Ever since Google introduced material design, it’s pushing it step by step on all over Android. As of now, most of Google’s mobile apps has already applied the new design language and philosophy. Now, Google seems to be rolling out a new update for the Play Store app which enables a new card-style layout.
With this update, users will be able to navigate through app listing via this new card-style layout. Google will most probably roll out this feature to Android 7.1 Nougat users first including its own Pixel lineup. Other smartphones running all other versions of Android might get this update in coming weeks. Currently, there are only handful of devices are available which runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. We have the Nexus 6P running on Android 7.1 Nougat Beta, but we aren’t seeing this update yet.
However, it is not yet clear how this new layout will work. The below video shows that with this new layout, the app listing appears in a new card style. And, you can see this app listing easily by swiping between them.
With this new layout, Google has removed the app category and ‘Similar” apps options right beneath the ‘Install” button. Now, we only see the number of downloads and overall rating of the app. Google has also slightly updated the green colour which we see on the Play Store.