Google Play 4.0 could be new look app store arriving with Key Lime Pie
21st Mar 2013 | 10:38
Bigger icons and new button styles - what's not to like?
It's been a while since Google seriously overhauled the Play Store, but it looks like version 4.0 (we're currently on 3.10.14) is about to grace us with its presence.
The biggest change to date was when the search giant switched the name from Android Market to Google Play and implemented a major design revamp which gave us the building blocks of the store we have today.
Version 4.0 is still in development which means the preview shown in the video is missing some key parts - including the main landing page - but it looks like Google has tidied up the store.
Lists of apps look cleaner with larger icons making Google Play visually more appealing - although the down side of this is you get fewer results on screen at a time so you may find yourself doing some additional scrolling.
The frustrating "thanks for downloading" screen which you're currently pushed to every time you treat yourself to a new app looks to have been abolished in version 4.0, providing a more efficient user experience.
Other tweaks include various buttons receiving a little overhaul and app info pages getting cleaned up with a smarter design and larger icons.