The Google Store is getting a redesign that streamlines navigation and paves the way for upcoming products, most notably the Pixel Watch, almost two years after the last update.
For the previous two years, Google’s hardware brands, including Pixel, Nest, Stadia, Fitbit, and Pixelbook, as well as Subscriptions and Special Offers, have been explicitly placed at the top of store.google.com .
This most recent revamp broadens its application to include: Phones, Watches, Smart Homes, Gaming, and Laptops, while its Subscriptions and just Offers.
Although it was previously Connected Home instead of Smart Home, which is an upgrade, this is extremely identical to the pre-April 2020 look. The Pixel Slate was also given to laptops and tablets.
Old versus new
Watches is listed straight after Phones rather than receiving second billing for Smart Homes, which coincides with Google allegedly releasing a Pixel Watch in the near future. It only houses the five Fitbit products that are currently available.
To be picky, the plural form may allude to the fact that Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers will continue to be offered alongside the device bearing the Pixel name. In fact, we just recently covered a variety of new Fitbit OS-based gadgets. In general, the Google Store is setting up the launch of the Pixel Watch to be supported.
The site’s navigation has also been altered by the overhaul. Instead of being directed to a menu overlay, which in the case of Pixel was used to list wireless earphones, chargers, cases, and other accessories, when you tap a product category, you are now taken directly to a landing page. These final few things are now accessible from the overview page’s carousel.
Old on top; new at bottom
This modification has the biggest effect on Smart Home . You are now met with a less crowded grid of the following product categories: Cameras, Doorbells, Thermostats, Speakers, Displays, Wi-Fi, Streaming, Smoke and CO alarm, Door lock, and Accessories.
The US, UK, Germany, and Japan currently have this redesign in effect. Australia, France, Canada, and Taiwan do not yet have it available.
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