Recently Google has been updating their apps and icons into the new Material Design. The first update was with Google Play Newsstand that brought a complete makeover. After that, it was Google+ that brought some additional goodness to the first application to sport the new UI style in the first place. A couple of days after the Google+ update, Chromecast companion app and Chrome Stable was updated. But that’s not all from Google. The most important and most interesting of all is Google Play Store 5.
Google Play Store brings us to version 5.0.31 up from the previous 4.9 build. There’s quite a lot of new features both under the hood and visible to the outside world. The first thing users will see is a brand new, paper-like artistic look with modern iterations. The next thing users will notice is the latest additional elegance Material Design in the app such as animations when accessing and exiting the menu. This also includes an updated iconography. Last but not least, the “What’s New” section is now more obviously visible in each application listing.
On top of this, the new refreshed Android Lollipop has brought Google Play Services to version 6.1. This new update has added an Enhanced E-commerce analytic support from Google Tag Manager which offers new improvements to the Google Drive Android API. Not only that, last August, Google Fit was introduced. This new app enables users to try this new fitness app on any Android Devices.
In other good news for users who rely on Google Play Store, Google has expanded its list of countries where it accepts payments via PayPal. Previously there were only 12 countries that used Paypal app purchases. This countries were; Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, the US and the UK. Now joining them in the Paypal app purchases are; Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore and Sweden. This total up to 18 countries, for now.
We do hope that this strength will build to the point where we can say that the majority of countries can enjoy Paypal purchases support on Play Store.