market poll
Last Updated: September 3rd, 2011

Some of us noticed today that our Android Market received an OTA update to v2.3.4 sometime last night. Before, when on the main page of the Market, the big 'Featured' section at the top would stay put. Now, we scroll down and - poof! - it vanishes (though, only on the main page and not on Apps/Games/etc pages for some reason).

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This got us wondering how many of you have found the new Market change in place. We asked around a little and found we weren't the only ones. In fact, some of you had received it a long time ago.

So let's take it a step further and conduct a poll. Let us know below which category you fall into with your current Android Market (you can check back to see the results as they come in):

Have you gotten the Android Market update that finally makes the giant Featured area at the top disappear when you start scrolling?

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Will Shanklin
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  • Joe

    Is there any way of speeding up/prompting the update for Market??? Why don't I have it yet?

    • Murtadha

      For me clearing the Market Data and cache always works in bringing up the new updated market.

      Settings > Application settings > Manage Applications > All > Market:
      - Force stop
      - Clear Data
      - Clear Cache

  • Simon Belmont

    I actually don't know exactly when it updated because I wasn't paying attention, so I just put today. Oh well.

    Thanks for the heads up. Cheers.

    • Di

      Same here. I was just browsing the market during lunch and didn't notice it. Of course I just checked now, and there it was.

  • Sener

    Yeah I noticed a while ago...

  • http://doublegeni.us Michael Crumpler

    See, i've had this for at LEAST like 2 weeks now. I got worried when it first happened, but then checked some of my friend's phones and the same thing happened. You guys are late to the party :P

  • baley

    Yes, for some time just realised that now!

  • Peter

    This is a few weeks old at this stage. I think it arrived the same time they added share this application to the app screen. I wish Google would be more explicit about the way the Market updates. Users will never notice new features hidden away inside the market (like share this app).

  • http://kenkinder.com/ Ken

    For me that update briefly went away when I flashed my ROM most recently, but it came back. It's been that way for weeks and weeks.

  • Ed

    Mine doesn't have a featured section because I'm in one of those countries that have paid apps disabled.

  • Matt

    At least a few weeks here.

  • squiddy

    Yeah, my mom's Samsung Epic had this from the get go when she bought it over 3 weeks ago. My Samsung Moment however, still hasn't gotten it.

  • LadyDi

    Yeah I see that but who cares as now only my paid apps are showing up. So can they change THAT back? Grrrrrr.....

  • David

    great, they updated the way we scroll in the market, now how about better support for it? that seems like more of a priority to me.

  • Roly

    I had problems with my launcher and I had to reset to factory settings and with that went the cool new Market.

    I went to Manage Applications > All > Market > Clear Cache & Data

    Then ... Went to Market App > Accepted Terms > Left it for few mins to update > Went to Android Market again and it was done!