You know those beautiful bold colors that were supposed to make out Material Design? Yup, we've been kissing them for a long time now and it looks like they were stripped away from one more app on your phone: the Play Store.
A couple of users have started watching a new title, and replace them with a white one. It also takes away the green background behind the What's new section for changelogs and replaces it with white. It also takes away the gray background. The only real addition is a big green Install button.
There are plenty of other downloads and recommendations, as well as a mysterious lack of round indicators for download numbers, categories, and review score. The latter could be a sign that this UI is still in development, however, because they can not be … Google turned them completely white unless. I kid, I kid. Partially.
Below is the current interface I see on my device (left) and what shows up on the new design (right). So you can make your eyes on the disappearance of color and shape.
This does not seem to be a problem because we do not know how to add a bit of color or texture back.
The new Play Store design appears to have hit more and more users over the past couple of months, so we thought we'd update this post to bring it back to your attention. The design seems to be a little more complete now, with the number of downloads, and PG rating. We also get a glimpse (below the middle screenshot) at how beta testing apps will show up. Hint: not a lot of color either. Thanks to everyone who sent this in
I can not say that I'm a fan of this design yet, but it feels more complete than when we first spotted it. It's still very white and can use some more differentiation between all the elements.
More white menus and screens
Another week, another iteration on this design. While I've got the interface, above other users have started reporting a similar interface, but this time for the side menu (including new shortcuts to open Google's other apps) My apps section, Notifications, Wishlist, and more. Surprisingly, for those who have the design below, the app pages are not transformed into the all-white look above. They remain the same we've had for years. Server-side tests and all. Thanks, Raghunath Kulkarni, @HunterHubers.
Again, again, again
This white Play Store design keeps rolling on and off, showing up for some users, reverting back to the original design for others. It's not final yet, it has not rolled out to everyone yet, but we keep getting tips about it so we thought we'd bring this post to your attention again.
Once more, the white Play Store redesign is making waves among users. This latest iteration is very similar to what we've got before, but a little more refined. A new Account screen is showing up, also white, with reorganized horizontal tabs for Preferences, Rewards, Order history, and Family.
Again, this layout is not available to all and will appear a few times over the next months (I sound like a broken record now). Progress is being made with each resurgence and there are fewer screens with the old green look, so it looks like we're nearing the full redesign state.
Thanks to + Salah The Dentist and everyone else who sent this in!
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