Leaked New Android Market Enables Auto-Updating

Android: Google is rolling out a new version of the Android Market to select phones with the ability to set all apps to update automatically by default, only update over Wi-Fi, and automatically add shortcuts for new apps to the home screen so you don't have to. If you don't want to wait until the official release to get it, the APK is available now.

Android Police discovered the update, and in addition to auto-updates and Wi-Fi only downloads, the updated Market also allows you to search the market by voice, update the home screen after downloading, and see an app's ratings more prominently before you download. Apps that request new permissions still have to be updated manually. A word of warning: the new version doesn't seem to be optimised for Honeycomb tablets, so steer clear if you have one for now. If you're ready to give it a try, hit the link below to grab the APK.

Android Market 3.3.11 Adds New Settings - Default Auto-Update, Update Over Wi-Fi Only, Shortcuts, And More [Android Police


Comments

    Sweet! Why these features weren't integrated months ago is beyond me!

    My phone auto-updates apps (once I've updated them once and enabled auto-updates) and has since I got it? Still, after struggling through my Galaxy S's lag I think I'm going to give up on smart phones once my contract is up.

    Telstra pre-paid $10 phones ftw!

      I suffered with the lag on the Galaxy S for a little while, but now that I've rooted my phone and flashed Cyanogen Mod 7.1, it's absolutely awesome!

      It's undoubtedly the best thing you can do for an Android phone.

    I actually prefer to see what updates are before they are updating.. just hope auto updating remains optional.

      Me too, I always read what's new or updated. Wouldn't change it to auto-update every app at all.

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