We first saw evidence of a new Google Play re-design last month in the form of a video walk through. But it appears that the new Google Play Store for Android is in the process of being tested by Google Staff in a process known as Dog-Fooding. Last night Google Staff member Eileen Rivera, who is part of the YouTube team and ex-TWIT network NetCaster from the All About Android show has posted – and since deleted – a screenshot of the new interface.
The screenshot shows a very nice clean ‘Holo’ style interface that seems very consistent with the last time we saw the re-design. Gone is the dark theme, replaced with a clean light interface. The screenshot shows the full array of Google Play services, but how the new Play Store layout will look when it hits Australia and other countries where sections of the Play Store such as Music are not available remains to be seen but shouldn’t present too much of an issue.
The only other change to what has been shown when the update is finally released would be the replacement of the Dog Food bowl in the top left of the screen and the addition of Google Play specific promotions.
The next time we see this new Play Store should be when it begins pushing out to Android devices, when this will actually be is the next question.
What do you think of the new layout? When do you think it will start rolling out?