[Update: Again] Google begins rolling out Material Theme Play Store
Beginning on August 1st, customers around the globe started seeing the Material Theme revamp of Google Play on their units. There are over a dozen reports of individuals receiving it thus far. It’s not broadly rolled out, with many additionally having the look over that two week back-and-forth in June.
During that interval, Google rolled out new variations of the Play Store that enabled the redesign after sideloading the APK. However, subsequent updates that robotically adopted disabled the look.
This time round, there are reviews of the redesign energetic with model 15.8.23. That can be the case for some customers on 16.0.15, however pressure stopping/clearing cache in settings doesn’t allow it. Hopefully, that is the precise launch of the extremely anticipated revamp.
The most placing side of this Material Theme Play Store is how the app is now stark white. Google has eliminated the inexperienced (apps & video games), crimson (films & TV), and blue (books) accent colours from the app and standing bar. This shiny colour is especially placing within the “My apps & games” listing and listings. App names are actually way more distinguished, whereas the “What’s new” part sees higher spacing.
Orange has been stripped, however that coincides with Music not being included within the new backside bar. No longer a tab, that retailer remains to be accessible from the principally unchanged navigation drawer as “Browse music,” with shortcuts to the Play apps beneath.
Nested tabs, which violated Material tips, are gone because of backside navigation performing because the high-level switcher between the 4 predominant content material sections. The prime carousel is now used for classes like For You, Top Charts, Categories, Editors’ Choice, Family, and Early Access within the case of “Apps.” The Google Sans font is current in feeds, with new tab indicators, drugs, and different Material Theme components leveraged.
On Chromebooks and different giant screens, the underside bar is changed with a navigation drawer, whereas the total Google Play brand seems on the top-left. The Play Store expands to suit extra, however doesn’t scale to be edge-to-edge.