Today Google has announced an update to the Android Market which brings about a complete overhaul in the looks. With the update, the Android Market looks much much better – although comparison will be drawn with the Metro UI of Windows Phone 7.
Other than the looks, the update will also allow users to purchase ebooks and rent movies in selected regions (only US for now). The new market certainly looks better and makes browsing through the apps a better experience – but it seems to be slower than before.
Google has started rolling out the new market today. The new market will be available to all devices with Android 2.2 or above. The rollout is expected to take weeks and you do not need to do anything – it will get updated automatically.
I have already got the new Android Market. So, here are some screenshots of the new market. Click on any of the images to see a larger version.
Google has made a video demo of the new Android Market. Check it out below.
Get the new Android Market now
Blair Ginley has extracted the new Android Market and has made it available as an APK file. So, if you cannot wait for Google to provide you the update, you can install the APK to get access to the new market now.
Note: We are not responsible for anything that might happen from installing the APK file. Install at your own risk.