By Stephen Schenck | July 27, 2011 3:45 PM
Earlier this month, Google showed off the big changes it had in store for the Android Market, bringing with it a new user interface with a hint of Windows Phone 7 Metro design. At the time, Google said that the new Market was already being distributed to Android users, but that it would take several weeks to get it out to everyone. If you had been wondering when your update would arrive, the day may finally be upon you, as reports are circulating that Android owners in the US are finally getting prompted that the Market update is available.
If you’re anything like us, you side-loaded the updated Market APK weeks ago, so you might not even have picked up on the fact that many Android users were still waiting for it. Once they finally get a chance to try it out, they’ll notice the new placement for book and movie downloads right up front, along with the new category layout for discovering apps. If things work out the way Google would like, the new arrangement should make it easier to find the apps you’re interested in (and then purchase them, of course).
If your Android has Froyo or later on it, check to see if an update notification for the new Android Market is already waiting.