Last Updated: April 25th, 2012

It appears an update to the Android Market is now being pushed out to handsets, and we've got the .apk file for you right now. Warning: this updated Market does not seem to work very well on Honeycomb tablets, there appears to be a number of glitches.

Download Android Market 3.3.11:

Note: Root is not required.

Note: If the Market starts force closing, just open Settings > Applications > Manage > Market, and clear data.

What's changed? So far, we've found:

  • New setting: Auto-update apps (presumably, sets all apps to auto-update mode, woohoo!)
  • New setting: Update over Wi-Fi only
  • New setting: Auto-add shortcuts (automatically adds homescreen shortcuts for new apps, a la Honeycomb)
  • Smaller font
  • New app drawer icon
  • Microphone (voice command) button in search menu
  • Star rating chart on app pages
  • Minor UI tweaks

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If you find anything else, let us know in the comments!

Thanks, Joseph!

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.

  • Claudio

    you should put QR codes for us lazy asses :)

    arent auto updates old?

    • Bo

      Not by default and not over wifi only, just two new settings added.

    • http://turbofool.com TurboFool

      Auto-update by DEFAULT is new. Auto-update as a concept is not.

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

      Hover on any link on AP and a QR code will magically appear after 3s or so.

      • scuttlefield

        Wow! I can't believe I didn't know this about the hover-QR code. Maybe I just forgot? (Maybe a good thing to note somewhere?) Thanks!

    • Dion

      if you leave the mouse over the link, AP gives you QR codes really nice feature from AP

    • Seth

      QR code? There are so many easier options like Chrome to phone.

      • http://android.ryocentral.info Ryo

        Nope. Installing chrome to phone on chrome (if you ever use it) and an app, is not.
        Scanning a QR code is so much easier and faster.

    • level380

      Auto update has been around for a long time now, but this is AUTO AUTO update. Before you had to go into each app and say yes to auto update. Now you can turn this on globally for all current and any future apps you install.

    • LAI
    • kinianho

      market icon disappear

    • بيشو

      Im love it is a book

    • http://nada jorge

      Es lo mas bkn esto

  • Scott

    It has Books available in Canada now. That's new.

    • http://squarezero.ca nihir

      New, but not exclusive to the new Market app. They announced it earlier and it shows up on both the new and old versions of the market.

  • Derek

    Curious, totally brain farting here, but I can't simply install over my existing market. What do I have to do again?

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

      You should be able to. It's signed with the same key Google usually signs their Markets.

    • Chahk

      It installed just fine over my old 3.1.x one. Did you side-load the previous version too? That could be the issue. If you're rooted, you might need to overwrite /system/Vending.apk, clear cache on Market, clear data on Google Services Framework, reboot and re-sign in.

      • Derek

        cleared data and it worked. Thank you :D

      • Gs41

        it works, thanks! it's /system/app/vending.apk btw! don't forget to change permission!

      • Robert

        @Chahk I have root and followed your suggestions above, change permissions, overwrite, clear cache for Market, clear data for Google Services Framework, reboot, and when I went to sign back in, it had me already signed in... Just a curious note. The Market itself worked fine, but one bug I found was that, when I went to search for an app and tapped the search icon, nothing happened. No search entry bar. No keyboard. Nothing, I even tapped it a few times too. Any ideas anyone? I have a Motorola Triumph

    • sergiu

      adb install -r Market-3.3.11.apk

      Doesn't require root

    • Tee

      Same problem here, didn't go directly over ver 3.2.0. I think root is required, since I needed to remount system/app-folder to be able to paste over the old one.

    • KungFu Ramone

      Same here, got to install as usual and it just says "Application not installed".

  • Poldi

    The "Download" button is slightly smaller and has a small white/silverish frame now.

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

      That happened in 3.2.0.

  • Shiamal Harkison

    Staff choice and editors choice nw have tabs on top just like paid apps and trending ..

  • Chahk

    Another new feature: switch Google accounts right on the My apps screen, without having to go to Menu.

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

      Nice spot!

    • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

      I especially love that this new Market app remembers the last account I used ... the 3.1.6 Market app always reset to some other Google account I have on my phone, so my phone would alert me of app updates, but I had to go through the menu every time to switch accounts before I could update anything.

  • camoto

    Alternate DPI STILL causes market issues. damn you google.

    • Flame

      Yeah I really hate this. I run 200 on my SGS2 just as personal preference, but so many apps are then "not compatible".

      • javad

        Very good...
        Tank you

  • GhostlySnow

    There is a new app rating thing too. Screen-cap of that would be nice.
    Edit: Well you added this to the list while i commented

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

      What do you mean? The charts? We have a screencap of that in the post.

