Android Market update rolling out now
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The new UI, which can be confusing at first, allows users to see 12 apps or game titles at one time, which might speed up your "window shopping" in the Android Market. Overseas Android owners, be patient as the updated Android Market is heading your way.
For those whose handset has already been updated with the new Android Market, let us know what you think by typing in your comments in the box below.
10. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)
I have downloaded it from my galaxy tab 10.1 and works fine, just a little flashy though, but no big deal ...
2. christianqwerty (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 May 2011)
Looks like windows phone 7 marketplace
7. E.N. (Posts: 2534; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Android is most definitely play catch up here, but as usual Android users don't care to acknowledge.
But nice UI anyways.
21. E.N. (Posts: 2534; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Just saying. If Apple was in Android's position here, it would be a whole different story. I'm sure even you can agree to that.
22. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
When you mean different position on what aspect you referred to? The fans? The acceptance and popularity?
8. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
barely reminiscent of the wp7 marketplace. and thats only in the swiping gestures. and even then its a stretch. the design and graphics dont appear like wp7 at all.
15. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Thanks for the comment! Android has that bloc and other lookalike features since 2.1 saw some apps using it before. Google is just showing devs it can be done
4. Allday28 (Posts: 275; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)
Ive already had this for weeks, and I have to say it has grown on me..
5. Thunderbolt (unregistered)
Obviously I have a HTC Thunderbolt and I received the update this morning and I love it!!
6. rahulsawant (unregistered)
It works on android 2.2 version and above
9. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
finally androids market has cought up to the competition. it looks like its more fun to browse than any other market. i definitely approve of this. apple still has them beat on functionality thanks to backing up apps in itunes and the ability to go in the app store from the iphone and look at your complete purchase history and redownload anything you dont have anymore. but onn the flip side, the single marketplace for apps, movies, and books is something apple should emulate. if only music was inluded in the new android market.
17. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
There are leaks telling there is a music vendor on and probably close to release. And you mean check uninstalled paid apps? They appear At the bottom. But now it finally says not installed
11. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
I love this on my Evo, the search is way easier too.
12. FrequentFlyher (unregistered)
Just got it on my Inspire its pretty cool..
14. TaylorTorri (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)
Unexpectedly downloaded on my Nexus S 4G while I was using the Android Market earlier. Makes the UI much nicer abs friendlier. Finally, the Market can compete aesthetically. :)
18. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
ive been using it for about 2 or 3 weeks now, the UI is alot better and everthiing is well organized, ive notice that there is a video preview of apps and games that you can veiw before you buy it !.. pretty cool
19. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
ive been using the new market on my rooted cm7 eris for about 2 days, its sexy
20. mfrapp20 (Posts: 14; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
I just downloaded the latest version of the marketplace off ofwww.4shared.com and its pretty cool. I'd say that it's an improvement over the old ui.
23. Samsung 4 life (unregistered)
Doesn't anyone know if google has any exact pla as to how they are rolling out the market update. It been rolling out for like three weeks now and I still haven't received it yet. Maybe its cause I live in neb. And we get everything late.