First Look at the New Android Market

android_market_refresh_003Taylor over at cnet’s Android Atlas has a few reliable sources who have been providing a steady stream of fresh Android intel.  If you haven’t had a chance to visit the, we definitely recommend it.  Today’s crop of goodies include a pair of pics that show how the new Android Market refresh will look. According to the tipster, this is how the market should look on the Motorol Sholes.  For those new to Android, the Sholes handset is expected to be launched on Verizon with Android 2.0 as the OS. 

As of right now, the two pics are how the Android Market will end up looking.  No word on how old the images are or what has changed (if anything) since they were snapped.  Notice the filters to free and paid apps on the main screen.  No longer will users have to hit menu and then change the view in order to sort them by those two parameters.  There’s also a “Just In” radio button to select which presumably filters to show the latest apps added to the market.


We’re a big fan of all the added color.  The market now looks more in line with the rest of Android’s apps and not so dullsville.   The search icon looks like it will be at the top of all pages within the Android Market as it too gets moved out from under the menu button.  Another feature to note is the listing of a few app titles under each category.

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