The updated console, to which developers are being invited to in phases via a 'preview' link at the top of their existing console, is apparently 'faster and easier to use'... the full invite text:
We have been working hard on building a new Google Play Developer Console that is faster and easier to use. We are putting on the finishing touches and will be ready to open the doors to the public soon.
If you would like to give the new design a test drive before this, please leave us your details and we will notify you when we are inviting new developers for early access.
We've of course signed up and we'll let you know what we find when our access is granted.
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