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Play Store gets update and Hangout new animations [APK]

Google has prepared some surprises for Easter: Play Store gained a minor static update and the Hangouts, easter animations. The APK of the new version of the app store is already available at the end of the text.

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The Google store. / AndroidPIT

Play Store

Play Store version 5.4 brought only one obvious change: the now transparent notification bar, which led to a small reorganization of the layout. On Nexus 5, 7, and 9, upgrading makes the widgets Store app disappears if active, but rebooting fixes this.

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The store is a little more immersive than before. / ANDROIDPIT

For those who do not want to wait for update arrive naturally the apk is available on APKMirror.

Play Store updates have increasingly taken the store's system colors to compare, an image that Kirill Grouchnikov – Android's user interface engineer – brought up shows these changes very well. Below, in order, store versions 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4.

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Less and less green. / Kirill Grouchnikov


To celebrate Easter, Google brought three new animations to Hangouts. Unfortunately, they only seem to work in English. As always, animations arrive via server update, so no user action is required. Check out the animations:

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Several little eggs, but no chocolate. / ANDROIDPIT
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There's a rabbit too, but it doesn't work in Portuguese. / ANDROIDPIT

Install on Google Play

Few updates relevant to Brazil this week, maybe Google capricha more next week!

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