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Posted by tranced
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Recently, we’ve been hard at work improving Android Market to give you new ways to find great applications and games, purchase books, and rent movies. Today, we’re releasing a new version of Android Market which makes all of these available on phones (Android 2.2 and higher).


In the U.S., you’ll be able to rent thousands of movies, starting at $1.99, right from Android Market on your phone. With the Videos app, available in Android Market, there’s no more waiting for downloads, syncing, or worrying about storage space. Simply sign into Android Market with your Google account, and you can rent movies from anywhere – the web, or your Android phone or tablet – and start watching instantly. You can also download movies to your device so they’re available for viewing when you don’t have an internet connection.

Also in the U.S., you can now purchase books from Android Market on your phone. Like movie rentals, books are linked to your Google account, so they’re instantly available across all of your devices – computer, phone, or tablet – without the need for wires or downloads.

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.

The new Android Market will be rolling out in the coming weeks to Android 2.2 and higher phones around the world. You don’t need to do anything - the update is automatic on supported phones. If you’re in the U.S., you’ll also be able to download the Videos app, rent movies, and buy books once you receive the new Android Market.

Your phone is about to get a lot more interesting! Enjoy the new Android Market.


I just installed it, although manually. Here are some pics:

[ This Message was edited by: tranced on 2011-07-13 20:05 ]

Posted by Bonovox
Yes,I seen this today & it's great news. The last update was poor

Posted by tranced
Were you able to update? You neo is running 2.3.3, right?

Posted by Bonovox
Yes,it's running 2.3.3 but no update as yet. I have Android settings on auto update for apps. But still the same but GSM Arena says it will roll out over the coming weeks.

Posted by tranced
It must be regional issues

Posted by Bonovox
Yeah,will keep checking each day. Has yours updated yet??

Posted by elnitrox
have you already tried this one?i have a rooted arc is the market enabler still working in this android market?

Posted by tranced
I asked myself that same question. Will let you know later.

Posted by Bonovox
It does need to improve anyway imo cos Android Market is a little messy. I wonder if the Sony Ericsson Android Market section will improve too. There is not much to it at the moment

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[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2011-07-13 20:35 ]

Posted by tranced
@elnitrox: it works

Posted by elnitrox
@tranced wow thats nice ill give it a try couple more days from now hehe..

Posted by mediar
Metro UI, anyone?

Posted by Bonovox
What's Metro??

Posted by fbloise
Metro UI is the UI of the Windows Phone 7 devices

Posted by tranced
Yeah it's kinda WP7

Posted by Bonovox
Oh right I never knew that

Posted by doministry
It's metro only on the spotlight page really.
Funnily it looks a little bit better than original

Posted by Bonovox
Has this changed as yet??

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Looks nothing like Metro UI to me, they do both share the same shapes in the home page, but thats where it starts and thats where it ends, IMO.

Posted by Bonovox
Ok I noticed this evening this has changed and my initial thoughts are. Crap. Really hate the the way the Market is set out now. Looks cheap tatty and the pics and texts is too small on screen. Hate it

Posted by lenovoreview
thank you. i also like the android phone.

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