Over the last few months, Google has been adding many new features to the Android Market including a Related’ tab. Now, the big G has decided to give the Android Market a major over haul. The Android Developers have announced via a blog post that they have given the Android Market a significant update’.
The new updated Market client brings a totally new UI with a carousel on the home and the category screens of the market’.
The carousel displays the promoted applications in a bid to make them more popular. Along with this, the update also adds two new categories Live Wallpapers and Widgets. Users should also bid adieu to the tab’ approach of the old market. The new Market displays all the relevant information about an app in one single page. Google has also added content rating for applications.
The maximum apk file size has also been increased to a whopping 50MB, in order to support richer games. The above changes will surely please any Android user. However, the next one is surely going to disappoint them. With this update, Google has reduced the refund window of an application from 24 hours to only 15mintues.
The new updated Market is available for all Android handsets running Android 1.6+. The update will be rolled out to all Android handsets in the coming weeks.
Hopefully, this update will solve all the issues most of the Android critics had with the Market and will bring the Market up to the Apple AppStore level.