      • Caroline

        Pretty sure he means the ratings chart that shows how many 5-stars, 4-stars, etc. the app has.

  • inspire guy

    I do not like the games icon.... To non-minimal.

  • zhenya

    Hope this fixes the multi-account market bug

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

      It doesn't, but it makes it easier to switch at least.

      • http://mgamerzproductions.com Mgamerz

        Are they ever going to fix this? How do they keep overlooking this annoying bug?

  • HomerSp

    Generally seems faster and more responsive to me. And best of all, it doesn't appear to get stuck after pressing install/update anymore (with the light progress indicator on the white background).

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

    Auto-update setting by default - fuck yea! Been waiting for this for ages.

    • Chahk

      I am leaving this setting unchecked. I like actually reading the "What's new" section before deciding to update. Even if there are no new permissions, it's always a good idea to be able to see what's changed.

      • Joel

        You can use Changelog Droid for that. I discovered this great app some days ago, just when I was about to create it myself

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

        I usually read them for things that get updated that I'm interested in.

  • level380

    I really dislke the automatically adds homescreen shortcuts in honeycomb....... It feels like if you have to do this, then your trying to be an iphone and your done the gui wrong cause users can't find apps!!

    • dNj

      It's an option, turned off by default. Simply ignore it. That's the beauty of Android, you have a choice. Your phone, your way.

  • http://richard.borcsik.com randomchars

    Found a bug, though I'm not sure if it's just me.
    I have two google accounts one of which is an apps account. That's my main one. If I go to the my apps screen with this account it's empty even though I have purchased apps, but the other account shows the associated apps.
    I tried wiping data and titanium backup market doctor but nothing.
    Not sure if the previous bug with multiple accounts has been fixed either.

    • http://mgamerzproductions.com Mgamerz

      This is a known bug since 3.x came out, yet they continue to not fix it

  • Derek

    Every time I try to update an app, it auto force closes

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

      Try clearing data.

  • KRSwon

    Also adds NFC support

  • Heywud Jooblowmeh

    I don't understand, why is everyone excited about auto-updates for all apps? By Default? Hell no!


    Words with Friends. The new update forces you to log into facebook, or so the comments say so. Game was fine before, why should I put my Facebook login info into it.

    Paid apps/games. Bought a few apps/games, they were ad free. Oh, there's an update for them, includes ads, and some other stuff. No thanks.

    Standard apps, that require very little, or no permissions. Such as wallpaper apps, theme packs. There's an update, now has GPS permissions, contacts permissions, and other permissions that a stupid wallpaper shouldn't have access to. No thanks.

    I guess it can be good for legit apps, like titanium backup, and a few other root apps that you trust for updates.

    • Dan

      Apps that change permissions have to be installed manually, but I agree with you apart from that.

    • http://richard.borcsik.com randomchars

      It's not on by default. There is a new settings that allows you to turn it on for all apps. Got it?

      Also if an app adds new permissions it will not update automatically. You have to update it manually.

      • Heywud Jooblowmeh

        Ahh, thanks for the clarification. I guess I overreacted a bit. But here's another example anyways.

        Remember Shazam, the music tagging app. Used to be unlimited, then they had an update that removed it. Would have sucked if it autoupdated!

        But I use soundhound anyways now. Still have unlimited Shazam.

  • Dan

    Large apps can now only be installed/updated over Wifi (with update over Wifi turned on at least).

  • Bill

    Yeah, I had side-loaded the 3.2 and now I can't load this one. How do I do it?

    • Bill

      Ok, I tried deleting the old through Titanium Backup and installing the new and it won't install. Any tips on how to do this?

  • http://Facebook.com Geri

    Can anyone tell me why I'm getting the message, "Can not download. Content not supported by phone" using the bar code? Droid Charge, not rooted. Current market version: 3.1.5. Any thoughts on how how to make it work? Thanks!

  • Visar

    I have installed and it works but home menu doesen't work! i have just black screen! in my Desire S.
    Does anybody have the same problem?

  • k

    I found there are some "wifi" labels in " my apps" list, not sure what does that mean

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

      Try clearing Market data.

      • AshR

        I thought the "wifi" label meant those apps can be downloaded/updated only via wifi.
        Am i wrong?

