New Play Store feature to help users see app details based on device type

Google is reportedly testing a new feature for the Play Store which could be highly useful for those who use the marketplace to download apps on multiple devices like mobile phones, watches, Chromebooks, TVs, and tablets.

As spotted by @AssembleDebug, the new ‘’chips’’ on the app product pages will now let Play Store users view information about ann app based on the device type. For example, if you click on the Chromebooks option, Google will change the listing showing you the app’s ratings, downloads, screenshots, etc according to that device type.

Android first started its journey as an operating system for mobile devices only, but over time it has expanded to include other platforms as well. While Google’s Play Store already lets users download apps on devices other than mobile, it could be very misleading sometimes given the fact that mobile apps could provide very different experiences when they are adjusted to other platforms. But the new ‘’chips’’ could be highly effective in preventing this, and help users make a more informed decision by considering the app’s details according to the device type they want to install it on.

Meanwhile, AssembleDebug notes that the new ‘’chips’’ are likely to be an addition to the Play Store’s ‘’install on other devices’’ feature. Google hasn’t officially introduced the spotted feature yet, but we could see it on the Play Store soon given its convenience. 

Earlier this year, Google also reportedly started testing app recommendations in Play Store’s search screen.

Written by Tuna Cetin


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