Google Update the Android Market

For those of you running Google Android 1.6 and above, the company has now updated the Android Market to a new version. This new version brings a few new features that helps you to purchase apps more easily although it’s not rolled out to all devices just yet. The release will be happening over the coming weeks.

With a focus on improving discoverability and merchandising, we’ve introduced a new carousel on the home and category screens. Users can quickly flip through the carousel to view promoted applications and immediately go to the download page for the application they want. Developers have been very active in creating great Widgets and Live Wallpapers. To make it easier for users to find their favorites, we’re introducing two new categories for Widgets and Live Wallpapers. Applications that include Widgets and Wallpapers will be automatically added to those new categories.

Other features include the maximum .APK file size being increased to 50MB for developers. This will allow for richer games to be made available.

Expect the update to arrive soon on your Android 1.6+ smartphone.

Via: Geeky Gadgets and Android Developers

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