Google Play is set to receive a major revamp in coming days which will see the creation of Apps & Games and Entertainment tabs, amongst other changes. Currently, the Google Play homepage shows combined contents from all the sections including Apps, Games, Movies and TV, Music, Newsstand, and Books.
The redesign was teased by Kirill Grouchnikov, a user interface engineer on the Android project atGoogle, who shared an image of the Google Play redesign over the years in a Google+ post. In one of the images, the new design which will likely replace the current interface was visible.
There are not many details about the new design; though by looking at the image, it is clear that the ‘Entertainment’ tab will have content from movies and TV, music, books, and the newsstand. The ‘Apps & Games’ tab will feature apps and games, along with sub-tabs for top charts, games, and categories among others.
The new Google Play interface definitely looks simpler compared to the current setup with six tabs for Apps, Games, Movies & TV, Music, Books, and Newsstand appearing on top on mobile device. Below the six tabs lie sub-tabs for New + Updated Games, Popular Apps + Games, Movies Top Charts, and New + Updated Apps among others.
Unfortunately, Grouchnikov has not detailed any time-frame for the new Google Play redesign rollout, but we can expect it to hit the Play Store soon.
In his Google+ post, Grouchnikov announced that he will no longer be a part of the Play Store team and confirmed will join the frameworks team. “Android Market / Play Store has been my work home for the last (almost) six years. Now that I’m moving to the frameworks team, the story of Play Store will not be mine to tell – if I could even ever lay such a claim to begin with, since it’s always been a team effort, and I was the self-selected messenger of all things pixels,” he said.
Separately, the Google Play v5.10.29 app has started rolling out to users, Android Police reports. The website adds that the highlight of the update will be the new Google Play text logo, which now follows the new Google logo design language. The update will also ‘allow users to copy changelogs and descriptions from mobile devices.