Google Music app gets a major UI overhaul
Google has just updated Google Music app bringing in a major overhaul of its UI. Now in version 4.3.606, the updated UI of Google Music is now almost similar with the UI of Google Music running on the Nexus 7 tablet as well as more congruent with the Google+ apps. If you’re using Google+, you’ll notice the similarities when it comes to big images and of course the usual Google app appearance.
Additionally, the update also brings in the following new features:
- Now Playing queue that allows for queuing and reordering of currently playing music.
- New UI for navigation with transport controls on the action bar.
- New large album art view on Recent.
- Playlist art is now constructed from album art of songs in the playlist.
- Now Playing widget has album art and support for thumbs up.
- Harder, better, faster, stronger.
That all said, it seems like Google Music is gradually evolving into a pretty great music player for Android. The stock music player now pales in comparison and I’m wondering whether Google is planning to make the Google Music player app as the stock app for all Android devices.
Take note that Google Music is not yet available for some other countries. Hence, much as I wanted to take it for a spin, I’m still waiting for the .APK file of the app to become available before I can update the app on my device.
If you have the update and your Android device is on Android 2.2 or higher, update the app now and tell us how you find the new interface.
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