New Google Play Store (web store)

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  1. MRU Suspended

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    Anyone find the new layout terrible. They even removed a basic search bar ? What the heck Google, you've made your Webstore practically unusable for me :(
     

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  2. chagla macrumors 6502a

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    search button is there. i just tried using Opera.

    this new layout looks nicer..i like it. better than previous one. cleaner and faster.
     
  3. RetepNamenots macrumors 6502

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    Scroll up. It's right there.
     

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  4. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    It is awful. They tried to "prettify" while removing functionality. I would often look at reviews of an app restricted simply to HTC One owners, as very often as we all know, some apps don't play well with certain phones (as opposed to OS versions) for example.

    A bug I have found with me at least is that it shows apps that I downloaded, but uninstalled, as still installed.
     
  5. MRU, Jul 17, 2013
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    Sadly it's not there on my iPad...


    Thankfully, it is there on my mac. That's annoying still though.... :(

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    Yeah got that too. I tried to install an old app but couldn't because it insisted it was still installed.

    It's same for all old apps - it is showing as installed.

    Here is Airdroid on playstore on Safari (MBA) and on my HTC One in the play store. Safari / Webstore showing as installed when clearly it isn't. Notice search bar is there on Safari - but not on my ipad posted earlier ??? Come on google.....
     

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  6. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    It does not happen with all apps actually (I did a test now with several uninstalled apps). For example, with an app I have uninstalled but showing as installed in the play store I have clicked on the "installed" button and it lets me install it again. However, there are exceptions.
     
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    Since I'm so new to Android, I didn't really have a chance to get attached to the old one.
     
  8. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    And Google continue their trend of pushing out half-assed beta "updates" to their users.
     
  9. MRU thread starter Suspended

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    Exactly.... Google 'lets break what isn't broken' ethos...
     
  10. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I absolutely HATE it. For someone that spends about two hours everyday looking for new stuff to get, I am really frustrated with it.
     
  11. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    I think it's largely a matter of personal opinion.

    Accessing it via my MBP, PC, iPad or Nexus 7, it's very consistent. I've had very good experiences, and the advisory that tells you about compatibility is more accurate than before.

    Fast and easy access is the most important thing to me, especially from my Android phones and it meets that need very well. I like it.
     
  12. billyblastoff macrumors newbie

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    The new layout drives me nuts. On any smaller-screened phone, that huge immovable left side bar eats up a ton of real estate. I found the old view, with the "similar items" to the left to be much more usable. Perhaps the worst change is the way the entire page greys out, with a "loading" throbber, ever time I navigate. And pop-ups appear entered in a huge area, so that I have to zoom way out to even see them. Whoever is behind the wheel at Google's UI design team needs to be breathalized.
     
  13. F123D macrumors 68040

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    The review section is completely worthless now. No option to sort reviews by date, rating, or version.

    Fortunately options are still there on my phone though.

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    I hate it as well. I can't seem to find out where the devices are listed so you can see what you have installed and what you want to uninstall. The whole layout is crap, it can't even do screenshots of the apps correctly.
     
  15. MRU thread starter Suspended

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    Its a massive step back utility wise for the end user.
    Yes its prettier - but with crappy or broken functionality now.

    Google should be ashamed to push this out on us users....
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    We all agree it's bad. Doesn't function good on a mobile device at all
     
  17. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I spend the same amount of time in iTunes too. :rolleyes: Always find something new to play with. :D
     
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    Appeared on PlayStore here at the same time as iTunes.

    I think it more likely it was released at same time, but its just the manner of when each store refreshes their content on when either apperared first.

    I doubt the developer intended anything meaningful from that..
     

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