A few weeks ago Google announced that there would be an Android Market overhaul and got us all excited. So we have been patiently waiting for the update to come to our devices. Finally the day has came that the Market is getting pushed to your device in most cases without your knowledge.
If you have a virus scanner installed you will notice after going to the old Google Market and closing it that any scanner you have will say “App Install Detected and scan it. This is ok, its just Google updating your market behind the scenes. If you don’t see it install then you will notice when opening the market it will look completely different (in a good way I think).
The first thing that you will notice in the new market is the tiled user interface which seems to be the way apps and websites alike are heading lately. Second you will notice a few new areas the old market was lacking. There will be a Book section, Movie rental section, top charts and editors picks. Even when you search there will be a breakdown instead of the cluster of app types you used to see.
Some of the new features of the Google Android Market:
- Tile designed UI
- Books purchases
- Movie rentals
- Top Charts
- Editors’ picks
The first time you open the market you may notice its still the old one but you will just notice that your market has changed after closing it and re-opening it once. We aren’t sure why the updates happen this way but it seems that this is always the case with the market updates. Let us know what you think of the new market and if its easier for you or you just want the old one back. Of course we are all slightly against change to some level I think this is a change we can all accept.