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Android Market to get a makeover, Cover-Flow style look

Android Market to get a makeover - CoverFlow style

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 14, 2010 07:00 am CST - 0 mins, 50 secs reading time

The Android Market is looking to start over, the apps will stay the same but the look and feel will give the Market a complete overhaul of it's current state.


On the home screen of the Market there will be a new carousel feature that allows users to flip through apps in a "Cover-Flow" style look. There are also new categories "Live Wallpapers" and "Widgets" and there are promises of more categories for popular apps in the future.

Once inside an apps' page there will no longer be the old tabbed interface but rather a single, "streamlined" page. There's also a heavier use of the color green.

Google have also changed the refund time of apps from 24 hours to 15 minutes and they've also increased the maximum download file size to 50MB with the hope of richer games and offering better support for different screen resolutions, etc.

This new update to the Android Market will begin rolling out to Android 1.6+ users in the next couple of weeks.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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