New Android Market

You might have heard that Google was rolling out a new Android Market, complete with book and movie rentals.  You also might have heard it would coming in the next few weeks.  Well thanks to an anonymous source (possibly with a time machine) you can grab it today.

Hit the download link, and install it from your SD card like any other app.  Fair warning -- we don't know if there will be any complications from doing this, but we haven't seen any so far.  Use your best judgement.  Discuss it in the forums!

Download: New Android Market

There are 134 comments

stoneworrior says:

I like the staff picks, the main screen seems a little busy though.

phido says:

Also enjoying the staff picks - couldn't agree more about the busy-ness on the home page. At least there's a little bit more eye candy than we've become accustomed to with Android though.

In my opinion this is a clear nod to what we can expect from the updated Ice Cream Sandwich UI. More side to side swiping (just like the new Music Beta app). Pretty slick implementation of that. Interesting that blue is the selection highlight color now instead of Android orange...

Drivethis29 says:

its not available anymore...

BrianTufo says:

I just downloaded it twice. On my phone and on my laptop.

BrianTufo says:

Downloading now. Hopefully this doesn't mess anything up!

seanrinva says: it downloaded, and installed, but when I try to update or uninstall an app, it crashes.

Jeeverz says:

Doesn't in Canada Stock Nexus S 2.3.4 after installation just say 'no connection click to retry'

I love how it looks!!

The update seems pretty phone-only, for what it's worth. I installed it on my 10.1 with hopes it would allow me to grab the Videos app, but it doesn't seem like it's formatting right. It let me revert to the factory-version of the market with no trouble, though.

vcarvega says:

If you have a tablet, you should already have the video app??? Assuming you've updated to 3.1...

ajschenk says:

Not true. There is no video support for the Tab 10.1.

iPwn says:

Oh damn, I didn't expect it to be available so quickly! Gonna try it out now. :D

EDIT: It installed fine on my Samsung Fascinate. So far, I'm loving the way everything looks! The big pictures of games, movies, etc really grab your attention, and makes you want to click on 'em.

Mikeypizzle says:

downloaded, installed and works great on my Thunderbolt.

BrianTufo says:

Yup working perfectly on my TBolt as well. Downloaded and installed an app just fine!

TheNicky2031 says:

I also have it on my TB and it is working perfectly.

csrow says:

update doesn't work. Going back to the old version.

O'Bryan says:

downloaded & installed - works great on my Droid 2 Global!!

dtizzle79 says:

Working on EVO 3D

sharinlea says:

I think I'll wait for the official push. I'd rather buy from Amazon or B&N and be able to read anywhere, and no need to rent movies right now and if I really wanted to there's blockbuster, and netflix, and crackle. No reason to risk screwing anything up. I'll follow along though to see how it goes.

jimmyk0789 says:

Got it on my Thunderbolt

mightyfo says:

Love the new design. The main page does seem a little busy but it's not confusing.

jaw4bama says:

Will not install on my DROIDX, ugh

TheTXI says:

Worked on my Droid X.

iPwn says:

Downloading seems to be more reliable. For example, I don't have to click update a thousand times for an app to actually update.

jdm4u says:

installed on my vibrant running 2.3.4 but when trying to open the movies section it gives an error message :-( oh well, i'll stick with netflix.

edit: ok nvm on that movies error, just tried now and it opened! yay!

BlackHawkA4 says:

Can he go back to the future with doc brown and get me the nexus s update?

rufflez says:

sexy, love it. Going to play with it all night long

r-nice says:

Works on the HTC Evo 4G, 2.3.

jescobe82 says:

Seems to be working fine on my phone....EVO 3D

droid83 says:

Doesn't work on my Tbolt. Looks like root is needed tho.

jachbla says:

Works fine on TMo G2 with CM7. Did they get rid of the "Just In" category?

mikebeam says:

Good here on my Evo 3D

briitttt_x33 says:

i love it! so far everything is working good. only thing is idn where the movies are. other then that its great! mt3gs

nbell978 says:

Working fine on my Captivate, stock Froyo 2.2 but with bloatware removed

google123 says:

Cool. Just downloaded and updated google shopper just fine. It also appears to allow for using more than one Gmail account.

Motorola Droid Pro CyanogenMod 7

Alex949 says:

Works great on mytouch 4g

Fable says:

It works on my Droid X. Saw a post that it did not work, but it seems fine after a few more minutes of playing around with it.

mdoyal1 says:

Works just fine on my Captivate!

Mike20PR says:

Installed on EVO 3D and HD2!!! working great so far

alodar01 says:

working on G2x, still without GB

rizzman says:

Yup...let them keep this market update and just give me GB. Will be a happier camper with that scenario..

mflava#AC says:

Android Central ROCKS!

pintastik says:

Working on Sensation perfectly!

