A new Android Market for phones, with books and movies

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | 1:29 PM

Recently, we’ve been hard at work improving Android Market to give you new ways to find great applications and games, purchase books, and rent movies. Today, we’re releasing a new version of Android Market which makes all of these available on phones (Android 2.2 and higher).





In the U.S., you’ll be able to rent thousands of movies, starting at $1.99, right from Android Market on your phone. With the Videos app, available in Android Market, there’s no more waiting for downloads, syncing, or worrying about storage space. Simply sign into Android Market with your Google account, and you can rent movies from anywhere – the web, or your Android phone or tablet – and start watching instantly. You can also download movies to your device so they’re available for viewing when you don’t have an internet connection.

Also in the U.S., you can now purchase books from Android Market on your phone. Like movie rentals, books are linked to your Google account, so they’re instantly available across all of your devices – computer, phone, or tablet – without the need for wires or downloads.

You’ll be delighted to find we’ve overhauled Android Market to make it faster, easier, and more fun to discover great apps, movies, and books. We’ve created more space to feature some of the most interesting content of the week on the home page. We’ve added more top charts, with newer, more relevant items, and we’ve made it easy to swipe through these charts as you browse the store. We’ve also introduced new collections of great content, like staff picks and Editors’ Choice apps.




The new Android Market will be rolling out in the coming weeks to Android 2.2 and higher phones around the world. You don’t need to do anything - the update is automatic on supported phones. If you’re in the U.S., you’ll also be able to download the Videos app, rent movies, and buy books once you receive the new Android Market.

Your phone is about to get a lot more interesting! Enjoy the new Android Market.

149 comments:

Chris said...

Is the HTC Incredible a "supported" phone?

Jonathan Mace said...

Does this new marketplace give more flexibility and options to Android developers?

As a developer with a small application in the marketplace, one difficulty I find is that the classification system is very coarse, and there is little information given to me about how users of my app reach it - do they search for it? If so, what did they search for to get to it? Do they get there by browsing? Etc.

Thanks

Luke said...

Why is the HTC Sensation 4G not supported for the Videos App?

Deen said...

That just looks like its gonna be way cool. Wow.

www.total-privacy.ua.tc

wiggy said...

Shame these are not available in the uk ...Waiting patiently)

JaySoto said...

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OFI said...

"In the US" "Also in the US" along with Google Music and Google Voice both available in the US.

Here's to the Centre of the Universe

Space_Cowby said...

Pity it tied to US market only, AGAIN.

Joe Tedesco said...

Can't wait for this. I've been wanting to watch movies on my phone. But will I be able to watch them on my HD TV via my HDMI cable? On my Charge it blocks that feature, even if I purchase the movie.

hazeleyez said...

my HTC Inspire isnt supported either

Robbie jardine said...

What i want to know is why this app doesn't support Android 2.1, i have a HTC Hero which for some reason cant get Android 2.2 so i'm stuck in lymbo and it's not right

Tom said...

First, let me compliment you on being clear about which features are U.S. only. (Amazon waited until the last possible moment of a lengthy process before informing me that their app store wouldn't work in Canada.)

But, there are so many Google products that are only available in the U.S. that Google is really starting to seem like a U.S. oriented company.

I think this perception will be bad for Google, and I hope you will soon bring more of your services to other countries.

Arco said...

Just so you know, outside U.S. also live people!

Rick said...

what are the supported devices? why isn't the droid incredible supported? when will it be supported?

Tristan said...

"Here's to the Centre of the Universe"

I believe that is, in fact, the "Center of the Universe."

Phil S. said...

Galaxy S (Captivate) not supported.

Trevor James said...

Haha, glad I live in the US :)

patrickandkelly said...

A list of "Supported" phones would be nice...that way we're not in the dark if we're cut off. I would like to believe that ALL android 2.2 phones are supported but for some reason I don't believe that will be the case.

Daeshon Jones said...

I love the new design , and now that you are able to buy videos movies and books , i am open to more options to buy things on my favorite os system in the world.

