Last Updated: July 28th, 2011
The new Android Market, announced mere hours ago, has started rolling out to a small set of users who, of course, immediately shared it with the rest of the world for everyone to enjoy (or hate, depending on your reaction to the design).
The process is very simple (no root needed):
- Download com.android.vending.3.0.27.apk from our mirror (no intermediate pages - direct link here) to your phone. If that doesn't work for some reason, here's a second mirror.
- Browse to it in your favorite file manager, such as ASTRO
- Click the file, then select Open App Manager
- Select Update
- You now have new new Market v 3.0.27
I personally kind of like the new UI, though the hover bar is really annoying and severely limits the real estate.
Last Updated: July 18th, 2011
We cover a variety of apps here at Android Police: productivity, games, root, and even wtf every once in a while - but this one is a bit different. This one is for the children, and it's so well done that we couldn't resist throwing it out there for all of the parents.
The Tale Of Peter Rabbit is an interactive pop-out book that does more than just read to you. It creates an absolutely gorgeous environment inside its digital pages, with little additions here and there that really bring the entire experience together - like being able to drag items out of the images, pull them to the foreground, and move them around.