Google is expected to make a major Android related announcement later this month. It is on track to unveil Android 4.4 KitKat, which is expected to bring a number of major changes. It appears that Google is also working on a redesign for Google Play Store. Leaked images show a redesigned Google Play Store for Android version 4.4, to be absolutely clear, its not Android version 4.4 but the app version of the Play Store. It can not be said for sure if this redesigned app will be released alongside the next major Android update.
One major change shown off by the leaked images is the replacement of Google Play Store’s existing overlay menu system with a slide-out navigation menu. This isn’t something entirely new, Google has favored this navigation menu in a number of its mobile apps, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise to see that it might do the same with Play Store for Android. With a number of major options being moved to the slide-out menu, the overlay menu seems to only include the Help and Settings menus. Apparently this redesigned version is already being tested on Android 4.4 devices, which could mean that its being tested out on the yet to be released Nexus 5 smartphone. Still, it not known right now if Google plans on rolling out Play Store version 4.4 prior to the release of Android 4.4 KitKat. [Images via AndroidPolice]
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