First what you’re going to want to do is take in the big changes in the front of the market. You’re going to see some big rectangular boxes dominating the landscape now, each of them containing a shortcut to a piece of media you can purchase, each of them color-coded so you know if they are apps, books, games, or movies. You’ll still be accessing the market with your Google account, so no need to update your credit card information or anything like that.
MoviesIf you’re anything like us, you realized immediately that there wouldn’t be too much done with apps in the market here, so you went for the Movies. You’ll see that each movie has a price, this price currently only being for a rental of the movie. Each movie is available to you up to 30 days after you’ve first started watching it (as opposed to the moment you started downloading it.) This part of the Android Market works directly with the official Google app by the name of “Videos.” You’ll need to download the newest version of this app in order to watch these movies.
The first item that should be on your docket to look at is Videos. For example we accessed the classic cartoon and basketball film Space Jam. All we had to do is find the movie the same way we’d find an app, by searching, purchasing then the movie with the same process we’ve used to purchase apps in the past – two or three taps and we’re done!
Books are listed the same way movies are and the same way apps and games are, In this case they’re set in your stock Google “Books” app which, again, you’ll have to download if you don’t have the most recent version. Books open very basic and not in any real new way compared to how they’ve been working in the Books app this year thus far.
Apps and Games
In that their individual listings aren’t all that new, Apps and Games sit in the market very much the way they have in the next newest version of the Android Market. The difference is in the aesthetics, a slightly nicer look, depending on how you look at it, and a nice way of handling landscape mode for each listing.
This version of the market we hear will be up for everyone inside the next few weeks, that’s what Google says. What do the streets say? Streets are saying you’ll be able to get this version of the market as soon as you want to, just so long as you know where to look. That said, use caution as Google has not yet officially released this version of the Android Market App.
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Have fun and keep grabbin them apps, and now movies and books! AND remember that you can now get ..