Google’s Android Market has undergone another makeover with additional features including movie rentals and E-books in the US.
With a quicker and more streamlined look the new look Android Market will be rolling out within the next few weeks reports Google’s official blog.
“We’ve created more space to feature some of the most interesting content of the week on the home page” the post documented.
“We’ve added more top charts, with newer, more relevant items, and we’ve made it easy to swipe through these charts as you browse the store. We’ve also introduced new collections of great content, like staff picks and Editors’ Choice apps.”
Nothing needs to be done to get the update as it happens automatically on devices running Android 2.2 and above. Google haven’t explicitly mentioned that the new look app store will be on its honeycomb tablets, but being version 3.0 you’d assume the update will work with it.
For US customers, the new interface accommodates movie rentals from US$1.99 through a new Videos application.
“With the Videos app, available in Android Market, there’s no more waiting for downloads, syncing, or worrying about storage space.” The Videos app will conveniently synchronise with customers’ existing Google account, which like Facebook is quickly rising as a central hub for electronic logins.
It will also synchronise with E-book downloads allowing droid users to read them on their phones, tablets and computers.
“Like movie rentals, books are linked to your Google account, so they’re instantly available across all of your devices – computer, phone, or tablet – without the need for wires or downloads”
Although the revamped application market will be hitting Australian shores, Google have yet to comment on similar video and e-book renting apps for Australia.