21
Sep
Android_Market

Some users are reporting a +0.0.2 update to the Android Market. So far we don't know if anything big has changed. The tiny version increment suggest bug fixes only, but you never know...

Anyway, because we love you, we've mirrored the APK here for you to try out. Check your version first though, you may have already updated! We'll update this post if we spot anything new, and you let us know if you spot anything new. Teamwork.

2011-09-21_22-42-44

Source: XDA Developers (Thanks Ashish!)

Ron Amadeo
Ron loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. He always wants to talk about "the big picture" and what's next for Android, and he's not afraid to get knee-deep in an APK for some details. Expect a good eye for detail, lots of research, and some lamenting about how something isn't designed well enough.
  • http://www.psycho.ziggy471.com psycho_maniac_

    Got mine right away. Kinda nice the update was pushed right away. Usually I have to come here to get the apk. Thanks!

  • JC

    Is it just me or do the permissions say something about NFC in this update?

  • Leonid

    And I still have 2.3.6, and don't get automatic updates from the Market. :(

  • http://www.twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Noticed a few more force closes but that's about it o_O

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

      Hey, that's a FEATURE, not a bug :P

  • http://makingmoneywithandroid.com/ David

    I'll be glad if there are some bug fixes. I've had numerous troubles since the major redesign, with apps not downloading correctly, or just minor issues like network delays or the "Uninstall" button being obscured by the "Upgrade" button.

    This is on a Galaxy SII by the way - not an old or sluggish phone! :-)

  • tdavis42

    It just seems to load up MUCH faster now.

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

      I've heard the same kind of feedback before, but I suspect it may be a case of the placebo effect.

    • Seph

      I have the same thing. before the update, I hated it because it's gets too slow (from time to time) and i had to clear cache / data to get my list of applications and check for updates.

  • Andrew

    I was on a really old version of 3. something.. without any real settings under the settings menu.. just did a clear app data though and upgrdaed to 3.15 :)

    SGS2

  • http://nocturneofmine.com Rodz Nocturne

    Excuse me, I have a noob question, how can I check my version of market? I can't seems to find it anywhere in my phone or tablet even within the market itself. Help please.

    • JC

      Go to the market app.
      Press Menu.
      Press settings.
      Scroll to the bottom.
      Should say Version: 3.x.x

      • http://nocturneofmine.com Rodz Nocturne

        Thanks so much JC

    • Seph

      Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> All (tab)

      Scroll down and look for "Market" click on it and the version will be displayed.

      • http://nocturneofmine.com Rodz Nocturne

        Thanks so much Seph

  • http://smisa27.deviantart.com/ SeanM

    I checked my Market and it was already updated to 3.1.5. First thing I noticed for fixes, was now it fixed the way my main screen looks for my higher density screen. Before it looked like it was randomly placed, but now it's organized. I use the LCD Density changer app, so that's how I have my higher density screen.

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

      Nice, good spot.

  • Nobody

    Do you have the fonts tweaked on your device or do you have a very, very high resolution device?

    • Ron Amadeo

      The picture is from our tipster, and but my phone looks similar to that. QHD screen.

  • http://oppsiblogged.com/ Zackery Fretty

    No update for me yet, I'll just hold out if nothing seems new. I am sure MIUI will bundle it in the Friday update.

    • nullghost

      Because MIUI doesn't give a shit about distribution rights. =/

  • Alex bruce

    I've noticed you can +1 Apps, no idea if that is new.

  • IAmTheK

    Wow updated already? Some of us still have the old market. Google, I'd have thought by now you'd have realised the world is not just the US.

    • Mesmorino

      This. My market app is still on 2.3.4, and i'm not really sure what to do to get it to update.

      Having said that, I'm not too bothered about it

    • Zomby2D

      I updated right away. As for getting the new market vs the old one, that happened for me last week. So it seems once you update to the new market, updates start rolling insantly again.

  • Daniel

    The progress bar for an app download in the 'My apps' menu looks longer. It's almost as wide as the screen now... unless it was always like that?

  • http://www.teoti.co.uk marksyzm

    Looks like +1 button is the biggest new update. I just got the update too.

