Aug 23 AT 11:46 AM Edgar Cervantes 25 Comments

Video: Android Market update: +1 apps and stop your kids from purchasing them

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The old Android Market is nice and cozy, but times change and so do Google’s services. While it may have a bit of a learning curve, the new Android Market is much more organized–in regards to books and movies, as well as apps. But is there room for improvement? Always!

Google has just started rolling out an update to the Android Market 3.1.3. Aside from a few slight aesthetic changes, the two main features include the ability to +1 apps and password protect (PIN lock) your Android purchases.

While the +1 feature is exciting, the PIN locking ability is necessary (especially if you let kids use your device). Most of us have thrown some bucks away because someone purchased an app unknowingly (or on purpose). If you have been scared to let your little brothers and sisters borrow your phone, now you can ease your mind.

There you go–a small but very helpful update. If you’d like to see how the new update works, our friend Phil Nickinson from Android Central has made a video demonstration of the Market’s new features. And Android Police has an APK file for those who don’t like to wait. If you’re an impatient one, go ahead and install it yourself.

Has anyone received this update yet? Liking it? Will you be PIN locking your Android Market purchases?

Via: Android Central

Source: Android Police

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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