Google Play Store 4.1.6 now available for download, brings subtle UI changes

Google Play Store 4.1.6 new vs old

Google Play Store new (left) vs old (right)

Google IO kicks off tomorrow, and just before tomorrow’s big announcements, some things are leaking out a bit early. Take the latest Google Play Store 4.1.6 which has suddenly appeared online, bringing with it a few subtle UI tweaks. Bigger changes include the new “My wishlist” view, along with much whiter install/uninstall buttons, menu, and settings. Those with a keen eye will also notice Google+ profile avatars now showing up +1 area, a nice change that mirrors the desktop experience.

Google Play Store old

Google Play Store 4.1.6 new

Seems with this release, Google has all but washed away any hint of dark colored Holo theme from the Play Store. Could this be a hint of what we’ll see in Key Lime Pie? We’ll have a long time to figure it out. Google is more than likely saving the big dessert for the next iteration of the Nexus to be announced towards the end of this year.

[Download: Google Play Store 4.1.6]

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  • Nathan Bryant


  • Neto Lugo

    I like the subtle change. On another note i used drive to quickly push this across all my devices. NEAT :D

  • toomuchgame441

    Still waiting on my update

    • Neto Lugo

      DL and install it :)

  • lynyrd65

    A hint that Google is moving away from black and blue and toward onyx and creme.

    I like it, its exactly what I hoped Key Lime pie would bring.

    • loonz123

      I like the darker colors better. Well, to each his own.

  • Jason Farrell

    Glad that Mother’s Day ad is finally gone — I kept mistaking that thin arc in the graphic for a HAIR on my screen! :)

  • TechGuy22

    wow nice love the new UI

  • TheBlueF0x

    I love the new UI too!

  • Maximillion82

    I haven’t even noticed the change though I did receive a play store update last night already.

  • Cesar Ortiz

    loving it!!

  • NealJ777

    They need to move the “UPDATE” button away from the “UNINSTALL” button so that you don’t accidently hit the wrong one.

    • Todd Turner

      THIS! I just don’t know what they were thinking when they put such small buttons so close to each other.

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    Very Nice Update

  • Coen Hacking

    If they want to make it more colorful, why not change the GREY background
    But it’s an improvement

  • TheHowiie

    I like the new store. Very clean look to it.

  • Roaduardo

    Inverted Play Store Google, please? Easier to offer the option than to find a modified APK online.

  • Wade06

    Nice… I do wish they would add a purchased apps tab though.