Google overhauls Android Market for smartphones, adds bookstore

Summary:Google has revamped its Android Market app for smartphones with a brand new look as well as some more products for purchase.

Google has revamped its Android Market app for smartphones with a brand new look as well as some more products for purchase.

The Android Developers Blog points out that this new interface could work better for both customers and developers. The new UI is intended to be more engaging as it showcases top apps and games while providing a quicker path to purchasing products. For developers, this ideally means that there are more opportunities for apps to get picked up and downloaded.

Some of the new features include more lists (i.e. Top Paid, Top Free, Top Grossing, etc.) that are country-specific, and individual app product pages have been rearranged to streamline the buying process.

Read more of "Google overhauls Android Market for smartphones, adds bookstore" at ZDNet.

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Networking, Software Development

About

Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.