominoes Cafe
The apps section seems to include categories such as Top Charts, Games, Categories and Family among others. Similarly, the entertainment section will include Movies & TV, Books, Music and Newsstand among others. Also Read - Steam support coming to Chrome OS devices soon
Krill also shared a couple of other photos, one of which shows the evolution of Google Play Store user interface from the initial version to the upcoming version, whereas the other is a GIF image showing the elastic animation of new interface at work.
When switching between two tabs, there is a smooth animation that impeccably replaces both the tags and headings of the page that you are viewing. The top part of the page comprise of hero images that displays content that is curated by Google’s Play Store team.
Looking at the images, we’re impressed and excited to try out the refreshed interface. While Krill didn’t specify any specific timeline for the rollout of new Play Store interface, he did mention that it’s coming ‘soon’.