Google rolls out new media focused design for Google Play store

Summary:Google has a full media ecosystem and to help highlight this content they are rolling out a new look for Google Play on Android devices.

Google rolls out new media focused design for Google Play store
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Google has come a long way over the past couple of years in getting a media ecosystem set up for Android, and there is no longer a gap between iOS and Android when it comes to music, books, magazines, movies, and TV shows. To continue with a focus on entertainment, especially with larger-screen Android smartphones and tablets, Google just announced a "fresh new look" for Google Play.

As you can see in the images on the Google blog, the new design has larger images to make content easier to find. Instead of the tabs for apps, music, books, magazines, and movies & TV on the left side, you will now see these options along the top, with games broken out from apps.

Google stated that new recommendations will appear as you scroll down the page. The new Google Play store app is rolling out on Android 2.2 and above devices starting on Tuesday, and you should see it in the next few weeks. I don't yet have it on my Android devices, so I can't tell you about my experiences.

I understand that Google also made the purchase process simpler, which is nice to hear. I rent movies and TV shows quite a bit since I travel and like having the content in my hand.

Topics: Mobility, Google, Smartphones, Tablets


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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