Google is rebuilding its Play Store for Android in some areas, but it’s far from being a big hit.
In theory, Google had several options up its sleeve for the App Store for Android and Chrome OS, as the conversion was conceivable in various degrees. Now you’re going a rather short route, the conversion of Android app is less drastic than we expected. After the first hint months ago, the new version is now slowly reaching users, but delivery again takes a lot of time.
Google Play Store is finally losing its navigation drawer
By far the biggest innovation can already be seen on the start page, as the button for the main menu (navigation drawer) is missing. Google moves the main menu, which can be opened to a different location from the left, which has already been implemented in other applications such as Google Maps and Google Photos. If you’re looking for your library and apps and games, tap your profile picture in the upper right corner of the new version.
As you can also see, not only is the main menu in a new location. Google has also changed the settings significantly. There is now a clear structure in only four main categories to be able to find desired settings more quickly.
- General – Auto update, etc.
- User Control – Fingerprint, etc.
- Family – Parental control, etc.
- About – Authentication, etc.
What else can come
As I mentioned in the preface, an even larger one was renewable. Not in terms of application, but in terms of content. Music and magazines have already been excluded, Google TV replaces previous movies and series apps, The Play Store can only be converted to apps in the long term. It is also important for the move that Google wants to introduce more web apps as an option in the Play Store.
Some time ago a completely redone My Apps area popped up, Has not been distributed over a large area to date. For example, it was observed that in future we would be able to share applications through Nearby Share. This update has not yet been recovered.