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Back in late June, Google teased a new, cleaner developer console. A couple weeks after that, the beta signup went live, allowing devs to get in line for an early look at the next-gen console. Now, for those who signed up for said beta, the updated console is beginning to show up.

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The first impression that we're hearing from developers who've used the new console is that it feels faster, has a much better UI, and is far easier to use. Sounds good to us.

If you signed up for the beta, go ahead and check it out - it should be available for you now.

Thanks, Ravrahn!

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://twitter.com/explosivo2k2 Larry Laginess

    I actually don't like it so far. They buried information that was available quickly last time (number of current ratings), and there's no way to access your merchant account from the new page. Sure, it looks a little cleaner and more Web 2.0, but it's more inconvenient to look at your stats.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fernandohur Fernando Hurtado

      I also feel like you don't get enough info on the specific device problems. My team has a lot of problems trying to figure aout which are the devices where the app crashes and which devices it works fine, I hate that!

  • Pkmmte

    I've been able to use the new console for 2 weeks so far and I'm one of the people who signed up late.

    It runs great but I keep coming back to the old one for some reason. I just feel as if the other one is much simpler when you want to look at your stats.

  • http://twitter.com/geniusdog254 Jesse Cureton

    Definitely a love/hate relationship. Looks much nicer than the old console, much smoother as well, but it's far from without issues. Granted, it is a beta, so things will change by the time it goes live fully but right off it irks me that I can't access my Merchant account from the homepage anymore, and it just shows a white screen when loading something new. Needs some kind of sign that it's loading, rather than broken.

  • Ravrahn

    The lack of at-a-glance information is actually proving really annoying for me, but it's so much faster and prettier than the old console that I'm still using it.

    Any developers who also dislike the removal of ratings, errors, total/active installs, please send feedback about it! The more people who do, the more likely we are to see it happen.

  • http://tablified.com Ayman Suleiman

    Weird. I signed up a long time ago and yet I still have the old interface.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Same here, not yet available to me.

      • http://blog.ravrahn.net/ Owen Cassidy

        I only noticed it out of pure luck. The "Sign up for the preview" button changed to a "Try the new preview" button, that looks the same, but lets you activate the preview.

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