Rick said...

nm. it's only available for the xoom for now. according to the developer's site, other devices will be available in the coming weeks. probably to coincide with the updated android market rollout.

Tenkely said...

When will the videos app support more devices than just the Xoom? It says 2.2 and up , but none of my devices are supported (Nexus S, Nexus One, G-Slate.

hazeleyez said...

i have a android 2.2.1 and my phone NOT supported by video app lolol

J Modus said...

Will the Videos app ever make it onto the Droid X? Please say yes.

Thomas Gatt said...

Any reason why Europe is not supported? We have bought Android powered devices like the US people did! Shame we have to wait every time a new update is rolled!

Bob said...

Google is based in the U.S. So, it's only natural that once a feature is ready, it can be released in the U.S. first. Releasing in other countries often involves additional legal hurdles and considerations. So, it's only natural that it is released in this manner.

Japan also gets the PlayStation first and Europe gets Spotify first. It's just one of those things. It also wouldn't make sense to delay release until the legal issues are sorted out in every region because, by then, insiders will have leaked the technical details of your product to the competitors, who will jump on it and instantly release it in the U.S. to get an advantage.

So, they're just going to release the version that's ready first, then tackle the legal hurdles for other countries next.

Greg said...

Really wish Google would start thinking outside of just the USA. Apple seem to be better at this. It wouldn't be so bad but it feels like most of the really good stuff at the moment is USA only. Google TV, Music and Voice are all services we would love to see as well as the new Movie rentals.

JGJones said...

I'm more interested in knowing about subtitles in movies. There's millions of deaf people with money and yet so little services that does online movies offer subtitles.

It's a chance to get a leap in some sector, and Google have a good track record on providing subtitles in their videos so here's hoping they'll ensure movies have subtitles...

Naa said...

It seems like everything is for 2.2 now. What about the users who's provider won't upgrade? My phone is barely a year old & Sprint refuses to upgrade the HTC Hero so we're stuck at 2.1 so near yet so far away.

OFI said...

@Bob:
Google Voice was released in June 2009.
Just how long should we wait for that and the rest of these US services to pass over to the rest of us?

Market your product to the world and you need to be making a better effort than this.

Alla said...

it was about time guys keep the good world

Luís said...

I've a Vodafone 945 (ZTE-U V871)with Android 2.1. The upgrade to Maps 5.7 disable the option to put Widgets in the principal screen.
To enable that option I must do the downgrade to version 4.
Who can I solve this problem??
Thanks
Luís

Kenny said...

Still doesn't ask for password to buy apps?!

The Market app should ask for a passcode whenever the app costs money. Seems like Google still doesn't get it.

yenrod said...

Google are getting stupid and un-apple like...at least they can get all that apple offers..if I wanted to 'keep up' I've got to pay another $750/£500 (imintheUK)...I've got a HTC desire..which hTC are screwing the customers about COME GOOGLE sort yourselves out, eh !!! Your coming across very, very, very inconsistent!

Kool68 said...

What a load of rubbish. I should never have dropped my iphone for an android. When will these ' new' features be available in Australia?
I think Android and indeed the market place app is really only aimed at kids at the moment and can't be taken seriously as a work tool or a replacement for the iphone or blackberry.

Junaid said...

Please Google, bring movies and books to Canada!

Brady Painter said...

Is subtitles available in movies? If not, please add the subtitles feature for movies. I know tons of deaf people who would love to watch captioned movies on their phones.

dc197 said...

When does ios 5 come out i hope its this month.

Tom Robbo said...

Please bring movies and books worldwide! I'm in the UK and really want these services!

Chris said...

Is the Samsung Fascinate a supported phone?

jacobplittleman said...

When is google going to admit that tablets exist too. Why does the market place require that you either be a phone or pretend to be a phone.

Amazon, are you listening too??

Beth J said...

Why is it so weird and "unfortunate" that Google products and services are available in the US first when it's a US-based company? Even a company with a huge worldwide presence has to do a lot of work to make their products and services available outside their home country. Should they sit on awesome new features until it's available to everyone? That's kind of not the way Google works.

