Android Market gets new update with PIN lock and +1 support added

Android Market gets new update with PIN lock and +1 support added
A new update to the Android Market might make you feel a bit safer about the whole process. With the update comes the ability for you to create a PIN code that will lock your account. This will prevent unauthorized access to your account and will also make sure that the kiddies aren't installing apps without your permission. The only drawback is that you will have to enter the PIN number before you purchase apps yourself.

The second change in the Market brings the ability for you to give an app a "+1" on its listing page. Click the "+1" button and it turns blue to show that you have successfully "+1'd" the app. Other than these two changes and some minor cosmetic differences on the Android Market home page, everything else is just about the same.

We should add that this additional update is only available for those who have already experienced the big Android Market update from a few weeks ago as we reported. We have seen some complaints from those overseas who are claiming that they have yet to receive the first update for the Market.

source: AndroidCentral

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15 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I still don't have the new update yet. I wonder why it's taking so long. My HTC Evo 3D just got updated to Android 2.3.4, but STILL no new Android Market. PhoneArena.com can you get a list of what phones the new Android Market has been added to? The HTC Evo 3D is not one of them!

5. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

go clear your cache and uninstall the updates from your market app. i already had the updated market but i uninstalled the updates to try to push the newest update and it reverted back to the previous version and a few seconds later i got the updated version but not the one with the newest update.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

what he said. lol i run custom roms and i get the market update within 5 minutes of a fresh install every time. just go to settings>applications, find the market application and clear data. I doubt u even need to uninstall other updates as the market on my roms are heavily modified to begin with.

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Thump3rDX17, remixfa, protozeloz THANK YOU. I did as you guys said. I am running the new & most current Android Market. It's so different. I like it. Again guys thank you so much for the help. :-)

6. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Updated one of my apps on my DroidX last week and my phone shut off and restarted and when it came back on the Market was updated.

9. LifeInMinature unregistered

If your desperate to have it, the newest version has been ripped and you can download it manually. Just search Google although avoid the suspicious looking ones.

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I has nothing to do with your device type or your android version. it should work fine on any phone above 2.2 so try what Thump3rDX17 told you or download it from android police (trusted source)http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/08/23/download-android-market-3-1-3-adds-1-for-apps-and-games-pin-number-for-purchases-and-more/ =) I have the latest version and so far is neat!

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

if for some reason you need to revert just go to apps and uninstall updated and you should have the market again....

2. Moo unregistered

Still no update for my Nexus S either.

3. daniyo

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

i flashed a ROM got it a week later, went back to stock and had the old grey one for a minute then got the new one back, flashed a different ROM and havent gotten the new market T_T

4. waveydavey unregistered

evo 4g - no update here either.

7. alex unregistered

here's the direct download link for its apk. http://www.mediafire.com/?p0fvov6aib2aows

8. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Got mine already I while back gotta love the old school droid :p

10. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

got the photon and got my update last week i just updated my you tube app and the market come through when it got done downloading

15. Bryant unregistered

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