Android Market sees major update!! (Updated)

| December 11, 2010 | Reply

Looks like Google has sprung another Market update on us tonight and this one is BIG!! Not just a minor bug fix or an additional tab like we saw in the last update. The latest Market from Google gives users a major UI overhaul that in our opinion looks great! One thing you may notice besides the more colorful UI is the removal of the “related/similar” tab. One other BIG change is to the refund window which was previously 24 hours has now been shrunk to a very small 15 minutes!!!  Below is a short list of some of the changes you can expect in the new Market. Has anyone been lucky enough to go into their Market and find the nice new surprise? What are your thoughts on the new refund window? Drop us a comment below and let us know your thoughts on the new and improved Google Market!

UPDATE:

Our fellow Ninja Blair has been so kind and made us a nice update.zip for the new market for easy installation!!  THANKS BLAIR!!

Download link:
http://db.tt/plErFSU

“Flash it in clockworkmod recovery and it will update your market.  Tested on my X and Eris and worked fine.”-Blair

Here are some of the details:

  • Refund window changing to 15 minutes.
  • New carousel with featured apps on main page.
  • Widgets and Live Wallpapers categories added.
  • Related content added to app page.
  • Single page app viewing.  All info in one place.
  • Headed to device running 1.6 and above over the next few weeks.
  • The new version is 2.2.6

Anyone else have a market that looks like this?  We just received these shots from one of our readers and it looks like another silent Android Market update might be going out only this time it doesn’t just add a new tab.  This is a full on facelift that makes the market look as hot as any app market you’ll see on any OS.

The interesting thing here is that the new “Related” tab that we were introduced to just a few days ago is already gone and we aren’t caring as long as ours looks like this soon.

Update:  The Android Developers team just announced it.  Here are some of the details:

  • Refund window changing to 15 minutes.
  • New carousel with featured apps on main page.
  • Widgets and Live Wallpapers categories added.
  • Related content added to app page.
  • Single page app viewing.  All info in one place.
  • Headed to device running 1.6 and above over the next few weeks.
  • The new version is 2.2.6.

To try to force the update on to your phone, try this:

Settings>Applications>Manage Applications>All>Market and clear data on it.

Source: Droid Life

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