A new version of Google Play has started to rollout to select users as version 4.5.10. As one would expect these days with stage rollouts of everything, a download has already been made available so that you don’t have to wait. While sideloading isn’t exactly always the cleanest or safest way to update, that’s the situation that staged rollouts have put us in. No one wants to wait weeks to see the update the guy sitting next to them received this morning.
So what’s new? Well, not a lot in a jump for x.4.x to x.5.x.
You’ll see a new social activity feed that can be accessed by sliding out the navigation drawer and tapping on your name. It essentially pulls in info from your Google+ page (at least the images up top) and also shows items you have +1’d or reviewed recently. Like LauncherPro (wait, what?). You will also find bigger reminders to rate apps with huge stars, see subtle changes here and there to UI items, an indicator for in-app purchases, and that’s about it.
Again, feel free to sideload it below.