Google Play Store 5.5 brings even more Material design animations and other small tweaks [DOWNLOAD]


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Just because OEMs seemingly never got the “Material design” memo doesn’t mean Google isn’t doing their part to show the world how its done. There’s probably no better place to find well-executed Material design than Google’s very own Play Store app.

Googler Kirill Grouchnikov posted onto his Google+ page about some new changes rolling out in the new Google Play Store update 5.5. It’s nothing too drastic, just some slightly tweaked UI animations and other small changes. But it’s enough to make us wish all our devices were running the most up-to-date version of Android as only those on Android 5.1+ are able to view them. Phooey.

You can either wait days (or even weeks) for the update to finally hit your device, or download the apk download for sideloading. Enjoy.

Download: Google Play Store 5.5.8

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Wack! I’m on 5.0.1

    1. Just look at the minimum API. This apk should work fine on 5.0.1 :)

      1. I downloaded the APK and no animations, running 5.02. :(

  2. Thanks for the APK

  3. Damn it google. Stop working on looks and fix that battery leaking service of yours.

    1. Yeah Google,that’s a very simple but MUCH NEEDED request! Real simple!

  4. needs a “pull down to update apps” from main screen.

  5. Mine doesn’t have that circular transition

  6. I am on 5.1. 1

  7. Just download and get the 5.5.8 on my nexus10 …now find out the differences

  8. much more slow.

  9. I don’t notice anything different at all

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