Silent update brings Froyo features to Eclair Android Market

We've got reports coming in that users with some Milestones, Vibrants and Fascinates running Android version 2.1-update 1 are seeing a silent update to the Android Market (version 2007 -- an update from version 1714), and it brings some of the features (including the widget) from Froyo along with.  On the other hand, we've got a  Fascinate in our hands that doesn't have any of those changes in its Market.  After some digging around we're pretty sure that something's going on, so we're enlisting you guys to help get to the bottom of it.  Head into the forums and let's compare, shall we? [Android Central Forums] Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Jerry Hildenbrand
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46 Comments
  • Got it today. Galaxy S on Bell, 2.1 stock.
  • i have it on my vibrant. I assumed it came with the J16 update. Yup, got the built in task manager w/ widget, updated market (didnt even notice till u said something!! lol) and im sure there's more.
  • definitely got this update! noticed it earlier this morning (samsung vibrant here). i definitely dig the auto updating and the seperate section for comments on each app.
  • Didn't get it here-EPIC 4G
  • I got it on my Mytouch Slide....... add that to the list
  • I have it on my Samsung Moment.
  • Stock 2.1moment got the update.
  • Got it... Verizon samsung fascinate
  • Foreal add the mytouch 3g slide, I made a thread about this in the xda-forums under mytouch 3g slide general, it's called: froyo feature update all apps in download in the market, I just don't know what you mean with froyo widgets
  • Let me bring out my old Vibrant and.... Nope, nothing new, how stealthy of you Google... oh well
  • i thought i was seeing things but i guess not its real good job google
  • Here you go big Jer. http://www.droid-life.com/2010/10/07/as-we-already-told-you-new-paid-app... Oh here too: :) http://www.droid-life.com/2010/10/07/motorola-milestone-on-2-1-now-allow...
  • I noticed this yesterday or the day before on my Epic. I love the changes. Now if we could just get Froyo on the Epic and not just Froyo's Market. :/
  • Just checked my wife's Vibrant and it is updated. Now we just need to get Froyo on there.
  • I got this silent update few weeks ago on samsung galaxy s, India.
    I see the auto update, separate comments, paid apps and yes the market widget too.... Seems to be a trailer for froyo update later this month...
  • Does anyone think a restart would "help it along"?
  • Got it on my Epic 4G today. I was using the Market and it froze, then it rebooted itself. Went back into the Market, hey presto, all the new features.
  • It also brought an update to the doughnut market as well. All of these features are available on my phone. I have a t-mobile G1
  • Any way to further the update? I want it nowww. lol
  • I got this abt friday morning, love it
  • Have a Fascinate... nothing yet
  • My Milestone (UK phone used in Australia) has certainly got the market update and that is probably the cause for all my INSTALLED paid apps disappearing (can no longer be updated). I can still see NON-INSTALLED paid apps. Google/Motorola, please fix ASAP.
  • fascinate.. nada on my end :( thats one of the things i miss about froyo on my Incredible.. we just need the full Froyo experience on Galaxy phones and it'll be all good.
  • Captivate: california: nothing.... :(
  • Epic 4g: Maryland nothing :( Cool update tho
  • Nothing yet. Epic 4g
  • I have the update on my Samsung Epic 4G. I noticed it a cou0ple days ago. The comment section wasn't where I thought it should be. Lol. I'm running 2.1-update 1 w/ out root.
  • Just looked at my HTC Hero (EU version with 2.1-update1), got the update also.
  • Tried it this morning on my rooted samsung moment. Seems its not just newer phones.
  • updated to 2.1-update1 on my vibrant... don't see any changes in the android market yet
  • Got it yesterday on my epic. Pretty cool. Now the market, since it is not tied to os can hopefully change more for the better.
  • I got the update on my Vibrant and I love it. I'm in Orlando FL
  • Oddly enough I received the update on my Garminfone running 1.6, at least it's something to look at until 2.1 rolls out though.
  • Noticed this on my Epic yesterday (Sat)... good stuff! Love the auto-updating!
  • i got the update a few days ago i have a samsung epic 4g
  • i got the update last night on my G1 running a custom 1.6 rom.
  • I first seen this on Friday 01/10/2010 Samsung GT-I5700 Location Italy
    Updated all app's
  • How does the update come....whats a silent update. Do I have to do anything or will the new market just appear?
  • I got the update on my Sprint HTC Hero.
  • I manually added.... Samsung Fascinate
  • I believe it's select locations due to the "Paid Apps" allowance in other countries now. I noticed it yesterday on my Milestone here in Hong Kong. Check out the android developers blog. They tend to give a heads up of what's going on. http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/10/android-market-new-countr... There's mention of a silent update for regions specified.
  • I got the update yesterday or the day before on my Legend. I'm in BC Canada with Bell. I really wish google would 'silently update' my phone with froyo! I can dream.....
  • I have it too. Samsung Galaxy Spica in India. This update came along with the availability of the paid apps in the market here. http://hitchedhiker.com/2010/10/05/paid-apps-available-in-india-on-andro...
  • motorola milestone 2.1-update1 in pakistan did'nt got that market update yet :(
  • I got it on my Samsung Intercept too. I was wondering where that widget came from.
  • I still have not received the update to the market...I'm starting to feel left out, as my husband (same phone, same carrier) got the update two weeks ago :( I am a sad panda.