Google Refreshes Look of Play Store for Android Devices
Google today relaunched the Google Play Store with a fresh new design. The Google Play Store app for both Android smartphones and tablets has been updated to reflect to new appearance of the store. According to Google, the new Play Store offers larger images and does a better job of grouping together similar content. Items are arranged on virtual cards, similar to how Google Now behaves on Jelly Bean devices. The store is also more colorful, as it does away with the dark theme of the older version. The revised storefront also offers more personalized app and content recommendations, and a quicker check-out process. The redesigned Google Play store app will be available today for Android phones and tablets running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above.
Google Adjusts Google Now Cards and Search
Google has updated the appearance of its Google Now and Google Search tools on Android devices to match the company's new design motif. First and foremost, the apps adopt the new logo and font changes Google made earlier this week.
Google Play Store Update Hitting Android Devices
Google has redesigned the Play Store and is pushing the new version to Android devices this week. The refreshed content store is significantly altered and makes locating apps, games, movies, TV, and music easier on the eyes thanks to new tabs.
Google Play Store Begins Adding 4K Movies
Google today said the Google Play Movies & TV store is now offering a small selection of 4K (Ultra HD) movies. About 125 titles can be purchased or streamed in 4K.
Google Brings Standalone Apps to Android Wear 1.0 Hardware
Google this week updated some of its Play Store policies that will improve the availability of apps for older Android-based smartwatches. Specifically, Google has made multi-APK apps available to Android Wear 1.0 devices.
Google to Drop Support for Android Market in Eclair and Older
Google today said it will no longer support the Android Market application on devices running Android 2.1 Eclair and older after June 30. Once the change takes place, devices running those operating systems will no longer have access to the Android Market, which was the original app store for Android devices.
A lot of low-end phones are coming out with 4.0 I am surprise this update even supports 2.2.
The original Droid was my first smartphone on Verizon, I won't touch another Motorola ever again.