It’s the moment Android users have been patiently awaiting for over a month. The spanking new Android Market was announced back on July 12, and its ship has finally docked in the UK.
Unfortunately, the dolled-up new Android Market is only interested in making friends with the Samsung Galaxy S for now. Boo.
The Android Market in its original form was pretty crap, for lack of a more intellectual term. The makeover introduces a sexy Windows Phone 7-esque tiled effect.
As Google’s Eric Chu explains: “Users can now quickly flip through [categories] by swiping right or left, checking out what other people are downloading in the Top Paid, Top Free, Top Grossing, Top New Paid, Top New Free, and Trending lists. To keep the lists fresh and relevant, we've made them country-specific for many of the top countries."
One thing we in the UK won’t see (yet) is the Books section, which boasts “the world’s largest collection of digital books”. Bah.
Google promises the Android Market update will be available to those on Froyo (Android 2.2) or above. Nothing yet for me on my HTC Desire HD. Hit us up with a comment below if you receive the OTA update.