Rumored design change for Google Play Store in Android 4.1

A leaked screenshot suggests that the Google Play Store will get a UI refresh for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

A new Google Play Store for Android 4.1? HDblog

The Android version of the Google Play Store will get yet another makeover , according to details hitting the Internet this week. Italian Android site HDblog (translate) obtained an image, which appears to show a new look for the app store that borrows from previous versions yet still resembles its desktop counterpart.

Appearing cleaner and clutter-free, the Google Play Store experience appears to offer quick access to the various types of content such as games, music, and books. The color-coded icons across the bottom mimic those found on the desktop version and the top left has what looks to be a drop-down menu.

It's unclear what the icon on the far right is, though most likely it would lead to a " devices " option that would give users the opportunity to purchase, say, a new tablet . Just for giggles, I'll posit that this should be a shortcut to a new magazines and newspapers subscription service that has been tossed around the blogsphere for a while.

Assuming this is not just a well-designed fanboy mockup, this Google Play Store may be part of the incremental changes in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. With Google I/O taking place in but two days' time, we'll find out soon enough .


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