The Google Play Store is making a minor but necessary adjustment to the way users see the install status of apps on their Android devices. Finally, it displays the progress of new application downloads directly on the home screen of users. The upgrade was tested in May 2021 on Android 12 beta stage in detail before releasing the current edition. The update is now available for general users.
Users who have a lot of pending downloads and notifications to watch out for may like the feature a lot. iOS (Apple) users have already had access to a similar option for years on their iPhones and iPads.
The procedure for finding and installing applications will not change. But in the most recent version, tapping the green “Install” option in the Play Store opens a black and white image of the requested software on the users next active homepage, complete with a status bar and l ‘Download‘ label.
Once this step is completed, the program will begin to install and the entire icon will be displayed. To end a download in progress, click on the corresponding application to go directly to the Google Play page and complete the download. The latest feature will be available only for new app installations, not for updates that need to be downloaded regularly.
Users would have the ability to see a full menu of chats and spaces on a unified page while using Chat & Spaces, greatly simplifying navigation and logging in. Users will also be allowed to see all of the Mail & Label capabilities that are currently accessible in Gmail while still in the mailbox.
However, the Google Play Store currently allows users to download only one app at a time, so “pending” apps will be placed on the home screen rather than the main app list. Mail, Chat, Spaces, and Meet all appear to have a pill-like icon shape on the main panel. Icons could be simply rearranged as they appear. Larger files and slow network connections will benefit.
The Play Store installation process appears to be complete on Android 11+ smartphones. There have been indications that many more people have started noticing the feature over the last month or so, although widespread accessibility has only recently occurred.
Since when is there a progress indicator in an icon on the Pixel Launcher home screen when installing an app through the Play Store?
Previously, I’m pretty sure the app icon was placed automatically only after the app was fully downloaded. Now it is placed instantly.
Stable A12 pic.twitter.com/zOsO8l28Cb
— Artem Russakovskii (@ArtemR) February 15, 2022
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