[Download] Android Market 3.3.11 Update Brings New Welcomed Features

It looks like there is a new version of the Android Market that will be pushing out soon. This new update will bring the market up to version 3.3.11 and hosts a whole bunch of welcomed new features. If I know you guys like I think I do, you are ready for the update now! Lucky for you we have already scored the .apk file and have the download waiting for you below. A word to the wise though – apparently this .apk file isn’t working properly on Honeycomb tablets, if that’s you, you had better wait it out a while.

New features reported so far:

  • New setting: Auto-update apps (an easy way to keep all apps auto-updated, finally)
  • New setting: Update over Wi-Fi only
  • New setting: Auto-add shortcuts (automatically adds shortcuts to your homescreen for newly downloaded apps)
  • Smaller font
  • New app drawer icon
  • Microphone (voice command) button in search menu
  • Star rating chart on app pages
  • Minor UI tweaks

If you find anything else worth reporting, let us know in the comments below. Thanks!

[via Android Police]

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Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.

  • http://rockthatmobile.com Dana Rock

    I really like the addition of the stars in the mobile apps – I rely on those more than I thought!

  • Yuri

    My market changes between my gmail accounts, that bug is fixed in this version?

  • jay

    how do we get the new android app?

  • Ryan

    Is this update available in the UK too? I’m still on version 2.3.4!

  • Curt

    I finally got the updated Market App yesterday. I didn’t even notice it updating when it happened.

    I did notice something was different when I went to check for updates. My Apps section was noticably different. Each app took up less vertical space and it looked like it had better resolution ( I know, hardware didn’t change, but it looked a lot better).

    I then checked the version and noticed that the market was updated…

    I had a couple of apps update since, and did not have the problem (at the time I wrote this) of the accept page hanging when I clicked the update button for a single app to update.

    I still miss the long press on an app to update it when an update is available. I miss that when it was taken away the last time the market updated. I don’t know if it was an oversight or not, but I would like to see the ability to update a single app by long pressing the app.

    I also miss the ability to sort my apps in order of them being updated like the old Market. It is not a big deal to always have them in alphabetical order, but sometimes it would be nice to see the latest apps that were updated.

  • Jeni

    I just want temple run!