Android users will soon see the download status of new apps installation on their home screen thanks to a Google Play Store update

The Google Play Store is making a minor yet needed adjustment to how the users view apps installation status on their Android devices. It finally displays the progress of new application downloads directly on the users' home screen. The upgrade was tested in May 2021 on the Android 12 Beta phase in detail before releasing the current edition. The update has now been made available to general users.

Users who have plenty of pending downloads and notifications to monitor may like the feature a lot. iOS (Apple) users already have access to a similar option for years on their iPhones and iPads.

The procedure of looking for & installing applications will not alter. But in the most recent version, hitting the green "Install" option in the Play Store opens a black-and-white image of the requested software on the users' next active homepage, complete with a status bar and the label "Downloading."

When this stage is over, the program will begin to install and the entire icon will show. To terminate an ongoing download, click the corresponding app to go straight to the Google Play page & end the download. The latest feature will be available for fresh application installations only, not for updates which must be downloaded on a regular basis.

Users would be enabled to see a complete menu of chats and Spaces on a unified page while operating Chat & Spaces, allowing it to be much simpler to browse and connect. Users will also be allowed to see the entire range of Mail & Label possibilities that are presently accessible in Gmail whilst remaining in the mailbox.

However, the Google Play Store currently allows users to download just one application at a time, so "Pending" applications will be put to the home screen rather than the primary applications list. Mail, Chat, Spaces, & Meet all seem to have an icon shape similar to a pill on the primary panel. The icons could be simply rearranged as soon as they emerge. Larger files & slow network connections will benefit from this.

The Play Store installation process appears to be complete on Android 11+ smartphones. There have been indications that many more people have begun to notice the functionality in the last month or so, although widespread accessibility only has recently happened.

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