December 12, 2010 1:54pm
One of the changes that Google recently made to their Android Market was establishing a 4 level of ratings for all apps. Over the next couple week Google will again be making changes, this time it’s a “significant update” to the overall design. If you have an Android running OS 1.5 you’re out of luck as the new features will only be available to those with OS 1.6 or higher.
As to what we can expect, Google stated on their blog the new features “improve merchandising of applications, streamline the browse-to-purchase experience, and make it easier for developers to distribute their applications”. You’ll see in the image they provided that there will be a new carousel on the home screen so you can scroll through features apps. In addition, to make a greater user experience apps will now be detailed on one page and a “related apps” feature. Finally, if you’re a developer they have upped the maximum size of an app to 50MB which is aimed to support “better support richer games”.