31 May 2019
Ever since the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop in 2014, Google has been updating its apps to Material Design language. It has covered almost all the major apps so far and now, it is finally turning its attention to the house of all apps that is the Play Store application. As spotted by 9to5Google and developer Kieron Quinn (@Quinny898), Google has started working on redesigning the Play Store app with Material Design language.
The first thing that you will notice straight up is a completely White background, minimal design, and different font style. All the category sections like Home, Games, Movies, Books, and Music have been moved to the bottom. There are new icons for representing each of these sections as well.
Tapping on any section shows its related sub-sections which are still present on the top. These include For You, Top Charts, Premium, Categories, and Family. The new design has no icons for these sub-sections and only text labels.
There are no words on when exactly Google will release Material Design UI for everyone. it is also worth mentioning that Google keeps making various changes to the Play Store interface and how it looks. It means it is not confirmed when and if it will be released in the near future.