- said...

I have a Droid X and installed CyanogenMod... supported or have I gotta get a copy from some corner dealer like a junkie? Come on Google, show the modders some love... we bought supported phones too.

Tiến Nguyễn said...

T-Mobile HTC Nexus One
This item is not compatible with your device.
Samsung GT-P7510
This item is not compatible with your device.

What gives?

Unknown said...

It's a shame that it's not being released in Canada at the same time. Hopefully soon.

Craig Masters said...

Too bad it ain't in the marked for a HTC Desire. Of course it helps if you make an app for phones people use!

LEKO said...

can't wait to have this update!

E said...

Wow, it looks like 5 year old with a crayong trying to copy the metro interface. Well, it's still lies ahead of what you had before. Good job Google.

Nick Cannon said...

Download it here
http://www.mediafire.com/?vdocx41t37rnn6y

Donald said...

@Nick_Cannon TYVM

Matthew Gottfried said...

Does the HTC HERO have the new market

CoulJa said...

If T-Mobile wasn't so damn annoying and didn't cap me at 5gb of data, streaming movies from the market or the netflix app would actually be a nice feature.

But no, T-Mobile is a crock of **** and makes these new additions useless to me.

ManAtWork said...

When the Android market is increasing rapidly in Asia region by the effort of vendors, it is sad that the Market covers these countries too slow. While we can purchase kindle, e-books from Amazon months ago, it is surprised that Google Market still far behind the pace. On the other hand, Google Market team also not includes the Macau to the paid app coverage as Hong Kong is a big mistake.

Matt Cline said...

More wonderful content for US users.....sigh

Marina said...

When is it coming to Australia??

Raghu said...

Installed on Tmobile HTC Nexus One on CM7. Works like a charm. I will install it on HTC Sensation after some testing...

Looks good and no issues as of now...

Robert Lipe said...

Incredible 2 isn't supported, either. Sniff.

dark5un said...

Love it & can't wait for the new look to come out but then again, i was actually complaining about the web market since that looks dated compared to the new overall google look! :(

I guess i won't be getting this anytime soon since im in Sri Lanka & still using Andriod 2.1 on my poor phone but we can hope right...

Dad said...

i patronize all of google's products...but why do you keep scorning just because i don't live in the US? If you're not scorning for that, it because i have a google apps account instead of a regular google account. where's the love big G? *single tear drop*

Ken Sizemore said...

Agree with some of the comments above, great news for those in the US. Looking forward to some of this functionality in Asia, even though we can already buy dvd's for less than $1.99 :)

Alejandro said...

Has the timeframe for refunds changed with this update?

vishalspeaks said...

y is 2.1 left out need a update for 2.1 also

helloworld said...

This app is laggy as hell on my Nexus S, I wish it was buttery smooth and had the touch feeling of a Windows Phone 7 or an iPhone.

e30ernest said...

"The UI tweak is a welcome change. From the screenshots, it looks to be a much more touch-friendly interface.

Hopefully there will be new features that will allow developers better opportunities to get their apps discovered. It's a fast growing app marketplace and there is potential for really good apps to be lost in all the noise.

- Ernest
Mobile Applications Development

Christian Eßl said...

So, what about paying methods? Outside the us credit cards aren't that widely spread.

We were waiting now for a long time for extended paying models, so we can BUY apps at all. As for now in europe, many people just download their apps illegally, not because they are stingy about the 1.99$, but because they have NO possibility of purchasing apps in the market without a credit card.

What is about paypal? Telephone bill? Prepaid cards? I don't get it why such a huge influentional concern like google can't accomplish to offer better paying methods.

You should really focus more on that problem instead of rolling out the x. redesign again and again.

alexpinna said...

