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Android Market getting a stealth face lift

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Android Market getting a stealth face lift
It seems that the Android Market is getting a stealth face lift. Some handsets running Froyo are finding an extra tab on the app listings, offering users the chance to search for related or similar applications to the one that you are checking out. Interestingly, the language between devices is a little different. For example, on the Motorola DROID X. the third tab reads "similar" while the HTC EVO 4G says "related".

This update to the Android Market could be related to the upcoming Android 2.3 software release. A video of the Gingerbread O.S. shows this change in the Market looking very similar to what can be seen on the video. If your Froyo device was the recipient of the changes and update in the  Android Market, let us know by writing a few words in the comments box below, and let us know what changes you can detect.

source: AndroidCentral

The new third tab on the revised Android Market listing reads
The new third tab on the revised Android Market listing reads

The new third tab on the revised Android Market listing reads "similar" on the Motorola DROID X (L), and "related" on the HTC EVO 4G (R)



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posted on 03 Dec 2010, 13:06

1. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


Froyo on Captivate. Still showing only 2 tabs.

posted on 03 Dec 2010, 14:51

2. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


Spoke to soon. 'Related' tab is there.

posted on 03 Dec 2010, 15:26

3. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i'm seeing it now on my Droid 2.

posted on 03 Dec 2010, 17:35

4. chipkopp (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Dec 2010)


i see it on my Droid X, but the tab says related not similar.

posted on 03 Dec 2010, 17:35

5. effdee1121 (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Mar 2010)


im runnin 1.6 on my mytouch & the related tab shows up on my market too, nice!

posted on 03 Dec 2010, 18:53

6. jpdom201 (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 May 2010)


Droid Incredible with 2.2 got it and it says related

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 12:35 1

7. smpdx (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Moto Droid 1 with 2.2 got it.
They really did need to add some more tabs.

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