In case you haven’t noticed or received an update notification from Google yet – the Android Market app on your phone is due for an update. Google has silently pushed out an update for its app store that includes some significant changes. The bumping the app’s version up to 3.0.27, the update gives the Market an interface overhaul, and makes new content available.
Users can now purchase books and rent movies from the Android Market on their Android smartphones. The change in the UI is also pretty significant – it looks closer to the Honeycomb interface than previous versions of the Market and possibly signifies Google getting Android devices ready for Ice Cream Sandwich (since Honeycomb is not coming to phones).
Keep an eye out for the notification on your device, or head over to Android Community to get the APK to install it manually. The latest version of the Android Market is compatible with will devices Android 2.2 and above.