Google has begun rolling out an updated version (3.0.27) of the Android Market for all devices running Android 2.2 – aka Froyo - or later.
Fandroids living stateside can now purchase books from the market, as well as rent movies to keep entertained on the go.
Users can visit a new movies section to browse flicks by categories (genres), top rentals list, new releases and those featured by Google. A synopsis is provided for each film and users can rate them after renting/watching.
Rentals start at $1.99, which works out to approximately £1.23. You can stream your purchase on the spot or download it to the device for watching offline, which is a boon if you going on a flight, for example.
Similarly, a new books section is also on board, allowing users to check out featured, new arrivals and the top paid and free eBooks from what Google claims is the ‘world’s largest collection of digital books’.
The interface in general has been revamped, too, with additional top charts and more detailed descriptions for apps and games on sale.
Alas, the new additions are only available in the US right now but Google assures that it plans to make them available in ‘select countries’ outside the states in the near future. Let’s hope the UK is one of them. We’re best friends after all, right? Right?