Android Market for phones, with books and movies

Recently, we’ve been hard at work improving Android Market to give you new ways to find great applications and games, purchase books, and rent movies. Today, we’re releasing a new version of Android Market which makes all of these available on phones (Android 2.2 and higher).

In the U.S., you’ll be able to rent thousands of movies, starting at $1.99, right from Android Market on your phone. With the Videos app, available in Android Market, there’s no more waiting for downloads, syncing, or worrying about storage space. Simply sign into Android Market with your Google account, and you can rent movies from anywhere – the web, or your Android phone or tablet – and start watching instantly. You can also download movies to your device so they’re available for viewing when you don’t have an internet connection.

Also in the U.S., you can now purchase books from Android Market on your phone. Like movie rentals, books are linked to your Google account, so they’re instantly available across all of your devices – computer, phone, or tablet – without the need for wires or downloads.

You’ll be delighted to find we’ve overhauled Android Market to make it faster, easier, and more fun to discover great apps, movies, and books. We’ve created more space to feature some of the most interesting content of the week on the home page. We’ve added more top charts, with newer, more relevant items, and we’ve made it easy to swipe through these charts as you browse the store. We’ve also introduced new collections of great content, like staff picks and Editors’ Choice apps.


The new Android Market will be rolling out in the coming weeks to Android 2.2 and higher phones around the world. You don’t need to do anything – the update is automatic on supported phones. If you’re in the U.S., you’ll also be able to download the Videos app, rent movies, and buy books once you receive the new Android Market.

Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Watch

The Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Watch is ideal for outdoor athletes who want speed, distance and heart rate data for pacing while running, biking, skiing, rollerblading and more. Download your adventures to Google Earth and re-trace your steps or bring home maps to future adventures. It adds a soft chest strap and intervals to the Garmin Forerunner 110 package and also a foot pod for working out indoors with the Club Bundle.

Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Galaxy S™ 4G has a brilliant screen to entertain you, and an HD camcorder to capture and share the best moments in life. Whether you’re watching live sports, streaming your favorite shows, or video chatting face-to-face with Qik™, your on-the-go time just got better.
Stream your favorite shows and NBA games on T-Mobile TV with mobile HD. Plus, get 30 days free of T-Mobile TV Prime, which has additional channels of live and on-demand TV, and full episodes of top shows.
Video chat powered by Qik™ makes it easy to share any moment with friends and family. Start a live two-way video chat to share what’s happening, or capture all the amazing details of the moment in a Video Mail if you can’t connect live.
Be a part of the action when you take video in HD, wherever you are. Capture every detail in 720-pixel resolution; then share your videos right from your phone via e-mail, social networks, or video-sharing sites.
INCEPTION is just the beginning. You can rent or buy thousands of movies on Samsung® Media Hub. Listen to your favorite music with Slacker® Radio, or synch to iTunes® with doubleTwist®. And catch up on your favorite reading with Kindle for Android™.
The Galaxy S™ 4G has hardware that puts it in a class of its own, like a stunning, Super AMOLED screen and 16GB of storage. Wi-Fi, Android™ 2.2, and Google Maps™ complete the package for a seamless experience, everywhere you go.