Google (GOOG) on Tuesday took the wraps off its redesigned Play Store for Android smartphones and tablets. In line with earlier rumors, the new marketplace includes brighter colors, larger images and an interface inspired by Google Now. Other changes include auto-update being enabled for all apps by default and the removal of the application download/installation screen. The Google Play redesign is meant to make finding new content through the company’s marketplace easier than ever before, with similar content grouped together and more recommendations. The new Google Play Store will begin rolling out to smartphones and tablets running Android 2.2 and above starting on Tuesday.

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