Wednesday , June 20 2018

Google finally separates Apps and Games in new Play Store update, rolling out now

Google has finally heard the will of its Play Store customers, separating apps and games out in the newest update to the Play Store, which is (or should be) rolling out to users as a server-side switch very soon. Android Police reports that one of their readers has the updated Play Store, and you can see how it looks above.

Of course, it does appear to be a work in progress, which might explain why most users can’t see this yet. As you can see in the two screenshots below, while the front screen now separates out Apps and Games, the fly-out menu does not, combining them into My apps & games still.

Separating out apps and games makes a lot of sense; many users, like me, barely touch gaming on Android, but do make extensive use of apps, and it is very frustrating receiving games recommendations for things I will seriously never, ever use. It also means that the top charts, for those who like to see what’s trending, will be separated out as well, with top apps being shown separately to top games.

It’s a welcome move, and we can’t wait to see this change rolled out more generally soon, and we mean really soon.


Via: Android Police.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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