Content sections now separated into individual tabs for easier reading

Our third Google app update of the day is Google Play Newsstand, and again we’re looking at light changes with a few new features that’ll grab the interest of those who regularly use the app. Content discovery is a big deal for an app like this, and the most notable interface change is a new set of tabs in the “Read now” section with quick access to highlights, news, business, entertainment, sports and more all in one place. You can tap on each or swipe between them to check out all of the news in that category, and each one has its own color coordination that takes over the display to indicate you’ve switched.

The slide-in navigation drawer has also been refreshed, combining both “My News” and “My Magazines” into a single “My Library” (which makes sense). Curiously, the manual setting to choose whether or not to pre-download and keep the “Read Now” section on your device is gone — it isn’t clear if this will happen automatically now or if everything will be downloaded when you view it by default.

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