Google Play Store app next for a Material Design overhaul

The Google Play Store app itself is the next to receive an overhaul from Google, bringing with it a new design and handy new features.

Google has been steadily working its way through its roster of Android apps, supplying them with new features and giving them a new look inspired by Material Design. That’s the bold new design language it used to create Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Google UI engineer Kirill Grouchnikov has taken to the company’s social network to announce an impending Google Play Store update.

“Coming soon to your Android device(s),” he writes. “The latest release of Play Store has full-height drawer, real-time card shadows on L , consistent visuals and scrolling in My Apps and a brand new My Account page. The rest you’ll need to hunt down on your own :)”

As you can see from the attached image, the new Google Play Store will be more in keeping with stock Android 5.0 as experienced on various Nexus and Motorola devices to date. That will also extend to consistent animations and classy real time shadows (though the latter will only be for Lollipop users).

There’ll also be a new section for managing your accounts, with the ability to add or modify your payment options. You’ll also have easier access to all of the apps you’ve purchased or downloaded through the Play Store.

Keep your eyes peeled, because the Google Play Store app should be updating any day now.

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