Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Google updates Android Market
Google has just updated the Market app for Android devices running 2.2+. Not only is the Market completely redesigned, but it also adds books and movies tabs. Over the years, the major complaint about the market has been it's less than stellar layout, along with poor organization. The new app has addressed all of these problems, and then some.
The first thing you will notice is that is has a very WP7 look to it. The tiles are a good look, and certainly much improved over the old style. iOS has had an advantage in the form of books and movies for a while now, but Google is seeking to level the playing field with their own offerings. Now Android users can get the same content right from their device, which leaves Windows Phone 7 users looking at both iPhone and Android users with jealousy. Movie rentals start at $1.99. The update will be automatically pushed out to users over the coming weeks. If you're not the patient type, you can get your fix now with several sites offering the apk file for download. Check out the video for a walkthrough.