  • nerdshowandtell

    Mine was 3.1.3 - opened it up and a few seconds later it closed.. I opened it up again and it was 3.1.5 - so it auto-updated.. Good to see it update itself for a change!! Hopefully thats the norm now.. I've seen a lot of phones not auto-update to latest version and are still running the same version that came with the phone :( - everyone I find/see I update :P

  • rohit

    Can't download the file here. It says incompatible with my device. Anybody got a solution?

  • rohit

    Can't download the apk here. It says incompatible with my device. Anybody got a solution?

  • rohit

    Can't download the apk here. It says incompatible file. Anyone have a solution. Sgs2

  • http://www.weblogku.com Azam

    Thanks for the APK...

  • jim

    MY PHONE IS SO MUCH FASTER NOW!

    /s

    sorry...love seeing those comments after every minor update =P

  • Hardin

    Anybody notice the 'stop' button when apps are updating? Is that new?

  • http://mhamann.com Matt

    The app permissions screen has been updated to a cleaner look and feel. Also provides an extended description of what each permission means if you tap on it.

  • http://twitter.com/Neverlasting Will

    Installing the apk on a Tab10.1 reveals an interface much closer to tablet-friendly than the previous "New Market." The Action Bar is present, and the actual App Pages are a lot nicer, adding +1 and reviewing on Tablets.

  • Esteban

    i Still have market 2.3.6. on my HTC EVO 3D. How come it doesn't get updated?

    • Rohit

      I'm guessing that the market app is something that comes through the Stock build of the phone. I had to install the apk seperately when the first update came out. had to do the same again. Not sure how guys are getting the automatic update.

      • ravi

        rohit . i m ravi if u have the ans about market 3.1 so pls rly me . i want back my old market 2.3

  • http://androidpolice.com gathome

    When I go to settings, I only have two options, Content Filtering and Google AdMob preferences. I have the new Market "look" but not all of the features. Anyone know where I can update or find the updated version? (This is on Droid Bionic) Thanks, much!

  • Ian F

    Wow, I got my update too. Before, I was like the last one to get the desert storm version

  • pero

    I also got the update. I live outside of us(Croatia). Maybe i got the update because i'm the developer... i don't know

  • SYO

    I got the update pretty randomly. Market just randomly closed on me and when I reopened it, I was updated. I'm from the Philippines.

    Nothing seems new to me on my SGS at least. Permissions stuff were always that way, the +1 button on was there since 3.1.3.

  • ABT Benjamins

    Oh hey, I have the latest version. Word. I haven't noticed any changes, but I haven't been looking haha.

    • ABT Benjamins

      I'm pretty sure the +1 button is new. Not sure about other stuff. I don't pay close enough attention to new features.

  • http://None Dov

    Market is lagging and bugged its running slow as before since the most recent up date. its hell to navigate and I cant see most off the apps because they look small
    Samsung galaxy mini. can I please have the old market back

  • Jim

    Seems faster. Much faster than placebo faster.

  • ogtnasty

    i downloaded the apk on my Toshiba thrive. All i got was force close after force close. Also was trying to update a game and it said it was done but it stayed in the update area like it wanted to be updated again. had go back to regular tab market app

  • Janne

    How do you prevent this update? just FC on me all the time.
    Desire, cm7

  • Thorn

    This explains the recent bugs I've had then. I went from 41 apps, down to 28...with 3 apps showing "not installed" like Google Maps, which is clearly already installed on my phone. Also several force closes have occurred. Running the 3.1.5 build. Samsung Galaxy S.

  • Kobra

    Can't believe nobody's mentioned this yet, but one the biggest features of this update is the ability for root users to rent movies! I got the update pushed to my phone a few hours ago and noticed right away. About time! :)

    Oh, and for those with FC's, try this: Go to Settings > Language and Keyboard > Select Language. Choose "English (US)" even if it is already selected. Reboot, and the Market will work. Stupid, I know, but hey. Can't argue with a solution that works (at least it did for me). Can't remember where I found this solution but all credits to whoever I learned that from

  • ravi

    Market3.1 is lagging and bugged its running slow as before since the most recent up date. its hell to navigate and I cant see most off the apps because they look small
    Samsung galaxy s.can I please have the old market2.3 back

  • conswa

    Amazing help thanks all.