New Android Market for v2.2 and above

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If your device runs Android 2.2 and above, you can expect an update to the Android Market app on your device in a couple of weeks time.

Google has revealed, through it’s official blog, that an update to the Android Market is due in a couple of weeks. This update brings a new and improved UI to the market and makes it much more easier to find apps.

Besides bringing users new ways to find great applications and games, U.S-specific additions include the ability to purchase books, and rent movies. This means that U.S. users will be able to rent thousands of movies, starting at $1.99, right from Android Market on their devices.

Other new features that have also been added include: “Staff Choices” and “Editor’s Choice”. These are supposed to help you see what apps Google staff are using on their Android devices.

The Google Mobile blog says:
You’ll be delighted to find we’ve overhauled Android Market to make it faster, easier, and more fun to discover great apps, movies, and books. We’ve created more space to feature some of the most interesting content of the week on the home page. We’ve added more top charts, with newer, more relevant items, and we’ve made it easy to swipe through these charts as you browse the store. We’ve also introduced new collections of great content, like staff picks and Editors’ Choice apps.

We will bring you more when we have spent some time with it. In the mean time here are some screen shots of what it looks like on the Galaxy Tab.


  1. Saw this on XDA but didn’t bother reading it up. Thanks for the info. I don’t think I can wait for the official update. Will go grab me one on XDA.

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