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Android Market 'related' apps tab hits phones

Android Market 'related' apps tab hits phones

US Android phone users can now browse for similar apps in the Android Market, with the arrival of a ‘related’ tab for Google’s application store.

Last week, a leaked video from Google China gave us our most in-depth look at Android 2.3, AKA Gingerbread, so far. Along with a peek at a tweaked launcher bar and a revamped user interface, we also got a look at a 'related' tab to help users to look for apps like the ones they’re already keen on.

We'd assumed that the tab was to be a feature of the next iteration of the Android OS. But that notion has since been stymied with the arrival of the filter for select Android phones in the US over the weekend.

According to Engadget, smarties to have the tab so far include the Google Nexus One and the Motorola Droid 2. However, at the time of writing, reports suggest that although a welcome addition to the store, the filtering isn’t all it might be.

Still, Google knows a thing or two about search, so we’d like to think those teething troubles will be addressed quicker than you can say Eric Schmidt.

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