Google Play Store Update To Introduce Audiobooks, New Notifications Center
The Google Play Store is where you head to when you want to download new apps and games. However, there’s more to the play store than just apps and games. It consists of books, movies and music too. Books have been a core part of the Google Play Store ever since the days when it was called ‘Android Market’. A new Google Play Store update is all set to introduce support for audiobooks in the store!
Audiobooks have become quite common these days as many users like listening to them while doing other tasks such as cooking or driving. They appeal to a large section of people who do not like to read but can pay better attention if it is read out to them. This was something missing from the play store for quite a long time but is all set to debut with Google Play Store v8.4
The Google Play Store update has begun rolling out to few users, and Android Police managed to find lines of code referencing to audiobooks in the code of the app. It is worth pointing out that the actual feature is yet to debut, but is expected really soon. Another similar feature which has been spotted in the codes is that of app and game notifications.
The Google Play Store will soon show some important notifications pertaining to apps and games that users have downloaded – all at one place. A new notifications center will soon be a part of the play store where you can catch up with all your notifications. The Play Store has been getting a number of updates of late, the most recent being support for Android Instant Apps.
Another interesting update that’s coming with the new version of the Google Play Store is that it will soon be possible to auto-update just the system apps. If turned on, you’d have to manually update all the apps that you’ve installed. In addition to this, Google is also planning on introducing a deal-of-the-day kind of a promotional offer on the play store. These new features are already in the code and Google can activate them any time by a server-side update.
Source: Android Police