Google Play design update starts rolling out to Android devices

Few days ago, Google teased major design update to its apps store – Google Play. Today, the update slowly starts rolling out to Android devices around the world.

In the new design, you get two tabs that categorize the content on Google Paly under – Apps & Games, and Entertainment tab. Underneath Apps & Games you get further options like Top Charts, Games, Categories, and Family.

While under the Entertainment tab, it has Movies & TV, Music, Books, and Newsstand. Then under Music we have Top Songs, Top Albums, New Releases etc.

The two tab design achieves much simpler interface compared to six sections before – Apps, Games, Music, Movies & TV, Books, and Newsstand.

With this major material design update, Google aims to make navigation and finding your favourite apps inside the Play store easier. Along with new animations and scrolling effects to make the Play store more appealing to browse.

In addition to the design update, Google has added fingerprint authorization support for your purchases, although only available for devices running Android Marshmallow achieved by its built-in fingerprint support.

Since fingerprint authorization is available on Android Marshmallow only, that limits the functionality to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, along with HTC One A9, which is coming out early November.

But even if you are already using the latest Nexus device, fingerprint authorization is turned-off by default. You need to manually turn it on by going into Play store settings then selecting “Fingerprint authentication” which indicates – “For Google Play purchases on this device”.

The update is rolling out to Android devices slowly starting last night, if you don’t have the new design on your Google Paly yet, just few more hours or days, its coming soon.

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