Get Yourself a New Tab….in the Market That Is

Our friends over at Android Central are reporting that the Android Market has add some new functionality added in quietly to handsets running Foryo recently. (Image credit for the two screens goes to them as well).  If you look closely at the images to left, you will see two screen shots showing a new tab that allows you to find similar or related apps.  We assume both tabs do the same thing, allow users to find apps that are the same type as the one they are browsing.

I was unable to see this new tab on my Vibrant (I have a Froyo ROM on said device), but other people are reporting to have seen the addition.  If you have a Froyo device, let us know if you have seen the new tab appear. It’s exciting to see some movement in the Market, with a possible update release coming soon!

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29 Comments

  1. Guags
    December 03, 12:32 Reply

    Got it on my N1 with CM 6.1

  2. Jake
    December 03, 12:34 Reply

    Not on my Droid X yet.

  3. Seth Hikari
    December 03, 12:41 Reply

    Yay thought this would work and it did.

    Go to manage applications in the settings, force stop market, clear data

    Open market, wait for load, go to downloads

    worked for my FroYo Vibrant

    (it will ask you to re accept the terms)

    • arirang
      December 03, 14:01 Reply

      +1 worked [rooted, droid1, FRG83]

    • Monica
      December 05, 09:16 Reply

      I followed your instructions but didn’t work on my EVO.

  4. lattera
    December 03, 12:44 Reply

    Got it on my T-Mobile G2 after doing a manual check in.

  5. AndGuy
    December 03, 12:51 Reply

    Got it on my N1 with CM6.1 as well.

    I have only seen the “Similar” tab so far…no “Related” tab.

  6. benjymous
    December 03, 12:58 Reply

    Not Froyo only, it seems – it just appeared on the Market of my X10 mini running 2.1

    Nice to get something before other people for a change, after the wait for 2.1 😀

  7. Kishan
    December 03, 13:00 Reply

    Seth, Hikari’s solution worked on my N1 CM6.1

  8. Dan
    December 03, 13:03 Reply

    Got it on my Hero.

  9. ray
    December 03, 13:18 Reply

    Got it Mytouch 4G

  10. westy
    December 03, 13:42 Reply

    Got it N1 Stock Froyo build. In Fla

  11. Chad
    December 03, 14:13 Reply

    It worked, thanks Seth. N1 stock Froyo, AT&T

  12. chris
    December 03, 14:23 Reply

    Works great on Captivate w/ Cognition rom.

    Nice feature, appbrain has had it for a while but it’s nice to see market catching up.

  13. flo
    December 03, 14:48 Reply

    got it on my tab and my hd2 (running froyo) also :)

  14. Victor
    December 03, 15:07 Reply

    After I updated the version of my YouTube, I get the “Related” tab.

    Nexus one at Ottawa.

  15. Jasper
    December 03, 15:40 Reply

    I’ve got the Related tab up here in the Great White North, running on an Acer Liquid E with the official acer rom.

  16. jessexcruz
    December 03, 15:49 Reply

    It worked on my Cliq (Vanilla 2.1 ROM). Just Clear Cache, Force stop and reboot.

  17. JahNile
    December 03, 15:59 Reply

    All you have to do is go to Menu>Settings>Applications>Manage applications>Market , (you might have to hit the “all” tab first) and then clear data on the Android Market app. Re-launch it, and you should have the “Related” or “Similar” tab.
    courtesy of http://www.androidcentral.com

  18. george
    December 04, 01:15 Reply

    Got it in my vibrant running android 2.1… Yes, on eclair

  19. Robert
    December 04, 10:38 Reply

    Got it on my Sprint Moment (Rooted) 2.1 Titanium X 1.2 DE03

  20. jeff
    December 04, 11:14 Reply

    N1, 2.2.1, “Related” tab appeared some time ago (days?)

  21. Andrew
    December 05, 05:52 Reply

    This has appeared on my stock G1, with no manual updates of any kind.

    • wyatt
      December 05, 23:14 Reply

      It appeared on my stock Devour….Crazy since I’m at 1.6, and never will move up.

  22. Poisonlyric
    December 05, 18:55 Reply

    I have it using Droid X running 2.2, but the only problem is
    is when I have ever clicked on tbe “similar” tab IT HAS ALWAYS
    FORCED CLOSED THE.MARKET WITH THE STANDARD “this application
    Has quit working” etc. Have tried it at least 20 times all with different apps.
    FAIL! FAIL! FAIL!

  23. Ben
    December 06, 04:07 Reply

    Got it on my HTC Legend running stock 2.1 (Eclair)

  24. Keith
    December 06, 16:20 Reply

    Noticed it yesterday on my Moto Droid and the nice thing is now the stuck install has finally cleared and the app it was stuck on has updated. When I tried to kill it in the previous version of the market, the market would force close. Even a reboot didn’t fix the issue. Glad to see some changes/fixes in the Market.

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