Google Play Store News & Updates: Google Rolls Out New UI And Enhanced Detection System Vs Hackers

By Marrianne Salvador ledesma , Updated Nov 07, 2016 06:20 PM EST
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It has been a year since Google Play Store got its UI update. As such, Google has been experimenting a new look for Google Play. Some minor updates have begun rolling out to some devices.

As previously teased alongside Google Pixel's release last month, Google Play will get a new design and user interface. These changes include a new color scheme, larger icon sizes, and never-before-seen Google Play Store UI.

New Look of Google Play Store

As readers of Android Police already know, the new Google Play Store will sport a darker shade of green color scheme. Google is also trying a carousel-like app organization as shown in the image below:

Google Play Store will also exhibit a larger install button to make ease for users with chunky fingers.

Likewise, the "More Information" feature that was previously located under the app description has been moved next to the developer information. The developer info area was also reworded.

Security Updates vs Hackers

"We strive to continuously make Google Play the best platform for enjoying and discovering the most innovative and trusted apps. Today we are announcing additional enhancements to protect the integrity of the store," Search Quality Analyst Kazushi Nagayama and Product Manager Andrew Ahn posted a few days ago at Android Developers.

This means that aside from its enhanced appearance, the new update will also come with security updates. As per NeuroGadget, Google is exerting its utmost effort to combat rampant fraud activities on Google Play Store. Hackers threaten the legitimacy of the store as they write fake reviews and other illegitimate activities that harm legal developers.

"We observe instances of developers attempting to manipulate the placement of their apps through illegitimate means like fraudulent installs, fake reviews, and incentivized ratings. These attempts not only violate the Google Play Developer Policy, but also harm our community of developers by hindering their chances of being discovered or recommended through our systems," the statement further reads.

As such, Google Play is also rolling out improved detection and filtering systems to combat such illegitimate activities.

Although there has been no information yet when will the new Google Play Store is to come to all android devices, consumers are to expect this update once Google has completed its experiments. Stay tuned for more exciting updates!

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