In a blog post today, Google announced an overhaul to the Android Marketplace that will start rolling out today and will gradually hit devices with Android 2.2 Froyo or higher over the next couple of weeks.
So, what’s new? For starters, the new Market is going to allow you to purchase books and rent movies directly from your phone. It’s also going to give you Android users out there new ways to discover applications with the addition of categories like Editors’ Choice, Top Developers, Trending Apps, and more. The UI looks extremely sleek and it apparently will be faster than the previous incarnation.
Now, in order to see the new Android Market, you’re going to have to have an Android phone running Android 2.2 or higher and if you want to rent a movie or buy a book, you’re going to have to live in the United States. Google is going to be rolling out the books and movies feature to the rest of the world at some point but they did not give us any idea when they would become available.
So, if you’re on a supported device, you should see the new Market appear within the next couple of weeks.