Wrkn on stock tbolt

Handsett says:

Got it! Works on DX. Thanks Android Central.

Bendroid55 says:

Not tablet friendly

sunyata says:

Tablet has its own market app, a lot better than this.

sunyata says:

Everything else on Google is going cleaner route but this things seems a lot busy.. homepage needs to be cleaner than this.. Its rare when I don't love something new from Google.

Mr_Jivy#AC says:

Works on the Droid 2.

AusFest says:

Installed on the Dinc, Inspire, and DX. Movies is only showing up on the Dinc though. Thanks for the link Jer!

coolpher says:

what was the link was it to get Video.APK or what please let me know

AusFest says:

On all 3 devices I downloaded com.andorid.vending-1.apk , not sure why movies didnt work on 2 of the devices but my guess is that its device specific.

AusFest says:

If movies isnt showing up hit the link

and hit the Wheres my videos app? link

What ever agreement Google has with VZ/Moto that pushes every single tablet-related update arbitrarily to the XOOM first and then everything else "in the coming weeks" is getting pretty old.

rufflez says:

um... its not vzw, 3.2 is going to wifi only xoom first.

aseercte says:

Working nice on my EVO 3d look nice


Really Really Loving The New Market!!!

jackdw says:

Works great and beautifully on the Droid Incredible

jtwebfusion says:

For once something actually worked on my 2.2 SGT unlike netflix...

SteveIowa says:

A little buggy (get it, Bug Village) on my GTab 10.1? I see no movies section at all? Most of my boxes (large) are mostly gray. Some with small photo's, some with large. When I tap on an app., or a book, the page changes, and the header freak's out, and flickers.

92turbo2 says:

works great on my EVO 4G 2.3

K2theIzzo says:

Anyone notice that the apps downloaded from the Amazon App store are now showing installed in the Android Market?

I agree. I see it too.

vegeta_2123 says:

they never did

DCount says:

Yeah that's true, as well as apps not installed from both stores.

ryang says:

Works on an EVO 3D. Taking a little from the tile/Metro/W8/WP7 Mango UI?...

will not install on rooted sprint hero running froyo.

skitzer9 says:

I was able to install it on my rooted Sprint Hero with CM7.1 and it works fine, so good that it runs faster than the previous one!!!

markntravis says:

I've downloaded it so now.
How do I install it on my Fascinate?


Eurotrash says:

That is an easy one. Find your receipt and the box it came in and return it. Tell them that your made a mistake and purchased a "Smart phone" and you are interested in a "feature phone".

carraser891 says:

is it being updated automatically or do u have to download it from the old store?

ZDriver says:

Working good on Optimus 3d

wezra says:

Ok... so I have downloaded it to my SD Card. Now what? How do I get to it on the card and then installed? All I can figure out is to view it via the Browse feature on QuickOffice.. which of course will get me no where. LG G2x...

Crowyer says:

download file expert and then get to the file and open it.

Crowyer says:

Downloaded it on my laptop and then emailed it to myself on my G2X. Installed it and it works perfectly! Love the way it looks and all the new features

Lil21kev says:

Looks great on my EVO.. time for the Transformer!
Even Sexier on the Transformer!

pacmaneatsus says:

works on sensation

00Polo says:

I keep getting a screen that says market needs background data to be

Floss82 says:

Downloaded it! Love it so far thanks Jerry for this:)

andiamo says:

I like the way it looks, and you can definitely see more than a little bit of Metro/WinPhone7 influence in the design. But some screens, like the main screen and the individual app listings, are way too busy. I hope this isn't a final release, it could use a bit more tweaking.

It is interesting to note that reviews don't seem to be sorted by newest to oldest anymore.

00Polo says:

Nevermind guys.....I just re-downloaded the market and it worked!! Market looks great!

I'm able to download, install and open the market but everytime I try and download an app, it says I have insufficient space on my Captivate w/ Apex 7.2. I would sometimes get that with the old market but a reopening of the market or phone reboot would make it work. I don't have it installing to a non-existent SD card...

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dhawk1202 says:

I'm not sure I like it.... At a quick glance it looks like a mess of adds. I didn't like the last update at first either, but it grew on me. So maybe I should stop whining and just go with the google flow!! Works great though so far. Nexus one w/cm7.

S_C_B says:

Works for me.

grooveguru says:

Like it on Droid X

Pierce09 says:

Does this work on 2.1 devices? Or only 2.2+ ?

ubby93 says:

This is amazing on my Inspire 4G. It needs more tweaks here and there but considering that this is kind of like a pre-release it is well made. Thanks Guys!

bladerunn3r says:

I downloaded it on my droidx. But where is it. There is a bunch of folders under market something, but nothing to install. I wish they would include directions. Any help would be appreciated.

