Google Play Version 4.0 Detailed And Previewed In New Video


Oh how we love an early look at new and exciting things which is why we’re loving this preview look of version 4.0 of Google’s Play store. The good folks at Droid-Life managed to get their hands on an APK and revealed a new Holo-style look for the Play Store. It’s clearly a preview version as many pages are blank, and a good part of the layout looks very similar to what we’re seeing today.

There’s no sign as to when this will go live and with Google I/O just two months away, it’s possible we may not see it till then. If you do see version 4.0.16 however, we’d love to hear about it. Hit the video below and the source link below for more images and detailed descriptions.


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  • Kit Pogi


  • sonny souvannarath

    Thumbs up if your happy that “Thank you for downloading” page is gone! It was such a pain in the ass to have to press back! lol

    • NYCTheBronx

      Rofl. Yeah, that was a bit irritating.

  • Tidbits808

    admob thing has been moved into Google services app right? I think that’s why it was removed.

    • No all ad removing apps aren’t allowed in the play store now because it interferes with third party servers or some crap in an unauthorized way

      • Tidbits808

        Did you even watch the video? We are not talking about ad removing apps. We are talking about the ADMOB settings found in Play Store settings which is also in Google settings. 4.0.16 removed that setting which makes sense it was removed from the Play Store.

  • NYCTheBronx

    Nice. I hope Google mentions the Google Nexus 5 and android firmware 5.0 Key Lime Pie at the I/O event.

  • rob

    The APK. download link get leaked out yet?

  • Oscar Dominguez

    This new layout is so simple yet makes a huge difference and is much more pleasing to the eye.

    • NYCTheBronx

      You got that right. It looks more appealing and simple and brighter.

      • TechHog

        I honestly hate the fact that it’s so bright

  • Dr. Giygas Devereaux

    Yay for Google getting their design act together!


    I must be in the minority here but I don’t like this ui, seems like they are taking a step backwards.

  • g2a5b0e

    Does anyone why they returned to having to download the entire app when updating in the last few weeks?

  • Birdsfan

    Does anyone know why I can’t shop for “Devices” when I access Google Play from my phone? It shows up as a category when I use my desktop.