Android Market for phones completely redesigned
So it seems that Google has redesigned the Android Market for phones in a big big way. If you were to look at your phone now, then you’ll notice that the entire Market has been completely redesigned and frankly it looks fantastic. Unfortunately, this update looks like it will only be applied to phones which use Android 2.2 and higher (which is most phones these days).
Of course, the Android Market looks slightly reminiscent of the Windows Phone 7’s Metro UI, which is not a bad thing since we’re big fans of the Metro UI. The new market has been designed to be faster than ever, and much easier to use, with categories coming up on the left side of you screen in a clear and concise fashion. Also new are the new categories like staff picks and Editors’ Choice apps to help you narrow down better apps.
Also coming to your phone on the Android Market will be Books and Movies (although Movies won’t load on Jailbroken (or rooted) devices). Books should already start becoming available, and movies will start becoming available soon. Movies will start at $1.99 USD onwards and should stream instantly from the moment you successfully purchase/Rent them.
Expect this to be successfully rolled out over the coming weeks, and hopefully worldwide.