This is the Play Store’s Google Material Theme redesign [Gallery]


Notable Materials Theme redesigns in latest weeks have included Gmail for Android and Google Drive. The subsequent main one may very well be for the Play Retailer, with 9to5Google this night efficiently enabling a major revamp for the app retailer with version 14.5.52.

About APK Perception: On this ‘APK Insight’ put up, we’ve decompiled the newest model of an software that Google uploaded to the Play Retailer. After we decompile these recordsdata (referred to as APKs, within the case of Android apps), we’re in a position to see varied strains of code inside that trace at attainable future options. Understand that Google could or could not ever ship these options, and our interpretation of what they’re could also be imperfect. We’ll attempt to allow these which might be nearer to being completed, nonetheless, to indicate you ways they’ll look within the case that they do ship. With that in thoughts, learn on.

Like Drive, Google Play’s redesign is critical for adopting a backside bar. The 4 tabs spotlight Dwelling, Video games, Films & TV, and Books, with every that includes a Materials Theme icon that has a largely hole inside and daring outlines. When in view, every is themed of their respective inexperienced, purple, or blue accent colour.

There isn’t any devoted tab for accessing music within the backside bar, however there’s a new “Browse music” shortcut within the navigation drawer, which is usually unchanged save for Materials Theme icons.

On the prime of the Play Retailer is a brand new search bar with extra rounded corners and an elevated shadow impact. The trace now reads “Search apps & games,” “Search Movies & TV,” or “Search Books” as an alternative of the Google Play wordmark. Lastly, there’s a new Materials Theme microphone icon on the proper.

Due to the underside bar, the Play Retailer not wants nested tabs. The primary (and solely carousel) on the prime doesn’t options icons for sections like For You, High Charts, Classes, Editors’ Selection, and so forth.

Carousels for apps characteristic bolder part headers, whereas the “More” icon has been changed by a proper arrow to open. As you possibly can see right here, apps all characteristic rounded sq. icons per the latest Google Play guidelines.

The App Information web page has been redesigned with the Google Sans font, which is very notable for the app title. Purposes that aren’t put in characteristic a full-width button to take action with extra rounded corners.

In the meantime, app classes and different labels — like “#1 Top Grossing” — have been moved beneath screenshots and the app description. When putting in, the obtain indicator is not a straight line, however is now round and across the app icon.

Elsewhere, the “My apps & games” display screen options new tabs the place sections like Updates and Put in usually are not higher cased. Objects right here not characteristic gentle grey line separators, whereas there’s additionally a “Permissions” part.

This Google Materials Theme for the Play Retailer remains to be in growth, with some elements of the UI that we managed to activate unfinished.

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