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Google launches new Android Market

Google has begun rolling out an update to the Android Marketplace with a new look and new categories of content for sale such as books and movies.

The new client is said to designed to "better showcase top apps and games" as well as providing a quicker route to downloading and buying content. Google also said the new Android Market would provided more opportunities for media to be marketed.

Movies and books are currently limited to the US. Google said that "select countries" outside of the US can expect books and movies "soon".

In that vein the home screen has a promotional area that highlights ‘top content’ and the firm has moved to make the top ranked lists of downloads country specific, as well as adding new categories such as ‘trending’.

Google showed off the new Android Market in the video you can see below:

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