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Google redesigns Play Store app with card-based interface

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EMBARGO 4/9/13 google play store redesign
EMBARGO 4/9/13 google play store redesign

The Play Store has never been the most attractive item in Google's Android app portfolio, but it's getting a major makeover today. As previously leaked, the redesign does away with the dark theme in favor of a colorful new interface that uses the Google Now-style cards metaphor to display a stream of recommendations. Images are bigger, icons are clearer, and from what we've seen it looks to be a big improvement that falls in line with Google's new-found focus on design. That said, we'll have to wait for it to roll out completely before passing further judgement — some users on Android 2.2 and above should start seeing it from today, but Google says it'll take a few weeks to reach everyone.