As a massive Google supporter it pains me to say this but this is where Google get it all wrong and Apple get it all right. The single reason why I wouldnt buy an Android tablet, or upgrade my current phone, is so many of the best features are unavailable outside the US. When Apple update and add functionality to their services they are available worldwide, instantly. Google concentrate on releasing in the US only. Apple have offered music, books and movies world wide for years now. How can Google steal the lucrative Apple users, that spend money, when they only offer have a service.

Le Pine said...

US only, and US only...yet another time. You better hurry up and consider that there are Android users outside the US. In fact, Android's best shot is outside the US, in the emerging markets who are not yet hooked on Apple.

EFG said...

How about us US citizens with US bank ussied credit cards living abroad??

David Remington said...

It would be nice to see Google recognise that there are users OUTSIDE THE USA... whilst we appreciate everything you do and the innovation you bring, I get the feeling the rest of the world is considered a second rate citizen... BOO....

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tomash said...

International support is always lacking when it comes to google. I'm almost inclined to switch to Apple just because I know I won't be at the ass end of their service, regardless of where I live.

CONSTANTINOS said...

It´s really a shame that these features on only available to the US since there are more Android phones outside the US. Next time maybe something global would be a nice change.

drauks said...

You really need to bring back the feature to browse the latest/newly added apps and games respectively. This is essential.

Ravensholt said...

When will Europe (Denmark?) get the new version of Android Market?

Regarding other google services, we also miss Google Music in Denmark.

e30ernest said...

I have a feeling that the delayed release outside the US is due to licensing issues for the right to sell/rent these movies and books more than anything.

Pandaren Sweetbarrow said...

But when will you open game categories for South Korea?
Korean government changed policy for you! (and for that i things.)

Lev_Arris said...

Alas, still no way to sort search results by rating or popularity.

Lluís said...

The program consumes much memory.
By the time Google applications can be moved to SD ?.

J said...

"Android 2.2 and higher"...

So yet again those of us who bought phones such as the Sony Ericsson X8 (in my case just 6 months ago!) are left out in the cold because the phones (and OS) were obsolete even before they reached the shops (here in Portugal, in my case), and Sony/Ericsson have (and had) no intention of providing further updates...

Glenn said...

For all the people complaining about this being US only at this point. Just be patient. Asia gets the newest phones before the US, you don't hear people in the US whining this much. Why the hate? You roll updates out locally and then expand. It's simple logic.

Rocket said...

The "Videos" app doesn't work on my LG Optimus V. =(

Gavin Colbourne said...

@Glenn... You say the American's whine or complain about other countries when it comes to phones. This is so UNTRUE, American's have always complained about how countries like the UK can easily get brand-new phones free on release and how easy it is for us in the UK to get Sim-FREE handsets.

As for the Video App it remains down to the copyright from the movie industry NOT Google and there is a lot of background work to be done for other countries ie, region coding, censorship, ratings etc which would have to be programed for each country. Considering the movie industry is mostly American based it is easy for google to program the app for access to those movies. It is like NETFLIX that is an American based company which only allows access using American based IP addresses.

ManAtWork said...

The spread of credit card in Asia may not as in US, but it is already very popular. Many of us have more than one, and involving the online purchasing frequently. Don't forget that the iPhone/iPad users are spread rapidly because the convenience of AppStore, and switching the countries with simple steps. The convenience of access full functionality of Android Market is the key to make it be as competitive as Apple's. In contrast, Google is too much restriction than Apple in this matter.

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Chris said...

XDA has an apk you can get - however your phone must be running 2.2

http://db.tt/zvOFnm4

brunes said...

OK. Seriously, I do appreciate all the work you guys are putting into the market. But really - can't Google build a decent search for this thing? Google's whole business is search, it is pretty ridiculous Android has been in the market for 3 years now, and I still cant search the market by thing like cost, star rating, title, description, and comments.

Tchannin (TC) Dumas said...

This should hopefully put a major dent in video Piracy!

Osman786 said...

Ok this market app is compatible with froyo and gingerbread only. For all those who want this version of the market already, heres the download link: http://www.4shared.com/file/rKB036LJ/comandroidvending-1.htm

Trust me it works

lizwiz said...

