Google Play Store update brings design change to ‘Top Charts’

Google had earlier announced it is looking to sharpen Play Store recommendations with artificial intelligence.

By: Tech Desk | Published:November 20, 2016 3:55 pm
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Google has rolled out a minor new design update for its Play Store that brings changes to ‘Top Charts’ apps list. Google Play Store now numbers apps based on the ranking. The new design also removes space between cards. Plus, there’s a new ‘Show installed apps’ switch at the top of the list that can be enabled to stop seeing apps that you already have. Android Police put out screenshots of the new look and said the feature isn’t live for everyone. However, wider rollout of this feature may be indicative of a public release very soon, the report added.

Google had earlier announced it is looking to sharpen Play Store recommendations with artificial intelligence and expand support for various payment platforms, among other initiatives. The service recently rolled out Netbanking as a payment method in India. According to reports, Google has tied-up with close to 30 banks for Netbanking payment facility in India. The addition of Netbanking will make it easier for users to buy apps, books, movies and songs from Google Play Store.

Read: Google Play Store gets Netbanking payment option in India

Also, Google Play Music has been updated to use machine learning and contextual tools to suggest music you like. Users can opt in to get access to personalised music based on their location, activity and weather. Google Play Store is also expanding to new platforms, including wearable devices, virtual reality headsets and Google’s Chromebook laptops.