Google Play now lets users see all Android apps they've downloaded
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) introduced a new feature to its Google Play multimedia storefront and storage platform that shows users a complete history of all the Android applications they've downloaded.
Version 3.5.15 of the Google Play store app, which replaces the former Android Market-branded edition of the software, brings Installed and All tabs. The tabs enable users to toggle between views of applications currently available on their smartphone or tablets and apps downloaded but not yet installed or removed. Mobiputing notes that the Google Play tabs do not distinguish between free and premium Android downloads.
Google Play 3.5.15 also boasts an updated layout indicating which version of the Android operating system a given app reviewer is running on his device. App performance is dramatically impacted positively or negatively by differences across Android versions and device models. Consumers may also sort reviews by newest or most helpful.
Google Play 3.5.15 is rolling out as an over-the-air update.
Google scrapped the Android Market brand in favor of Google Play earlier this month. The Google Play digital media marketplace, which also integrates the Google Music and Google eBookstore initiatives, brings the company in line with archrival Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which offers the App Store as part of its iTunes multimedia platform. Android Director of Digital Content Jamie Rosenberg now oversees mobile app and game sales within Google Play following the resignation of Android Developer Ecosystem Manager Eric Chu.
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