      • Aditya Gulia

        I guess he's right. I can see "wifi" labels over some apps too, for example Froggy Jump (~28MB). Hope this solves "Insufficient memory (Cache)" problem for such large files.
        -SGS I9000

  • fingamer

    I have couple of blank spots on the starting screen http://dl.dropbox.com/u/38762629/screenshot-1320186194884.png

    • Caroline

      If you hadn't posted this, I never would have noticed that I have a couple of blank spots there, too. I'm usually searching and don't pay much attention to the home page ;)

      On my screen, it just looks like it didn't have anything in the list of "whatever" they decide to put there to fill the number of spaces. Not a big deal to me, but interesting now that you pointed it out.

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

      I think those are reserved for a carrier app collection - I have a Sprint button, for example.

  • Matt

    When i try to download an app, i get an insufficient space on device pop up. Any help?

    • Caroline

      I get that sometimes, usually on my gtab, and usually when I'm downloading/installing several apps at a time (like when they auto-update). It downloads and installs okay if you try again later, after some of the others have completed. Pretty sure there's cache somewhere that the downloads are filling up, maybe something like /tmp directory.

      The short/easy answer is to try again later. If it still fails, and nothing else is downloading, I would clear the cache for the market app and see if that works.

  • akoli

    Look an update for powerap .... oh stuck on loading screen again....

    Im installing this asap... my updating woes are hellish on wifi or 3g ... always hangs at loading or auto update just craps out and I have to clear cache & data then retry ... eventually works but I shouldn't have to keep trying different methods and clearing data ... I'd rather just install the apk's via astro manager.

  • :)

    I love you Artem.

  • lbj

    Cannot download on Samsung Infuse. Mirror marked as 'malicious website.'

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

      Ha, that's a new one.

  • Caroline

    Awesome! Thanks for the update! I downloaded the apk to my phone and simply installed it and it worked, yay!

    Running Droid Incredible, rooted, and ROM'd with Incredibly Re0Engineered v2.4

  • Bloodflame

    Played with it for a while and it's completely bug-free on my rooted Acer A500, so not all Honeycomb tablets have glitches

  • http://acsyndicate.net qbking77

    Made a how to and quick review video! Feel free to add it to the article!

  • garudada

    still prefer the old one

  • market

    FC on me when i try to install or uninstall any app.. reverted back to market 3.1.5 and it still FC ..thoughts?

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

      Install the new one, clear data in the Market, enjoy.

  • Carlos

    Don't know if its new or if its just me, but after updating an app with the new market my notification bar will automatically clear the updated notification after a few seconds. I like!

  • VannMann

    I had to set permissions for Vending.apk in root explorer for it to install or update anything. got it going now.

  • takishi1

    A Noob question, can it be install over froyo 2.2 Andriod TV box?

  • Ryan

    Anyone else having a problem where its showing apps as notinstalled even though they are?

  • CT

    Anyone know what device this market apk came from?

  • ArunaSena

    Artem, I would prefer the old school auto update where you tick the lil box on apps that you want to be auto updated.

    I certainly do not want my ubersocial to be auto updated coz recently their update makes the app real bad experience.

    • http://richard.borcsik.com randomchars

      I'm not sure why people who haven't read the article or download the app, comment because there is nothing good coming out of it.

      The old version is there, the difference is that now you can choose to update all automatically without having to go though all entries individually.

  • Tim

    Er. I've had this update for over a month, nothing new here guys, move along...

  • Robin

    I'd love an additional "Never auto-update apps". When installing a ROM or deleting the market app data, all preinstalled apps are set to auto-update.
    This sucks especially if the market does not recognize some apps - as it once did with ROM manager. It did not appear in the my apps list until there was an auto update which updated it - afterwards it appeared in the list.
    Can someone confirm that preinstalled apps are still set to auto update after clearing market app data?

  • midomad

    Can't See Downloaded Apps After Market Update :(
    ps:i cleared data

  • radu

    why can't i install this market in android 2.1? This is only for android 2.3?

  • Randy

    If you are having issues, try clearing data and cache for the app in settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> All -> Market

    • midomad

      i cleared data but steel Can't See Downloaded Apps

  • http://verb0ze.net verboze

    Am I the only one who will not use auto-update? I am very picky about knowing what changes went into the app before installing. I hate when an update takes away functionality or renders the app unstable, and I have to go back and restore the previous version; I always therefore manage my updates manually.

  • hebobo

    Content not supportet, it says when i try to download. Sgs2. Anyone know why?

    • http://androidpolice.com gathome

      I got the same message using "Mirror 1" bar code above but "Mirror 2" worked! Market updated and working fine!

      • hebobo

        Mirror 2 worked. Thanks alot :-)

      • hebobo

        Mirror 2 worked. Thanks alot.

  • AshR

    Ok, I don't want to sound stupid but has the app icon changed a bit? or am I just dreaming?

    • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

      Yes, the icon has changed slightly.

