Screenshots of Google Play Store 5.0 with material design leaked
Google might soon roll out a new iteration of the Play Store app v5.0 with the company’s Material Design concept, suggests the screenshots of the early build that have been leaked. The search engine giant appears to bring more vivid colors to the already Material Design guided Play Store app to provide a splendid visual feel.
This upcoming version of the Google Play app might feature a revamped top bar that will merg the section name with the category tabs. Moreover, it appears like this iteration will feature all the section names such as Apps, Games, Movies, Books and Newsstand with new color combinations that are not only brighter but also more vivid than in the existing version.
These early build screenshots were leaked by Android Police and the source claims that these changes are not major, but it appears like this version of the application might be rolled out in time with the Android L release. The adaptive card based interface is similar to the latest design vision of Google.
From the screenshots, it is clear that the obvious change is the color palette and a re-styled category tabs as mentioned above. But, the visual changes are not restricted with the front page. Some promo pages that are left barren in the existing version of Play Store have also received a similar facelift. They appear to have received a bigger focus on the color blocks and hero images, thereby revising the appearance of associated content.
Furthermore, besides the revised Play Store icon, the APK also includes five ic_launcher files and these correspond to all of the Play apps and extra icon. Also, there are additional strings for per-device restoration capabilities. The process would allow users to restore batches of applications on a per-device basis and if the user is setting up a new tablet, it would be useful in restoring the apps and data from a specific tablet by ignoring the applications that are already downloaded on any other device.
While all these aspects are yet to be confirmed with an official word from Google, it is evident that the Android L roll out will do it.