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Here’s what Google’s gorgeous Material Design looks like on the Play Store

Published Jul 14th, 2014 9:05AM EDT
Google Play Store: Material Design

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One of Google’s main I/O 2014 announcements is the company’s new design language – dubbed Material Design – which will be applied to all of Google’s properties, including Android L, Android and iOS apps, and web apps. Google has already demoed its Material Design concepts, providing explanations for its design choices and vision, but Android Police has obtained more details about what Material Design means for Google’s content store, sharing images of the upcoming Play Store redesign.

The publication says that the Play Store is “moving closer to compliance with Google’s Material Design guidelines,” and “content listing layout is evolving to put content at the forefront, with other information to follow.”

Listings for apps, movies, books and magazines will offer a more colorful experience, featuring “hero” images (or trailers) where appropriate. Apps, books and magazines will have special images, while movies and TV shows will get trailers instead of pictures.

Google is updating to Material Design both the web version of the Play Store, but also the phone interface, by adding the same hero images or trailers, replacing the gray with more white space, making “more careful use of typography” and adding more color to the pages belonging to a certain app, movie, or other piece of digital content.

It’s not clear when the newly redesigned Google Play Store will be available to users, but Google did say that it’s working on updating all its apps to Material Design this year.

Images showing the differences between existing and future Google Play Store design follow below, with more available at the source link.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.