Updated Android Marketplace has arrived

Google has released a more visually appealing Android marketplace for users

The official Android developers blog released a post a few weeks back talking about the changes in the Android Marketplace that would be incoming. The Android Marketplace's newer and visually appealing version is now hopping its way across phones running Android 1.6 and higher.

What's new? Well the interface on the home page is considerably different. There's a new carousel on the home and category pages, so users and quickly roll through it to view promoted apps and immediately head over to a chosen app's download page.

Widgets and live wallpapers now have their own categories. In addition, Android gamers will be pleased as Google is increasing the size of .apk files to 50MB. Users can also access all the app information on a single page, with app content ratings to be introduced.

However, the refund window on the Android Market is now brought down to 15 minutes from 24 hours, so if you decide you want to return a paid app, you should do it quickly.

According to the post on the Android developers blog, "This new Market client introduces important features that improve merchandising of applications, streamline the browse-to-purchase experience, and make it easier for developers to distribute their applications."

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