05
Apr
markettest

This probably isn't going to be nearly as exciting as the title might lead you to believe - though it's good news nonetheless.

Techfrom10's Samsung Galaxy S was accidentally given access to the test Android Market via an OTA update, and they stumbled upon some goodies while using it. The Market itself has undergone no noticeable changes aside from the addition of the "Content Rating" information publishers are now asked to include as part of their submissions to the Market, so there's not a lot to see on that end.

However, they did find new versions of Music (much like the previously leaked APK, but presumably a newer version), Desk Clock, Camera, and Gallery. The only one that works, sadly, is the new version of the Music app. The cloud sync feature is still present, but it doesn't seem to let you choose a Google Account to sync with anymore - probably to keep people from using the service at this point.

Note: Only Music actually works, but you can download all the various APKs here:

snap20110405_061636 snap20110405_060833

We don't know exactly what the new versions of Desk Clock, Camera, and Gallery entail - but we assume UI elements and features from their Honeycomb counterparts are probably going to be present as Google slowly moves towards integrating features from Honeycomb into the new version of the Android OS (Ice Cream).

TechFrom10 via Phandroid

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Nathan

    figures the one app we've already seen is the one that works lol.

    i would of loved to see what improvements were made to the camera and gallery 3d.

  • Josue

    This looks interesting but probably won't know more about it till google I/O, the music app still needs a lot of improvement no for nothing but it looks like an old music player software for windows 98, I hope google nail this soon

  • nice2know_u

    DeskClock actually works as a widget (Honeycomb clock).

  • http://xperiaminicyanogen.wordpress.com/ Devfrost

    Strange I can't seem to get a 3d carousel view like in the tablet

    • mikeymop

      Rotate sideways, and open the now playing screen, on the top left there is a drop down menu, choose recent.

  • Álmos

    Man I can't wait to see the Google I/O keynotes..

  • Stuart

    Music player is looking a lot more refined, still needs some tweaks and overall I like it. I notice it is pulling my podcasts which none of my other music players do so hopefully that will be sorted before release.

  • Geoffrey

    The music app is the only one workin for me. Stock G2

  • Matt

    There is also a new version on calendar. When looking at the about it shows 3.1.

  • http://androidized.com Lucian Armasu

    Why isn't Google making it easier for people to discover new apps? How hard can it be really? They've been working on the new market since almost a year ago and all we got is a slightly different UI and some improvement, but not very close to perfect, search relevance (Chomp is much better at it).

    Why aren't they adding something like "Hot Apps of the Day"? It would help new developers a lot and it would help people discover new apps. I'm only still using Appbrain because of that feature. It's very hard to discover new apps in the Android Market, unless you look for something specific, and stumble upon a new app by mistake.

  • Matt

    Looks like tech10 went down.

  • VirtuaLIntel

    Have the Camera app working on my Inspire 4G w/CM7RC4. It force closes when switching to video, and will only get up to 5MP. (8MP sensor). There is no 'advanced settings'. less settings in the bottom transparent bar. The Shutter Box(??) thing fills the outer edges of the picture when snapping a pic instead of a small box in the center.

  • http://www.computerhelponline.info/ Computer Tips

    Thanks downloading now hope im gonna like it.

  • http://androvation.com rhino

    The 3.0 music player has been out for a little bit now. Check out modaco. And also there is an even newer vending.apk than the one provided.

  • vernon

    It's too huge for my desire as it cannot be moved to SD..uninstalled