New Google Play Update Brings Lots Of UI Tweaks, App Data Syncing


Google rolled out a brand new Google Play redesign back in April, but the company clearly wasn’t completely happy with the new look. It has already begun making minor design changes, which are rolling out now in another Google Play update.

In addition to the UI tweaks, Google has also added the ability to sync app data with your Google account to make your preferences consistent across all of your Android-powered devices.

Android Police spotted the update, and it has detailed all of the interface changes we can look forward to in this release. They include:

  • New, more colorful content sections buttons for apps, games, movies & TV, music, books, and magazines.
  • New ‘Open’ and ‘Uninstall’ buttons inside app descriptions.
  • A new wishlist interface that now displays saved content in a grid with their cards, rather than in a list.
  • Added price next to “Buy” option in app menus.
  • New light theme in Settings section replaces old dark theme.
  • Warning for large app updates.
  • “Update All” button is now displayed at all times when you have app updates waiting — even if there is only one.
  • New “redeem” interface for Google Play gift cards.

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In addition to all of this, Android Community has noticed that Google has also added the ability to sync app data with your Google account. This means that when you set up apps the way you like them, those settings should automatically appear in the same apps on your other Android devices.

We’re expecting to hear more about some of these changes from Google I/O later today. In the meantime, you can download the latest Google Play APK file from Android Police by clicking the source link below.