  • kreuger

    the file i got was zip full of sources? no apk

    • AshR

      Did you try using mirror 2?

    • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

      I hovered over the mirror 1 link, got the QR code, and used barcode scanner to launch the URL in my phone's browser, then tapped on it from the notifcation bar to install it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/wwjoshdew wwjoshdew

    For those of you having issues with it not installing, I had the SAME issue and I've made a video on how to fix it!


  • TBolt

    Thank you for the downloads, AP!

  • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

    My only feedback on the auto-update feature of the new Market app: let us schedule how often the device checks for updates. Right now I get alerted for updates to apps which I had marked individually to auto-update, but then it seems to wait several more hours, maybe up to a day, before actually updating it automatically.

    Having a setting to say "check every __ hours" and a setting for "auto-update as soon as new updates are detected" might be nice.

  • m1st0

    Someone please explain why it needs SMS permissions?

    • http://richard.borcsik.com randomchars

      I guess it's for carrier billing. Why are you worried about official google app permissions? If you can install it over your existing one than the signature is the same, thus the app is trustable.

      • m1st0

        Thank you for clarifying concerning signature matching.

  • http://stuarthalliday.com Stuart Halliday

    And yet it still doesn't display my apps in installed order and tries to update 10 or more apps at a time and then gets bogged down and stalls... :(

  • Jet21581

    After installing this something really slowed down the responsiveness of my touchscreen on my original Evo 4G running CM7.1 & launcherpro. Luckily restoring a ROM back up took care of it. I think it was the Market update, but I'm not 100% sure.

  • Migamix

    well, im one of the lucky ones, after installing, i have ZERO apps showing in the "my apps" section, for almost 24 hours, no free, no paid, nothing...for my primary acct.
    but the other google acct on my phone has a few apps listed that are typically preinstalled on the phone...
    before you say it, yes, i have cleared everything, and i have "tried turning it off and on again", even keep trying to push the matter with TITBAC's market doctor... no luck... explain why appbrain seems to be doing a better job at keeping track of what on my google phone, and Google can... ug..

  • Fr Kevin PJ Coffey

    Is it just me, or are "Movies" no longer an option? I can see "Apps" & "Books", but no "Movies".

  • Seth

    I downloaded the mirror 1 file. What else do I need to do to get New market?

  • http://androidcowboy.com Arash Soheili

    I installed it on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and seems to be working fine. Although the old Market was not replaced and I could still access it. Best of both worlds.

  • http://www.mannuforall.in Ravi Vashi

    Its great, working very nice.
    I found better performance than before.

  • JaggedXJ

    I noticed there is now a "users also installed" in addition to the old "users also viewed" section near the bottom of an app page. Pretty confident that is new.


    Still getting the "error while downloading...There is insufficient space on the device."!!!

  • Julian

    more permissions like read txt are requiered? anyone knows why?

  • Jay in Stoon

    On a Velocity Cruz T410. Any help for allowing Google Apps? There is no way of adding my Google Account information into Androud itself....please help someone?

  • Rudy

    "NEW" Market causes Adobe Flash Player 11 to not be compatable with my device (HTC HD2 w/Dorimanx Nandroid).
    If I go back to the old Market Adobe once again becomes compatable.
    Anyone have ideas what to do to make NEW Market work for me ?

  • pwave

    i am getting an error for downloads over 30mb and sometimes it doesn't even load .
    the new market sucks but then so does the old one ....

  • Shariq

    Check out the video review of the new android market!

  • mike

    Every time I try to install the market it says problem parsing packefe Android won't install.I got this Android velocity tablet Android it had no market so I have been trying to install the normal default app market with no luck I get the problem parsing package Android I Android runing eclair now but I don't know what to do I need the Android app market on this new tablet sombody please help me

  • mike

    Every time I try to install the market it says problem parsing packege and won't install.I got this Android velocity tablet it had no market so I have been trying to install the default app market but no luck I get the problem parsing package message.i am runing eclair now but I don't know what to do I need the Android app market on this new tablet sombody please help me

  • mike

    Every time I try to install the market it says problem parsing packege and won't install.I got this Android velocity tablet it had no market so I have been trying to install the default app market but I get the problem parsing package message.i am runing eclair now but I don't know what to do I need the Android app market on this new tablet sombody please help me

  • mike

    Every time I try to install the market it says problem parsing packege.when i go this android volocity tablet it had no market.I have been trying to install the default app market but I get the problem parsing package message.i am runing eclair now I need the Android market on this tablet sombody please help me

  • mike

    I get a message thatsays problem parsing packege,i have a Android velocity tablet,came with no market do I get the market

  • mike

    I get a message thatsays problem parsing packege,i have a Android tablet,came with no market how do I get the market.

