Remember the new, upgraded Android market we told you about last night? Well, now it appears that the APK has been ripped and posted for all to enjoy (or loathe, depending on your personal feelings).

You can find it here  (mirrored by us) and it brings with it all the UI changes and issues (15 minute refund limit) we discussed earlier. I should warn you that as of now, the APK we have only works for stock Android 2.2 devices. I have it working on both my stock Android 2.2 Nexus One and stock Android 2.2 G2.

Update from Artem: It works on my rooted EVO 4G and reportedly works on other rooted devices - root by itself can't affect something like this. What Stephen meant were custom ROMs - it may not work on some, like CM or MIUI.

Either way, you will be able to uninstall the update, as that's all it is - an update to the Market app, not a replacement, so go ahead and try it.

Update from Artem: The Market UI is now much slicker, which is probably a direct result of using that green curve. The tabs are indeed gone, and all the data is available on the same page - you can see what it looks like below.

Oh, and the featured apps list is seemingly a lot longer now. I had to keep scrolling the carousel for quite a while until I saw the same apps again, which probably means it now shows all featured apps.

However, where is the big change that will help us discover apps? The update is, after you dig into it, just a UI lift. I was expecting more after so many months.

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One bug I noticed is the Recent Changes are displayed twice. I'm guessing when Google first rolled out Recent Changes, they've implemented it by appending the data directly into the description, and the new Market treats it differently. I'm expecting this to be fixed shortly, after some Googler runs a quick cleanup script.


Update: AndroidCentral did a quick walkthrough of the new Market and posted it to YouTube:

Update: Check out what the new Market looks like on a tablet - thanks SilentMobius:


Pretty spiffy, isn't it (although, it does waste a lot of space around the carousel)?

/end of Artem's update.

Overall, I like it quite a bit, but still wish it had more discoverability. Hopefully we'll see a few tweaks when the Market's web interface rolls out (should that ever come to fruition). I should also let you know that many in the forum where this was discovered are reporting problems with it running on CyanogenMod 6.1, so those of you who have it might want to resist the temptation to install this. Oh, and it can be uninstalled quite easily from the application manager. Enjoy!

Source: XDA-Developers

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Sweet! Trying it now.

  • Yoshi

    I hope they make this available to the rooted community soon... I dont have an unrooted android lol

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I hope you're joking. :P

      Edit: Oh, I see what you're talking about - I posted a correction.

  • lrnano

    It's going to be the new market is coming in two weeks. So be patient that all the devices running Android 1.6 & higher is going to get it. That's the talk in twitter world currently right now beside the Nexus S.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Why do we have to be patient when we can install it right now?

    • htc_incredible

      My phone is not rooted and I somehow already had this pushed. Works fine so far..

  • SN4K3B1T3

    Works fine on my rooted htc desire z running virtous 0.7.4 android 2.2 :)

  • metacyde

    Doesn't work on my rooted Droid running CM6.1

    • Tom

      Ditto...no joy on the OG Droid running CM6.1

  • Flashfox

    Well... I'll hold off for now (rooted Vibrant w/2.1). Still waiting for T-Mo to release Froyo (I know I can load it myself, but I want to experience the T-Mo touch ;-)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Rooted phones are fine - it's the ones running custom ROMs that could have some problems, though easily fixable by uninstalling the update.

      • Flashfox

        Thanks... got the APK and will install later today ;-)

  • SilentMobius

    Wow, have you seen what it looks like on a tablet, fantastic http://yfrog.com/h4udpp

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Added to the post. Thanks!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      Which tablet was this taken on? It looks SEXY!

    • http://nextparadigms.com Lucian Armasu

      It looks the same in landscape mode on the phones, too.

    • Milind

      Wow! What a criminal waste of real estate.

  • enomb

    I'm running stock Eclair on my Desire and I have the new market. Yeah! Market updated automatically for me. No APK to install.

  • JJ

    Thanks... but in the future when you upload an APK do you think you could put it somewhere that is more mobile friendly? :D

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I'm welcome to suggestions, but multiupload uploads to 6-7 mirrors simultaneously, and is our preferred mirroring method.

  • Mikevo

    This version looks so much nicer. Love all that green goodness!!!

  • lefty

    Working nicely on desire hd running Android revolution Rom

  • Gili

    won't install on my htc desire

    • Shinsen

      Installs fine on stock, unrooted 2.2 firmware on my HTC Desire.

      Kernel Version: 2.6.32-gf9c0527
      Software/Build number: 2.09.405.8 [CL218634 release-keys]

  • Nexuz-Uno

    Can someone re-upload it somewhere and post a link here? The XDA link is failing because of too much traffic. ;)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      We never linked to the xda post and posted our own mirror from the beginning. Did you read the post? :-]

  • Nexuz-Uno

    Ahh. Found it. Thanks!

  • casey

    I don't see the new widget or livewallpaper category. Is that not available yet.

  • zedman

    Won't install on epic. Error is not able to parse file.

    • Mike

      i have the same issue on my epic.

  • chadb

    Works great on my AT&T N1. Thanks!

  • Austin Serio

    How do I install this?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Download the apk to your phone, then click on it using some file manager, like Astro.

  • Croak

    Works fine on a Galaxy Tab.

  • matholamew

    Got it to work on my Samsung Galaxy S Captivate with the Cognition 2.3b6 ROM. No hassle just new Market goodness.

  • jon3169

    Working on my evo. Really like the landscape view with this new market.

  • TwinIon

    Won't install on a Droid X running Fission 2.2.2

  • Paul Predator

    I uploaded a working version for CM 6.1 roms.

    • Hans

      How do I install it?

    • hung


      any chance for CM 6.0?


      keeps force closing.

  • Bschwartz40

    Works great on my rooted Samsung Vibrant running 2.2.

    Macnut R13 / Super_IO_Kernal /w OCLF

  • Fury

    Works fine on my Samsung Galaxy Tab from Rogers(Which runs it's stock ROM for Rogers).

    Very nice look.

  • Red Sox

    Won't install on OG Droid running Saphire 1.1.1

  • André

    Runs just fine on my HTC HD2 running a NexusHD2 (Nexus One FRG83 2.2.1) ROM. Thank thee kindly :)

  • Thomas

    cant parse file. can someone reupload it?

  • Dumbledore

    I'd like to know what you mean by Discoverability ? When I use the Apple app store compared to Android, I honestly don't find that much of difference other than a few more curated lists. Is this what you are expecting, like staff picks ?

  • me

    It doesnt work on my Optimus :(