Play Store update: Rumours of personalised ratings (APK teardown)

Google Play Store is easy to handle while viewing app ratings by form factor
An undated image of Google Play Store interface. — Unsplash
An undated image of Google Play Store interface. — Unsplash

The Google Play Store currently serves different form factors effectively, with icons denoting apps that support tablets and Chromebooks, and app ratings for each form factor. Now, it seems the search engine giant is set to introduce another change to enhance user experience.

An APK teardown helps anticipate features that may launch on a service in the future based on work-in-progress code, though such awaited features may not always make it to a public release.

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According to Leaker AssembleDebug, version 41.7.16-31 of the Google Play Store provides a more convenient way to view app ratings by form factor.

Currently, Play Store app listings display chips for different form factors, including phone, Chromebook, and tablet. Users can click one of these chips to see the app rating for that form factor. However, this latest change would display app ratings inside these chips.

This isn’t the only recent change spotted in the Play Store. Previously, the Google Play Store would automatically open the latest downloaded apps. Now, the search engine giant is also working on another layer of security when downloading or updating apps.