A new Google Play Store version has been released and it seems that the official Android store is preparing for the Android 6.0 Lollipop. Even if we’ve only noticed a new single dialog box in the live application, there are many things that will be released.
This new Google Play Store 5.9 is a big part of the Android 6.0 release, as it displays a pop-up for support of the new optional permission model, along with the fingerprint readers. In addition, there is a new uninstall manager in the works for the time when you run out of memory space. A new interface for requesting refunds will be added along with an option to get very precise recommendation based on your location.
Google Play Store 5.9: What’s new?
If you are using the Android M Developer preview 3, you should check out any application that targets API 23. You will notice a pop-up which appears the first time when one of these applications is downloaded, letting you know that the experience will be a little different with the new permission model. Until now, there are not many applications that work and most of them are Google’s own applications, LastPast and a few more others which have been updated.
The new Google Play Store comes with some new application permissions which allow you to have more control on what a particular application can access. Most of these new additions are dedicated to the reading contact list, SMS messages and more. Other permission allows you to get the size details about the APKs installed on your device.
There are many new features that Android M comes with, but one of the most important ones is the built-in integration of the fingerprint readers. If you’ve read articles about the LG Nexus 5 2015 and the Huawei Nexus 6 2015, then you already know that we will most likely expect reader panels on many of the future smartphones. This means that Google Play Store will support the fingerprint readers, which will help you to skip those annoying password prompts when you buy a new application.
Currently, this function is not working with the existing devices which have fingerprint readers, but we’re pretty sure that Google didn’t turn it on yet and we’ll have to wait to find out if the Android 6.0 APIs are a requirement for this.
The Google Play Store will come with a new “Uninstall Manager” feature which will allow you to simply uninstall applications when you’re running out of memory space. This new application will show you which applications are using a lot of space and you will decide if you want to uninstall them or not.