play-store-update-640x559Sometimes the best way to find out about a new app is by your friends recommending it to you. Unlike you having to download it and try it for yourself, seeing how it is being used by your friends or have them describe it to you will probably clue you in better on how you might be able to use it on your own device.

In a recent Play Store update, it seems that Google will be doing just that by including a “People” section in the app. Basically what the section does is that it shows you the list of apps that your friends are sharing, thus giving you an idea of what sort of apps they are using and which apps they are recommending.

Much like how iOS’ Game Center can be used to discover new games by seeing what types of games your friends or contacts are playing, we guess the same can be achieved through the Play Store’s “People” section. The section does not cover only apps but pretty much anything that can be bought in the Play Store, which includes books, movies, music, and so on.

The “People” section will also show how your friends have rated their purchases so that you know whether or not the app/book/movie/album is worth your time and your money. So if you have not updated your Play Store app yet, be sure to do so and you can start browsing right away! So, who else is pleased by this update?

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