Dec, 03 2010

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When we got a peek at Android 2.3 yesterday in one of Google Hong Kong’s official videos (which was promptly taken down), we noticed there was a third tab when the video demonstrator looked at a single market item. We didn’t know what it said, at first, because it was in Cantonese. A bit later, Engadget confirmed it said “Related” and we all jumped for joy. (Well, I did. I don’t know if any of you are as weird as I am.)

Anyway, a couple of our readers reported later on that day that they’d begun seeing similar changes to their Android 2.2 phones, except the tab says “Similar” in English. I looked on my Android 2.1 phones (I have yet to get Froyo from Samsung for my Galaxy S, unfortunately) and the changes weren’t reflected there.

While it’s not the biggest change in the word, it’s an addition that makes sense and reaffirms our belief that Google’s got a lot more in store for the Android market to make it easier on both users and developers. If you have an Android 2.2 device, be sure to check and see if you’ve been sent the hot patch.

[Image courtesy of Androinica]

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