Eurotrash says:

That is an easy one. Find your receipt and the box it came in and return it to your provider. Tell them that you made a mistake and purchased a "Smart phone" and it doesn't fit your style,and you are interested in a "feature phone".

God damn. You steal my content (even my screenshot) and don't even bother to link back.

Nice edit.

bladerunn3r says:

Does it have to be extracted?

Psoul13 says:


richdroidx says:

Works on my dx.. I like. I imagine this will be on 2.3.4 ginger and new phones coming soon preloaded

Worked on my Nook Color! Tried out Movies but unfortunately it says it won't play movies on rooted devices.

Wonder if you can install CM7 and then unroot?

BrianTufo says:

Yeah I like how they will take our money if we are rooted but won't let us actually watch the rented movies! WTF Google? Don't take our money first then say oh wait you are rooted sucks for you!

clownin72 says:

just downloaded to my Droid X, nice change, looks good!!!!

phillysdon04 says:

I just installed the update on my HTC Evo Mikg 2.2 and it works great!

Will the market still update when this officially is released?

AusFest says:

You can uninstall updates and reinstall when official if your worried about it.

How do i uninstall updates?

AusFest says:

menu- settings- applications- manage applications- downloaded apps Look for the android market, select and in the upper right hand corner it should say "uninstall updates"

Thank you

Thank you

karatechess says:

I have it downloaded but I'm unsure whether I want to install it yet or not. Thinking about waiting it out till I get the push... It shouldn't be too long... Any opinions?

AusFest says:

Hey, just wondering if you were still waiting?

karatechess says:

Yeah, why?

Edit: I just went for it. Glad I did. It's nice.

McPlot says:

I like it so far.

Wolfee57 says:

Downloaded from Web on my OG Droid (unrooted). Opened download and installed, no problems at all. Working fine, first impression is home screen is way too busy. Updates were quicker and took less steps.

mrjwalkerpre says:

Got it....kewl

jSterling says:

Installed, and works excellent on my Optimus V running CM7!

cmontrose says:

Works great, all areas. Do not hesitate to try it on your T-Mobile Sensation 4G!

buellrider says:

Works great on my Infuse 4G. I really like the new format.

tim242 says:

Why in the hell does it need to run a 30 MB sync service??????

ricardor973 says:

Hey guys here's, an apk I picked up from one of the other forums:
I have it running on my xoom as well as on my rooted evo. In a word? Sweet!

zshen says:

Yuk! This is ugly. Looks too much like they hired a WM UI designer. Looks WAY to much like a windows mobile application.

allstate68rt says:

Anyone have an idea as to when the update will go OTA?

HTCandriod says:

Got it, think it is a much needed redo. HTC My Touch 4g

OkieJoles says:

Worked on my Optimus. Love the look of it and glad it finally got an update. However I do like the white and green of the old market.

jdm4u says:

So my Market reverted itself back to the previous version. wtf.

Looks great, really liking the new layout.

Thelle says:

Works great on my Samsung Galaxy S2!

dschermer says:

I get the error message on the Android Market stating, "This app is incompatible with all of your devices." My device is a EVO 4G 2.3.3. REALLY!?!?!

Carlesious says:

So I downloaded onto my Atrix and Xoom, but I'm curious as to if there is any difference between renting movies from the market app and the movie app.

mbacon1906 says:

working well on my Mytouch and I am loving this new look and feel

bigjerm86#AC says:

How do you install it from your mytouch??

bigjerm86#AC says:

Just got it on my mytouch 4G! The new market is tough!!

iconicbrand5 says:

Awesome to have something else that has proven so much better ever since Google came out with G+, their Android system gets the same treatment. All I have to say is "what's up Apple?" The best thing above all this with my EVO 4G, is that I have HDMI to shoot it straight onto my big screen. Not Blue Ray quality, but DAMN it's still soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooood.

jgrmsmith says:

Totally jacked up my market on my Transformer Tablet. Now I have two markets.

lolobabes says:

i cant find where to look for my installed apps lol, anyone?

mightyfo says:

There is a new android market widget! Pretty sweet.

marteagajr75 says:

Love the way it looks but also having trouble seeing all my apps

Amatyi1 says:

I tried to install this but it warned me that this would save over my original market. Can anyone tell me how to get my original market back if I don't like this?

treetaxi says:

Google Play is just another example of jerks trying to monopolize the market. As Amityi1 says, it removes any competition on your phone, and it only works on tabs/phones that have paid the baksheesh for inclusion in their market. Intellectually bankrupt already, the android market is now becoming more and more reliant on coercive marketing tactics to funnel your cash to the vendors that THEY choose for you.