Android Releases New Market (Download Link Available!)
Google recently released a new Android Market app for Android 2.2 or higher that makes it a snap for U.S. users to rent movies and purchase e-books. Android users have been looking forward to movie rentals on their phones ever since Google announced the service during Google I/O in May. Tablets running Android 3.1 are already enjoying the feature, but with the new Market app Android smartphone users can finally get in on the movie rental action, starting at $1.99. Book purchases are also a long time in coming to smartphone users as the feature debuted in the Web version of the Android Market in February.
To get started with movie rentals you need to download a new videos app, which is only available once you get the updated version of the Android Market. Google says the new app is rolling out to users in the United States and worldwide right now so you should be seeing it shortly. Only U.S. users can rent movies and purchase books, but Google says it plans to roll the feature out to select countries soon.
How to install the new Android Market before it gets pushed out! (will not work on some phones, continue at your own risk!)
From your mobile phone, follow THIS LINK and download the .apk file. Once downloaded it will prompt you to install it. If download fails, make sure the option to “allow 3rd party/unknown sources installs” IS checked in your system settings on your phone! (if you dont know where this is, ask my trusty friend Google)