OMG, the new Andriod interface looks and works like Windows 7 phone. Copy cats.

TechnoDucky said...

So do I still get the update in the UK, just without the books and video features?
I hate the UK being so technologically behind :(

RobTheBeast said...

All phones Android 2.2 and higher are supported, the you can download the new market now if you want(it would be wise to wait). And the new interface is not a copy, if it was why did it take them 7 months? The movies and books section of the market aren't supported outside the U.S, because they don't have the licensing to do so.

TechnoDucky said...

I did think it might be licensing issues, living in a place that still prohibits you from ripping a CD to put on your iPod.

chris.tai said...

The latest Market App (version 3.0.26) has a bug with regards to updating apps. Apps that have updates available are shown that they have updates available. When I tap on that updatable app, however, I do not see an update button. I only see two buttons; "Open" and "Uninstall." How do you update an app with the new Market app?

Mr. Cohen said...

My guess that the reason it is only available in the US and only supported on some phones goes back to the concerns of media companies about the security of their product. They can't get the kind of security they want on some of the older Android devices and I'm guess copyright issues are why it's only available in the US.

sudosu said...

Hmm i like the new UI, even if it looks a bit like Win 8 Tablet UI :)

zachary matson said...

Maybe you want to move to the US, if you don't mind the unemployment rate, horrible economy, high taxes, careless spending, and bad politicians.

Nathan K said...

I also feel like mentioning the obvious fact that people live outside of the US... and we have "Mobile Phones" too! Have you heard we also have colour TV and they weird new thing called the Wide World Web or something... :(

Sarvesh said...

No update for android 2.1 or lower?

TimmyT 1981® said...

Looks very good, thanks for that!!

Brian Boals said...

I can only assume that most of you simply don't understand the overall complexity of launching products in a global market. There are numerous legal and financial issues to be addressed among other things. Therefore, as others have echoed, it only makes sense to establish a core market to launch and address bugs before complicating things with a worldwide offering. Those of you crying for it now would be crying just as hard or harder if Google launches worldwide and it has the slightest error.

Also, those of you complaining about your device not supporting the upgrade need to understand that there are some casualties in the evolution of software. I liked my Apple IIe from the 80's but I hardly expect it to be supported today. The mobile industry moves really fast and I think Google has to make certain cutoffs (to the detriment of certain consumers) with their supported devices in order to truly push their software to the next level.

It doesn't feel good to have a phone that won't support the new app. But if you expect Android to design for older hardware and older versions of the operating system, you will ultimately get a less robust experience with each new release.

And let's face it... Google is a for-profit firm. While they do a better job than others at giving their consumers living, breathing products that update and improve during the life of those products, they also have to give customers a reason to upgrade and buy newer, better products.

TechnoDucky said...

I completely understand the issues faced when launching a product globally and am not blaming Google for this, but in the UK there is no reason for us not to have services like Google Music, eBook Store and Movies other than our out of date data protection and copyright laws.
But I suppose we just have to accept that there are bigger problems and quietly move on.

GG said...

Is there anyway for the new Market to be available to Android 1.6?

ManAtWork said...

We all understood the complexity and those issues when distributing the products to a global market, but this is not a reason to defend the matter when we see Amazon has distributed the kindle books to the same countries; the users of iPhone/iPad have the ways to access those appstore outside their countries - I know Apple see this but allows them to happen.
In contrast, the users in Android platform are the group of people in these countries couldn't purchase the same products as in other platforms. Don't forget Android Market has released nearly 12 months, and the progress is too slow when it has the very big installation base for business negotiation with the vendors.

formidible said...

Google needs to get its International head fixed first before it rolls out new stuff which is invariably fed to the US only. It means that most of the world is left behind with promises of service later. That just isn't good enough from one of the world's largest Global providers. As we all know from Google Voice a promise of service doesn't necessarily mean we are going to get any outside of North America. Google should at least apologise for areas not covered by a new release or make it clear that the release is for US only.

charan315 said...

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charan315 said...

