Google Play Store 4.0 Leaked

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It’s been just over a year since Google re-branded the Android Market, naming it the Google Play Store. The new name also came with a new design, which after a few minor tweaks, has remained largely the same for the past year or so. Droid-Life have gotten their hands on the next big update of the Google Play Store, which has a new Holo design and incorporates the card layout which Google have been pushing since the release of Jelly Bean.

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Facebook To Reveal Redesigned News Feed This Week

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Facebook are getting ready to reveal a newly designed news feed this Friday. Other than the date, very little is known about the new design. Some people think that it could be a newly designed mobile app, whereas others are counting on a new desktop site design. Either way, like most Facebook design changes, it will probably be met with an angry response, because people hate change.

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B1 Phone Concept Embraces Rectangular Design

If you were to walk into your local phone retailer right now, you’ll probably notice that, with the exception of only a few devices, most smartphones follow the same design trend of a slightly curved body. It’s a great design idea which means people can hold it very easily and comfortably, but it’s beginning to get old.

This B1 Phone is a concept created by Philip de los Reyes, which ‘takes advantage of the rectangular nature of phones instead of fighting it’.

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Design: Google Product Posters

I might just be the biggest fan of Google’s advertising campaigns, but I’m always keen to see how others would market their products.

This project I just came across was created by Junichi Tsuneoka who was hired to ‘design a series of posters capturing the many different Google services but with a common aesthetic’. I’d say he does that very well, it’s just a shame we he only created four of them!

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Stunning Redesign of Google Services

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In the past, I’ve covered Facebook and Twitter concepts, but never Google. I’m already a huge fan of just about every Google product, as I’m an avid Chromebook and Android user, however I’m always interested to see how people thing Google could edit their design.

This concept, created by Burak Turfanda, imagines a completely new Google experience.

He begins by editing the Chrome browser, which at the moment has arguably the best design of any web browser. He’s edited it to that it has a very flat look, which fits in with what Google have been doing with Google Play recently and Google Plus recently.

It’s hard to tell from the images, but it would appear that there is a right sidebar at all times on the browser, which is where the user can sign into their Google profile. Then, when visiting other sites, it looks as if the links in the sidebar change, according to what site is being looked at. All the websites in the images are Google services, but the idea of the sidebar changing for all the most popular websites, like Facebook and Twitter, is an extremely interesting idea.

He has also edited a significant amount of Google’s web services, including Gmail, which has a slightly altered colour scheme to the one which is live at the moment, and it looks very similar to the browser. He has also redesigned the Google Ventures website.

Possibly my favourite part of the concept, is the redesign of the Chrome Web Store, where Chrome users can download apps and extensions. Again, the current design by Google isn’t exactly shabby, however this version looks simply incredible. All the images of each app has been merged together, creating a seamless tiled interface. The page is full, from edge to edge, with images of each app, with the Chrome sidebar navigating the categories.

 

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