Google's Android Market now displays "Recent Changes"
In a post on its official Android Developer (AndroidDev) Twitter account, Google has announced that it has added a new "Recent Changes" feature to its Android Market. According to the Android Market support page, the new feature gives developers an opportunity to "add notes about the changes specific to the newest version" of a their application, like a standard change log found with most application updates and new versions.
The new feature is just the latest change to the Android Market in the last month following criticism from developers in July of this year. In mid-October, the company updated the Android Market, which now officially contains more than 100,000 apps, for older versions of the open source mobile operating system, including Android 2.1 and 1.6. The update added features previously only available to Android 2.2 "Froyo" users, such as a new tabbed layout for individual applications and the ability to automatically update apps.
Additionally, Google updated the market to display app prices in users' local currency; in the UK, all of the paid apps with converted prices now have a "~" symbol in front of a pounds sterling price. Previously, prices for foreign paid applications were displayed in the local currency of the developer, not the user's local currency.
- Google: 77% of Android devices running 2.1 or later, a report from The H.