With Android 5.0, Google said it’s not enough to make everything flat and colorful. The company injected animations into certain apps, and it has been rolling out more ever since. According to Googler Kirill Grouchnikov, a bold new one is set to arrive in the next version of the Play Store.
As you can see in the video, each Play Store item turns into a bubble when clicked. That bubble then floats to the top of the screen where it pops (or expands, if you’re not feeling the metaphor) into the next screen.
Play Store 5.5 Accompanies Page Transitions With A Spiffy New Circular Animation was written by the awesome team at Android Police.