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[UPDATE] Android Market Updated With "Similar" Tab

Douglas Carter
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A new feature of the Android Market for devices running Android 2.2 (and Android 2.1 for some users) has been released in the form of a new tab that appears when searching for apps. A "Similar" tab appears when looking at an app entry, and when the user clicks on the tab, they are shown a list of apps which are supposed to be similar to the one they just searched for.

Android Developers have been hinting for awhile now that more changes would be coming to the Android Market, and this is most certainly one of them. However,  these latest updates are little comfort for those of us not running the latest version of Android.

At this point, it isn't clear how exactly the results in the "Similar" tab are gathered, but a good guess would probably be that they show apps which feature similar search keywords.

If you are running Android 2.2 or Android 2.1 and are seeing the new tab, sound off in the forums or comments and let us know where you are and if you like how it is working.

[UPDATE]

I now have the similar tab on my Android 1.6 T-mobile G1, so hopefully just about everyone out there will have received this update onto their phone.

Image from Androinica

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  • Niels Christiansen Dec 4, 2010 Link

    Well, the feature is available on my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 running Android 2.1, and it works well.

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  • Douglas Carter Dec 5, 2010 Link

    Cool, I'll update the story then. It appeared in the last few days then, right?

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  • Niels Christiansen Dec 7, 2010 Link

    I checked Market not long after the update was rolled out by Google, and there it was. I wonder why most reporting (including the original pressrelease I guess) emphasized 2.2 so much.

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  • olaf hansen Dec 7, 2010 Link

    haw to update???

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  • Douglas Carter Dec 7, 2010 Link

    You don't update yourself or do anything. The update appears on your phone on it's own, if it is supposed to.

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