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Google Play app updated with personalized 'Recommended for You' section

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The Google Play app has been updated to include a "Recommended for You" section based on selections chosen by friends or fellow app owners.

Google Play stock 1020
Google Play stock 1020

Google has added a new "Recommended for You" section to the Play store app using the same engine that populates the Nexus 7's "Recommended on Play" widget. The section provides a list of apps that might be the right fit for you by showing those that are popular with "similar people" or users who own your installed apps, as well as selections that your Google+ friends have graced with a +1 — a feature that we've also seen in the web version of the store. Thankfully, Google also lets you remove items from the list with the help of a hide button, although it's unclear whether or not the changes are permanent or if the hidden apps will eventually show up at a later time.