  • http://AndroidCentral Rush

    I'm loving the update. Awesome UI, very intuitive and very easy on the eyes. :)

    Thanks a lot.

  • Chris

    Something has changed in the way automatic updates and permissions work. Several apps that used to require "manual update" and have permissions changes are now appearing in the regular "update"/"auto update" section.

    "View wifi state" is one permission I've observed that seems to not require manual updates anymore.

    • Chris

      The new version of google goggles requires "Automatically start at boot", which older versions didn't.

      No manual update required.

      Possibly because google has somehow flagged themselves as a "trusted developer"

      • http://richard.borcsik.com randomchars

        Actually what seems to have happened is that they separated the permissions to two parts: major and minor. Minor permission changes don't require manual update while major (like send sms or intercept calls) still do. There is no need to panic.

  • Chris

    While I'm here... I miss long-press on the list of my apps. I used to update things directly from the list, now I have to wait for the app screen to load.

    I think that changed last version, not with this one, but still.

  • http://jlbn.net BN

    Saw the note "Root is not required" and was happy for couple seconds and thought that finally, I can put a real Android market on some non-android licensed tablets such as Velocity Cruz or some other Chinese Android tablets but then saw a lot of comments complaint about can not installed this on Velocity Cruz and nobody, I meant NOBODY at all bother to help. Sigh.......................

  • desny

    two markets on my XOOM, cant remove the old one. any idea?

  • Darogon

    Very nice after doing factor reset on phone went back to older market this made it for I wouldnt have to factory reset again

  • http://www.prestiweb.it prestiti

    Articolo di notevole importanza, ben fatto, è utilissimo leggerlo, grazie

  • fifferoni12

    Hi i downloaded it and tried to open it and it said you must add an account to the device so i tried that and it said something about not allowing server connection or something?! Any help?

  • http://www.facebook.com Lloyd

    hi cannot open my android market in my cellphone samsung galaxy y.but i also log-in from google. please help me its so difficult,

  • http://www.android.com/ he qi xin

    The file needed to upgrade some games. Are you confident with this?

  • Infinity

    i have tried rooting and downloading. and Nothing is working. I have the Cruz T301. HELP!!!!!!

  • yenier

    ain't working on my EVO 3D....it keeps force closing...even after clearing data :(
    still dunno why,but my phone doesn't have an android market,it has only a HTC marketplace,which is really annoying coz doesn't have any cool app :(
    PS: i purchased my phone in china.
    Any help will be highly appreciated.thanks on advance!

  • http://google Paula Alonzo

    How do I reset my account. E-mai & password?

  • gavin dio

    How do I upgrade my G2 android 2.3.4 to android 2.3.6 version

  • gavin dio

    How do I upgrade my G2 android 2.3.4 to android 2.3.6 version

  • hung

    It force close every time i install an app
    clear data doesnt help at all
    pls help me

  • F.Terrence

    I got samsung galaxy S GT I9000 android mobile 2.1 Version gulf handset but in there no Market application icon. Plz help me how to install market application.

  • http://Gameparty Darren Kumar

    Game website about new released games.

  • alex

    I have a kindle fire (not rooted) and it says you need a google apps account any help

  • Ke

    Thank you!!! You just made my cheap svp tablet 1 million time better!!! :)

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    thanks a lot for your help

  • Jasfun

    Mega breach of privacy. I didnt want to update so basically tried to hit the back key. The f@?!ing thing completely uninstalled my market app. Without asking my permission. F?"; u google bring on ubuntu fones

  • Nadine kowalski

    Help I somehow uninstalled my android market . How do I get it back?

  • zalak

    I love this app...

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  • kiiwii.soul

    hi .. i have upgraded my cruz tablet to 2.2 ... now my question i need answered is this: every time i open a web page it keeps closing itself and going to home page .. why and how can this be fixed plese. thank you

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  • amer

    Thank you
    I try to install apps and game but unfurtunitlt not running
    pls some wlone tell ke wharlt is wrong

  • Nadine

    What am I suppose to do I keep getting this e mail but not sure what I have to do

  • http://google.com nurit

    Hi there, I'd like you to reopen the market again. I hope this will be done ASAP. Thanks.

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  • kacir2010

    It says i needto add an account? How do i do that? This is my first time doing anything like this

  • http://www.butikonline88.com/ butik online

    not work for me :(

  • garr

    Cool and thanks

  • http://www.google.com kamal osman

    my play store not working

  • malvenia s. atopley

    Thanks for the download app.

  • aja

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