Google Unveils The New Android Market For Smartphones; Adds Support For Movies And Books

Google recently unveiled a new version of the Android Market which allows you to purchase books as well as rent movies on the go. The new version of Android Market will be available only on the phones running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and higher. The new revamped Android Market make it easier, faster and more fun to discover great apps, movies and books. Google have also introduced new collections of great content like staff picks and Editors’ Choice apps.

Android smartphone users in the US, will be able to rent thousands of movies, right from the Android Market. The new Videos app allows you to rent movies from the Android Market starting at $1.99. The rented movie will be linked to your Google account, so that you can view it in multiple devices such as computer, phone or tablet. You can even download movies to your smartphone and watch it even if you don’t have an internet connection. This is feature is quite useful while you are travelling and don’t have an active internet connection.

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In the US, you can also purchase books from the Android Market. The books will also be linked to your Google account, so that you can read it on multiple devices. The new Android Market client comes with an improved UI and it allows you to quickly download or purchase your favorite apps. The home screen showcases a new promotional page that highlights top content from the Android Market.

It also lets you to check out what other people are downloading in the Top Paid, Top Free, Top Grossing, Top New Paid, Top New Free, and Trending lists. Google will roll out the new Android Market in the coming weeks to Android 2.2 and higher smartphones. Check out the demo video below.

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