Android Jelly Bean to feature new Google Play Store?

Hours before the expected arrival of Android Jelly Bean, a new leak suggests the Android update could bring with it a redesigned Google Play Store.

The image, spotted by an Italian site on the page of a Google+ user named Loranz Yousif, features a Samsung Galaxy S3 running what looks like a new Google Play Store.

The updated Google Play Store appears to have a featured app stream, as well as extra tabs at the bottom for categories like movies, books, apps and music.

Of course, without a confirmation from Google or even a statement from Yousif, the authenticity of the image can’t be verified.

Google is expected to unveil Android Jelly Bean at its annual Google I/O developers’ conference. The operating system was first thought to be the next generation Android 5.0, but was recently revealed to instead be an update to 4.1.

In addition to revealing Android Jelly Bean, Google is expected to show off a new 7in tablet. The Nexus 7, jointly produced with Asus, will likely be powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and will be among the first devices to run Jelly Bean.

ITProPortal.com will be live-blogging all of the happenings at the Google I/O 2012 keynote, which will take place at San Francisco's Moscone Center at 17:30 BST on 27 June.

Stay tuned to ITPP for more details about the Google I/O event.

Source and Image Credit: HD Blog