You might have noticed that things look a little different when you search for apps outside of Android’s Play Store. That’s because the Android platform has upgraded its app search results to feature a layout that better resembles an app store. No longer are apps listed one-by-one with brief descriptions of their services. Now they show up in a bright, colorful grid with a full smattering of options to choose from. Clicking on one of the app icons will send a user directly to the Play Store where they can download the app. The new design is visually-appealing, but less functional overall. Descriptions of the apps are limited and their close proximity to one another can make it difficult to press the specific app you want. It’s likely Google will make some design tweaks and adjustments, but this is a good look at the future of app discoverability on Android devices.
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