Google today has started rolling out an update to the Play Store app that bumps it to version 5.5. The update doesn’t add much, but it keeps with Google’s trend of enhancing the design of its in-house apps. With Play Store 5.5, Google has added a new circular animation that appears when you tap on a TV show title.
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When you tap on a TV show title, a circle travels to the top of the interface and then expands to gradually morph into the next interface. It’s a nice animation, but adds a significant amount of time to the navigation process.
The update also adds a new section to the Play Store app listening pages that shows popular phrases from the reviews of cotent. For instance, in the reviews of a game, the phrase “addictive” could appear in a blurb, with the number of users who mentioned the word addictive below it.
The Play Store 5.5. update is rolling out now. It appears to be a staged rollout, so it could take a few days to hit your device. It’s also important to note that the new circular animation is only available on Android 5.1 devices right now due to a framework bug.