Changes to the Market app  New market tab

Looks like a new version of the Android Market is being silently pushed out to devices running Froyo, complete with a new tab to find related applications.  Yours may say "Similar" as it does on the Droid X in the shot to the left, or it may say "Related" as it does on the Evo 4G to the right.  For all intents and purposes, it appears to be the same thing with a different label.

While we can't see behind the curtain, it's pretty certain that there's more on the way, either with Gingerbread or as an addition to existing versions of Android. (And, yes, this looks like what we saw in that Gingerbread video earlier today.)

Anyone else out there seeing Market changes?  Sing out in the forums! Thanks, Andy, Javier, and Josh for the tips!

There are 37 comments

joshh347 says:

Mine says "Related" but it's the same thing.

natehoch96 says:

how did your market update? was it like a pushed update or did it just appear there?

joshh347 says:

It just appeared there.

Same Josh as twitter Josh I see. Thanks again!

HTCSense says:

Does this come with the high res photos and youtube clips or is that still destined for Gingerbread/later version?

kunky says:

I was on Gchat on my laptop and I accidentally tried to video chat with a friend online on an android phone and I got this message "Voice/video chat is not yet available for Xxxxx's system."

Is this a clear sign that video chat is coming soon to android?

HTCSense says:

Since the Nexus S has a front facing camera it's pretty obvious that it will.

SteveEdson says:

Its probably coming but that message has been there for a long time, a good few weeks/months

FuManChuu says:

absolutely not. Every platform besides being logged into gmail/igoogle says that... The official GTalk app, pidgin, adium, etc. But, I hope <3

Nothing here in Germany on my Galaxy S!

jbruha says:

The third tab was also shown off in the Cantonese Gingerbread video that was posted earlier today.


PHADE says:

I Doubt It's Related But...

After I Did The Adobe Flash Update For Android, I Noticed The New "Related" Tab On The Android Market When I Searched For An App!

Updating Flash player didn't change anything for me. Likely that we all have to wait for the market updater app to run at it's next scheduled time.

But cool that you got it...I;m never first :p

jmc2543 says:

Rooted Droid2 w/fission Rom, nothing here yet.

mp0890 says:

i wish i could get a theme with a black bar on my x...

cpk86 says:

This would be super if us galaxy s owners had official froyo already...

reggie18 says:

For real. My Fascinate is lacking without it.

mikevo says:

No change on my Evo.

aHTCfart says:

i haven't got this update on my Evo. Rooted using Sprint lovers rom. What do i do?

mikevo says:

I'm rooted using unrEVOked. Wonder if that's it.

crxssi says:

No. My Evo is not rooted and I don't have the change.

hfm says:

I think it's probably also using port 80 or 443 for downloads as I was all the sudden able to download apps on my company's network.

sparda07 says:

any way to pull the apk for the market so we can install it?

ak110707 says:

look through the gapps via cyanogenMod's website... maybe its already pulled.

sparda07 says:

Can't the link for Gapps is broken 404 error

Mobius360 says:

No tabs at all on my epic. Why would there need to be different versions of the market for something that seems fairly basic like tabs?

Lil21kev says:

No change yet!

sctwinslow says:

When I go into appbrain it shows an update to my market about 6 hours ago, but I dont see any of the new tabs. Market version shows 2002013 on my Epic under manage applications.

Grimmy says:

Maybe this is why the Market on my Nexus One (Unlocked using Vodafone UK) is being screwy at the moment? I can't update a paid app (Pure Calender Widget) and Weather Bug is telling me that the app is not licensed.

Fillyo says:

I am in Chicago on Verizon, got the updated market, was not prompted for any install. I did have some app updates this morning, which is when I noticed the three tabs.

J240 says:

I went to the homepage on my market, clicked the first app I saw - no tab. Searched for an app, clicked that one and boom, there's the tab. Went back to my homepage and now they all have the "related" tab. Not sure if this helps anyone. I'm using a MT4G.

jaw4bama says:

Just got it on the Droid and mine tab is titled "similar"

whippingboy says:

This is not just for froyo. I got this update on my epic 4g. My wife still doesn't have the last update and she's on an epic as well!

Wicket says:

got the market update on my Incredible and it's the "Related" on the DInc

newtronco says:

Interesting...I have "Related" on my DX. I wonder if it's a carrier thing?

lojanguyen says:

My Captivate 2.1 market app just got updated :D Now crossing fingers for 2.2...

aabritt says:

Im on Eclair 2.1-update1 and its saying "Related" on apps when I go to download them in my Market - so maybe its not just for those (giving the evil side eye) --> on Froyo. Or maybe, just maybe its a sign that Froyo is coming out for me and my fellow Eclairians. Here's to wishful thinking....may those prayers for Froyo be answered soon. :::sigh:::