Google had to start pushing the Play Store 5.0 update (5.0.31, to be exact). We’ll start looking at every corner in just a bit. Well, let’s just jump into the What’s New section and find out.
This is the latest Play Store version after v4.9.13.
Brand New Icon
As you can see at the top of the post, the Play Store has adopted a revised icon with a cleaned up icon that fits the new theme. Kirill Grouchnikov, a User Interface Engineer at Google, posted a history of the evolution of the Play Store, starting from the Android Market days.
More Material Design
What’s New moves to the top
The What’s New section is now highlighted green, and while it’s still truncated after 4 lines on the main app screen, once you click on it, you no longer have to scroll all the way down, which made no sense in the previous 4.9 update. Hallelujah, someone at Google listened!
The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like