Android Market

Google is rolling out a new version of the Android Market which adds a number of improvements. The company likes to do phased rollouts, which means you may not notice any changes right away, but the folks at Android Police have posted a link to an installer file which you can use to apply the update today.

Here are some of the new features in the Android Market version 3.1.1:

  • There’s support for Google’s +1 recommendations, so you can see how many people have +1’d an app.
  • You can set a PIN so that you can enter that instead of your full Google Checkout information when making a purchase from your phone.
  • You can now click to read which app permissions are required by an app before clicking the install button.

There’s also a new icon for the Android Market app.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...