Android Market gets new look (and Movies & Books)
The Android Market is getting a new look, which looks very similar to Windows Phone's Metro design. Along with a flashy new look, Google is integrating movie rentals and book purchases into the market.
Another US only set of features for now; Google has merged their Movies and Books purchases to the Android Market. Movie rentals were first announced at Google I/O, but will now be pushed out to all Android users with devices that have Android 2.2 or higher.
If you're not in the US, you can still make use of some of the new features, including new lists of apps like Editors' Choice apps and improved layout and sections. The roll-out should be pushed out over the next couple weeks, so if you don't see it on your device just yet, you should soon.
Google's design team was clearly inspired by the Metro UI that Windows introduced with their Zune HD and which has permeated all of Microsoft's mobile products including the Windows Phone OS. It's a beautiful design and while it's definitely not original, by having it on Android, at least people will actually see it now.