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Prepare to be less rage-filled while selling things. The fine folks at eBay have updated the Android app, and the experience looks much better. The interface has been completely revamped, and some new features are along for the ride.

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The app looks much better right from the start, and tablets finally get a proper UI. That's probably the most obvious change, but here's the full changelog:

  • Tablet support
  • Preview your item before listing it
  • Access your draft listings in My eBay
  • Selling now available in Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines!
  • Redesigned home screen with quick access to your recently viewed items (you can turn this off in settings)

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With this update, it may actually be feasible to use the app for most of your eBay usage. The new version also seems very smooth. It's live in the Play Store for all, so go sell something.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • Karlo

    I like iPad version more but hey i would like them to port it to Android too.
    This is ok for now but cmon eBay you can do better then this.

    • Johnny

      What's the difference to the iPad version?

  • IncCo

    Still no password protection ?

  • Daniel Reitzell

    The app is ok, but danggg... does it eat your battery. Have to uninstall almost immediately.

  • anzensepp1987

    "Staged rollouts" must be seen as easily the biggest bullshit that Google introduced within the last months...

    • ProductFRED

      It's a way for devs to cover their asses. If there's a major bug, they can isolate it to just the first few waves of people who updated. It ain't pretty, but it works. I'm sure it also reduces stress on Google's servers.

      • Matt

        Yeah, it's annoying for Android nerds like us, but it really makes a hell of a lot of sense from the Google/developer perspective. Devs can watch the early reviews and see if there's anything that needs to be fixed before their rating is altered, Google's server load for is spread widely over several days rather than a massive spike at one time, and most users don't notice a difference.

        • Matthew Fry

          I still think there should be a button you can click in the play store that says, "I understand the risks give me the latest now."

          • Matt

            That would be nice.

  • Matt

    And the major question is: does it finally stop all the wakelocks? Ebay (for some reason) causes a similar number of wakelocks to apps like Google Services and this occurs regardless of whether you're watching or selling anything. I honestly have no idea what it's doing. I use Greenify anytime I'm not actively watching a specific auction.

  • GazaIan

    What was the old UI? I've has this UI since Saturday, the screenshots show no difference whatsoever....