Works well in my LG Optimus One(P500) with android 2.2.2 but no movies on market.

brandon said...

How do i find out if my phone is supported or if I have 2.2 or higher? can I update by download or do I have to buy yet another phone?

sidney muaka said...

copy of wp7 not original at all i expected more from you google

Destiny said...

I think Android OS serves the best while we talk about mobile phones. I keep on changing my handset however with OS, I just rely on Android. Now see this is a great news for especially students or other learners like me. Thanks :)

Arjun Thakrar (Excellent Reads) said...

Hi, right. I;m in the UK and have a HTC wildifre running on froyo. i have still not had my update of the market. Why havent i had it.

seriksson13 said...

Google needs to come up with a gift card format. that way those without CC's can purchase apps.

egill said...

Hi. I got HTC google Nexus One. But it stil only has a android 2.1, how come?
I touhgt it should update automatically to 2.2

egill said...

sorry. I got 2.2.1.
My mistake.

Divaker Singla said...

Download new market version

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/07/12/download-new-android-market-version-3-0-26/

Utakos said...

US, US and oh, US. Have an Android phone going from an iphone 3gs so decided on an Asus Transformer as the way forward but i am getting increasingly tired of the lack of apps and support that there is outside Us, on the brink of going back to the fryingpan so to speak.

tobbe60 said...

is xperia x8 a suported phone?

thekian said...

What about android 2.1 why are you forgetting about us

www.android--news.blogspot.com
www.teckstation.blogspot.com

J said...

@tobbe60: no the Xperia X8 is NOT supported because v2.1 is the last *officially* (Sony) released version of the OS.

However, if you're willing to root your X8 (which is worth doing anyway, *just* to run Titanium Backup!!) and run a custom kernel (I haven't got to that point...yet :-) then check out the X8 threads here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/

sharpster25 said...

wicked get it here we can all have it http://www.mediafire.com/?vdocx41t37rnn6y

anurag poddar said...

Why do we have special features only for U.S. ??
Any idea when you are going to launch these videos and books feature in India??

hgpot said...

I'm in the US and the Videos app is not compatable with my Motorola Atrix 4G running on 2.2.2?? What gives, Google?

On a side note, I think that Goolge should be completely in charge of all Android OS updates, and have them available (all Android devices should be able to run 2.3.4) to every device. Not Motorola, HTC, at&t, or Verizon.

Mtw said...

Will it come out when summer is over? I have been waiting a very long time for this.

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CoreAn_Crack3rZ said...

The app looks like the interface of windows phone 7. :D Great article.

Kiran Kumar said...

Why can't you post the supported models list? So that we no need to wait for the official new market update.


Thanks,
Kiran

oscar said...

The user interface is so ugly. Why can't they make it more attractive looking.

aj.pwns said...

is the htc sensation 4g a supported phone?

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Damon said...

You guys complaining about only US... its only US for now, they need to do the paper work for other countries. Since they're US-based obviously US gets it first. Just gotta be patient.

Cam said...

Idea: Developer subscriptions. This is my most wanted feature with a similar premise to why people love subscribing on YouTube. Once you find a good developer I want to be told when they release something new. I want to see my normal app updates AND my developer updates in the area.

This will
a) Make it WAY easier to find new things
b) Encourage QUALITY over quantity as trash devs will be unsubscribed from.
c) Lower the cost of marketing for quality small devs
d) Allow devs to better know their audience and perhaps offer bonuses/exclusives for subscribers
e) Feel more personally involved with devs. eg You might be more inclined to buy other apps by the same dev if they are good at updating/customer response etc

tomas said...

quiero que saquen una atualizacion del market para tablets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nazwa wyświetlania said...

It is terrifying that Google doesn't remember about Europe where there are more dedicated Google users (at least some statistics say so;)

Chris said...

Come on...way too much crying from people outside the U.S. I'm sure you guys will have it within a months time.

Lets not forget, you guys have Kies. One that actually works. Nothings more frustrating than seeing the European version actually work, or trying to use the U.S. approved version and crashing my phone.

tomash said...

