Play Store to Get Refreshed in Android 4.4
Android 4.4 is on everyone’s lips lately, but so far we don’t have may details about the new Android iteration. Even though KitKat is a well kept secret, leaks are happening every day and so we’ve learned that Android 4.4 might bring a refresh for Google Play Store.
As usual, the guys at Android Police are on top of the problem and somehow got their hands on some screenshots of the revised Play Store and had the kindness to show them to the world.
The new Play Store that will most likely be released in the same time with Android 4.4 KitKat has a couple of minor tweaks that check with Google’s card-based and slide-out navigation philosophy. In the new Google Play Store you will be able to use a “‘hamburger’-style slide-out navigation” to move through sections easier. In the slide-out navigation you will find options like Store home, My apps/movies & TV/etc, Shop, My Wishlist and Redeem.
Since the My Apps, My Wishlist and Redeem options have been moved to the new navigation bar, the dotted menu only has two options (Settings and Help) now.
AP also writes that more UI transformations are on the way, so you should expect a design that is a reminiscent of the latest Gmail update.
The same publication writes that Google Play Store 4.4 will be supported by the handsets running Android 2.2 and later and that it will be launched synchronized with the Android 4.4 KitKat debut. Unfortunately, the Google Play Store 4.4 APK is not available for download at the moment.
Even though the screenshots in the gallery below are the incontestable proof that Android 4.4 KitKat will bring a refreshed Play Store, we still can’t know for sure what to expect as the app is still in testing so anything might be changed by the time it’s being released.