New Android Market Coming: Huge Face Lift, Related Android Apps and 15 Minute Refund Window
Dec 11, 2010 10:43 AM –
The Android development team has been hard at work on the next version of Google’s Android Market which will include a UI face lift, roll out the “Related” Android apps tabs some are now receiving and shortening the refund window from 24 hours to 15 minutes (a decision developers will glee with joy). The roll out will be over the next few weeks and for Android 1.6 and higher devices.
New Android Market App Details Page
New Android Market Home
Apart of the user interface revamp on the Market home and category screens is a carousel of featured top Android apps. More new categories will be supported such as Widgets and Live Wallpapers (apps with widgets and walls included will be automatically placed in these categories). Content ratings
Related Android Apps
One of the major flaws of the Android Market is discoverability of apps, with the Related tab this will help consumers find the best apps… or simply ask us at AndroidTapp.com the world’s best leading Android App Review website!
15 Minute Refund Window
Google noted most folks refund within 15 minutes of purchase and have decided to shorten the window of refunds. I’m sure some consumers will uproar about this as sometimes you can download an app and not open it right away or factors in determining a refund is needed spawn past a 15 minute window. However many developers will be happy, especially those with play-and-throw-away value apps & games.
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[Source Android Developers Blog]