Google has been sincerely working on the new Android Market for quite some time now and a day ago it made an official announcement followed by a quick sneak peek and a few screenshots of the same on their Google Mobile Blog. There is still some time left before Google will send the official update for the Market to your region but we managed to get our hands on it so that we can make you familiar well ahead of you installing and start using the new market.
The app is meant for phones running Android Froyo or Android 2.2 and higher ones. Wasting no time and now jumping directly to the app, the latest version is a work of brilliance with breathtaking looks incorporated with well structured layout and all in all it looks much more meaningful than the current Android Market.
Unlike the previous version which had dedicated icons for My apps and Games with thumbnails of featured applications on the top in a horizontal preview bar, with a swipe along either side one can access categories like entertainment, media & video, comics, applications, business etc as well as sections such as featured, top free, top paid, top grossing, top new free and trending apps in the new version. In short the convenience factor for users have been kept in mind and now they have several categories added which one can switch to instantly.
For the the US market the new android market will also be offered with additional features like purchasing books and renting movies through the same app only. But whatever we will be offered here is praiseworthy as the new update contains all that is enough to astonish each and every android user out there. Sharing of an app is a new cool feature of the market and one can share it with friends through Bluetooth and several advanced options like Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, messaging etc.
If one is on the very page of an application or game, options like install and open and uninstall are displayed on the top and the actual bar for the completion of your command is displayed there only. For instance if you have hit the download button for any app or game the progress bar is displayed right there only and you are not directed to My apps page as the earlier current market does. Another very important modification is the addition of the screenshots of a particular app on the top in a horizontal scrollable preview pane which is absent in the current version.
Infact the My apps page gets no shortcut on the main screen now and can be accessed by pressing the settings key instead. At the end I can only say that the hardwork of the developers has been paid off as we liked the app from the very core of our geeky heart and so will you for sure.