Google Play on Android refreshes its ‘My apps & games’ screen

Next time you’re managing apps from Google Play, you’ll notice a different look on your Android device.

Today, the Google Play app’s ‘My apps & games’ screen was refreshed. It now divides things into four sections — Updates, Installed, Library, and Beta. See? Nothing major going on. Google just tweaked the layout to be more useful.

The sections’ names are self-explanatory:

  • Updates: what updates (if any) are available
  • Installed: all apps currently installed on a specific device
  • Library: all apps you’ve installed over time
  • Beta: which apps you’re actively testing

It should be noted, too, that the Updates section now tells you the last time an app was updated. Developers might be motivated to keep periods between updates smaller with Google Play showing the frequency.

While Google didn’t say anything is rolling out as this is a minor update, we expect everyone to be moved to the new look quickly. It seems to be going live today for many people in different regions.

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.