That's the thing, we don't want it in a months time. We want it when people in the USA have it. The USA wants things when we here in Australia has it. x country wants it when y country has it.

It's extremely frustrating living here in Australia when a lot of internationally renown companies, whether they develop games, deliver online services or manufacture products, can't devote a few weeks or months of their time in preparing contracts and organising international agreements to give us the same service the previously mentioned "center of the universe" has first hand access to. You're telling me that I'll probably have it in a month's time? Why do I want these new services in a months time when I've been waiting a lot longer for other USA-only services Google provides such as Google Books, Music, Voice or even Youtube movie rentals? It's becoming an extended list of services available to only a smaller niche in comparison to the rest of the world who, as mind blowing as this may be, have a higher population than those in the USA. If a company like Apple is able to release their new features, services (including books, mind you) apps and whatnot with as little time gaps as they can across countries, regardless of how long or complicated the process may be, why can't Google do the same?

Now, don't get me wrong, I really do love Google and I'm a proud owner of a Desire HD which I'd prefer over an iPhone any day, but if I were to roll back the clock to February when I bought this phone online knowing that Google will be releasing these great services to everyone but me, would I still have picked an Android phone? As annoying as this is for me to say, the answer would be no.

Of course, this is just the whiny post of one teenage Australian kid who is unbelievably annoyed by this whole ordeal. Compared to the other hundreds of millions of Android users (and the more important Americans), why would Google even begin to care about what I want when they haven't cared about anyone's for the last couple of years?

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Yi Ding said...

Is there a phone supported list there?

rodoriginal said...

lol center of the universe? It is only because Americans are too dumb to know that other countries exist in the world. The center of dumbfucks! that's what it should be. Americans...you are the most hated people on this planet. Don't make it worse for yourself!! The fact that the economy is number 1 there NOW does not mean it will be in 10 years, and no one is gonna give a fuck about you guys!! :-)

Mike said...

U mad?

Nick said...

It has been almost 2 weeks and I still haven't received the update. If I lived outside the US and had an unsupported phone I would understand, but I live in the US and have a Nexus S.

texa1313 said...

I was able to download the new market on my own on the web before the update was sent to my t-mobile galaxy s 4g phone. but i cant get the new VIDEOS app. when i search the online android market it says it is compatible with my phone but still wont download and install.

yony said...

Did the HTC thunderbolt supporter with the new android market

Milos said...

yes it is ,,,now please if some1 now why i stil didnt get new market and how i am going to get it please explain me on losmi95@gmail.com

PS:dont download this market on your own ,i tryed and i for example didnt have option for payed apps...

xFKNxWillisx said...

ah that looks so nice. i really like the new look.

gymfreak7855 said...

Is the Lg p500h supported? Or does it miss out again on decent updates?

blabla said...

is LG Optimus One in Singapore "supported" and if yes,when will the update be?

HB said...

Kommt dieses Update auch für den Samsung Galaxy Mini?
Is the Samsung Galaxy Mini a supported phone? Please help.

Thanks

joshp1 said...

Why is everyone getting mad at a us company releasing to the us first. There just testing it here Google is always wierd very slow at developing thing they have a new social site that's always being advertised but no one can use it.
Please give a supported phone list I have HTC aria 2.2.2 and don't have it yet

aadi true bear fan said...

Please release it in India as well. I have got my nexus s but can't use any of its Google services exactly.
Plzzz fast want to watch the HD movies

NT Cwth said...

Thanks for this new android market, It looks so great. But can I request for improvement of android market for sometimes ( Download unsuccessful please try again, Download always pause when click on download, Some Application request cannot be found...) Please make it works correctly, Some offer from TAPJOY award apps cannot be found ( Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread latest ). So so much thank you if you can improve the best like Apps store in IOS. Thank again hope can help...Sincerely Android lover...<3

Mcslamer said...

It has been two weeks and i still havnt gotten the update,is this going to be a longer wait or is the HTC Inspire 4G not supported?