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Google Redesigns Play Store to a Mixed Response

Google’s Play Store stayed more or less the same from a design perspective for a relatively extended period of time, but this didn’t stop the company from making some rather drastic changes recently. Suffice it to say that the overall design of the Play Store has been completely altered, but the thing about this is that most Android users are giving a rather mixed to negative response to these changes. One reason for this is that they feel like the changes have made the Play Store somehow less intuitive than it was with the previous design.

A big part of this redesign has to do with minimalism. Instead of the large number of tabs that you had previously, with the My Apps and Games page turning into a new Manage Apps and Device section instead. What’s more is that you now only have two tabs that you can look into, namely Overview and Manage. Overview pretty much just gives you an idea of how much space your apps are taking up as well as a scan of the apps on your system so that you can see whether or not you have any harmful apps that you might have accidentally ended up downloading.

Hence, the Overview tab doesn’t really provide any value or new information, and instead all of the tabs that you had previously required have been condensed into a single Manage tab. This actually really complicates things since you have to perform a lot more taps than might have been the case otherwise. It is entirely possible that Google has something planned which we do not yet fully understand, but suffice it to say that at this current point in time this update and redesign is really not going over all that well according to the vast majority of Android users that are responding to it.


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