The folks at eBay have been slowly but surely improving the Android app, and today there's another notable update hitting Google Play. Version 2.5 of the app is live, and it will reportedly make searching for things on the site somewhat less aggravating. We can only hope.

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Here's the changelog straight from eBay:

  • Redesigned search experience: New search results view with larger (4x) photos, Refine your results more quickly
  • "Free in-store pickup" option to buy items from local retailers on eBay and pick them up in a store nearby at a time that's convenient to you
  • Filter positive, neutral and negative feedback
  • Your personalized Feed is now accessible from the home screen
  • Design improvements and new features for sellers

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Buying something on eBay usually requires a lot of digging through search results, so it's nice to see some attention paid to the experience. The free in-store pickups are handy as well, but be aware that isn't going to be available everywhere. So go forth and enjoy mobile capitalism. Just remember not to accept any cashier's checks from Nigeria.

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.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

  • mesmorino

    I take extreme offence to that last bit about Nigeria, who the fuck do you think you are? Fuck you and you bigoted stereotypes talking shit about Nigeria.

    I don't even know why I'm surprised, if it's not Bertel talking shit about some Korean woman's accent, it's David talking shit about carbon fibre bonnets. For some reason I actually thought "Hey an article by Ryan, it won't have bullshit in it"

    • HomoMan

      Nigeria is gay

      • mesmorino

        Thanks HomoMan, you can always be relied upon to provide scintillating commentary.

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

      Your rage is misplaced and should be directed at Nigerian scammers who made damn sure Nigeria's reputation is ruined forever.

      I for one stand by Nigerian scammer jokes.

      • mesmorino

        My rage is not misplaced, Artem. I'm not taking umbrage at the stereotype itself, or denying that there is a stereotype, I'm offended at the casual and unwarranted insulting of an entire country for what amounts to a cheap joke. Stand by it all you like, that does not make it okay.

        Protip: Poke fun at the scammers, not at Nigeria. There's even a whole freaking website dedicated to that. When you start dissing entire bodies of people because of a stereotype, you are exhibiting bigotry

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

          Eh, we make fun of Canadians, Brits, French, etc and the countries them live in all the time. Nigeria is no different.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

            Don't forget Americans. Fat, stupid, arrogant Americans and their damn US-only product launches.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      So were you born massively offended by any and everything that could potentially be taken the wrong way, or is that a skill you've mastered over time? Genuinely curious.

      And seriously unpainted carbon fiber hoods are for tools, I stand by my ire.

      • mesmorino

        You're entitled to your opinion. My disagreement with your opinion stems from the fact that there's nothing inherently wrong with carbon fibre bonnets. Seriously. I'm not a car enthusiast or anything, but it's just a material, as far as I can tell. If I thought a carbon fibre bonnet looked nice... and I could afford it... Why not stick it on the car? How does that make me a tool? *That's* the argument I'm looking for. Like I said, you're entitled to your opinion, but it would be nice if you could actually defend it, or at least provide a valid explanation beyond "I don't like it so it sucks"

        Edit: I'm not even disagreeing with your opinion, I'm merely seeking an explanation: you hate carbon fibre hoods, we get it already. can you explain *why*, for those of us who aren't into cars or car culture?

        And no, I don't take offence to a lot of things, it just so happens that the few things I do take offence to crop up on AP relatively frequently

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      It wasn't her accent, it was the awkward sound quality that made her voice sound weird. Have you heard our podcast? We have no right to mock anyone's accent.

      • mesmorino

        Fair enough then. The article makes (or made) it sound like it was her/her accent that you were mocking

    • RyanWhitwam

      I take extreme offense at your assertion that I am not capable of the same level of bullshit as David and Bertel!

      Furthermore, I'll have you know I'm one of the foremost authorities on bullshit in the western hemisphere, and I can tell you that the post above contains no bullshit. Only a joke about Nigerian 419 scammers.

      • mesmorino

        That's like saying this delicious cake here contains no dog poop, only this section made of dog poop

        The joke IS the bullshit

    • You’re Stup!d

      Seems that everyone hates you. But don't worry this is for you.

  • Karlo

    I really dont get whats up whit eBay and their app developer.
    They really i mean REALLY should update their Android app to same function and look as iOS has on iPads.
    When i grab my iPad 3 and open eBay app its just a joy to search and buy but not on Android side of eBay app.