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Google Play Store picks up a new icon and notifications

If you’ve been into the Android scene for a while, you might remember way back before Google Play when we still had the Android Market to download apps. The icon had a little green Android on a shopping bag to fit in with that era’s skeuomorphic design on everything, for better or worse.

Even after Google made the swift switch to Google Play for everything, they still kept the little shopping bag. Now, years after Android’s inception and subsequent app store changes, the shopping bag is finally gone. The newest versions of the Play Store are adopting a new icon that’s just the Play triangle icon, which makes more sense as the central hub to everything digital that Google offers.

The app update isn’t all about the icon, though. The notifications for app installs and updates are slightly different, as they also abandon the shopping bag for the Google Play icon.

It’s a small update, but it keeps moving forward Google’s plan to make everything related to Google Play a bit more uniform and streamlined.

source: Android Police


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid and an unhealthy obsession with fixing things that aren't broken. This accidentally led to being the go-to guy for anything more complicated than a toaster, which he considers more of a curse than a blessing. Jared is enrolled in online classes at the University of Phoenix, and spends his spare time on video games and listening to music.