Google is making some big changes to Google Play on Android, which you can expect to see in the upcoming days. The new Google Play should make it easier for users to find music, books, apps, and other content, which will, naturally, benefits both users and Google itself, as you cannot purchase things you cannot find. Functionality aside, the update includes a significant visual overhaul, which should also improve the overall browsing experience.
Google Play’s new design will focus on larger, eye-catching images, making it easier for users to see the kind of content that interests them. Similar content will be grouped together, which, again, should make it easier for users to find the kind of entertainment that suits their taste. If you are looking at apps, for example, kindred apps will appear alongside, helping you find and enjoy more of the same.
Google has also streamlined the checkout process, making it simpler than it was before. This is another update that’s going to save you time, but not money, making it even easier to purchase content. According to Google, users will now be able to “breeze through checkout,” which should come in handy for everyone involved.
The update will be rolling out gradually to all Android devices with Android 2.2 or later, so expect to see the new store at any time starting today. Keep in mind that it may also take several weeks, depending on which part of the world you’re in.
Can you see the updated version of Google Play yet? What do you think about it?