The Android Market is set to get a makeover with two new tabs being added namely movies and books for Google powered smartphones. Google has released a new version of the Android Market, which allows users to find new ways to search for applications, games, purchase books or rent movies on their phones running Android 2.2 or higher.
Editors' choice and new tabs in the Android Market
According to a blog post on the Google Mobile Blog, with the Videos app which is available in Android Market, there’s no more waiting for downloads, syncing, or worrying about storage space. One can simply sign into Android Market with their Google account and rent movies from anywhere. This includes the web or your Android phone or tablet. One can also download movies to their device so they’re available for viewing when a user does not have an internet connection.
In addition to videos, one can also purchase books from the Android market onto a phone. Books, like videos are connected with a user’s Google account; hence becoming available across all platforms such as computers, phones and tablets without the need for wires or downloads. Other updated features of the Android Market will include more space to feature some of the most interesting content of the week on the home page, more top charts, with newer, more relevant items and new collections of content like staff picks and Editors’ Choice apps.
However, these attractive updates are presently only available in the US as of now; a global rollout will take place in the coming weeks for supported Android phones running 2.2 or higher. This is an automatic update so one does not need to do anything to avail of these interesting updates from Google.