The Android Market Is Now Available In The Android Market


Okay, before your head explodes trying to figure out just what the heck is going on here, let me just tell you that no — this is not a joke and no — this is not inception. The Android Market from within the Android Market is actually the tablet version of the Android Market specifically for devices with Android 3.0 Honeycomb and up. See? Perfect explanation. You can now stop looking for your totem.

Not sure why I never came across this sooner but there it is for anyone with a tab and may have missed it. Protip: Don’t try to uninstall the Market from within the Market. This may cause a rip in the time space continuum, resulting in reality imploding on itself. (Not really but okay). Cheers!

[Market Link via Reddit]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Yo, we heard you like buying stuff from the market. So we put the market inside the market!

    1. …so you can shop for the market while you shop the market!

      haha +1

  2. But… tablets come with the tablet version of the market…

  3. If you download Android Market from inside Android Market does that one have an Android Market to download too?

  4. Thisvallows users who possibly lose the market through whatever reason, ROM Flashing or general stupidity to install it via the web based market

    1. Don’t you need the market installed on your phone to install things from the web based market?


  6. yo so i hear you like markets
    so i put your android market in your android market
    so you can market your market
    while you android your android

  7. the market has been in the market for as long as android has been on the market. seriously tho, its been there since forever. not sure why tho.

  8. ROFLMFAO so u need the market to get the market Google come on you have a successful search engine about to take over the world and dont see the irony and the problem with this. But then maybe its a better way to get feed back and to let people know about updates

    1. Actually, I would have loved if the Phone market was available that way (and not just the Tablet one) because then I could finally update my Market to the new version.

  9. Bigger reason im rolling is these jokes Chris puts in his articles im telling you a fun read good job Chris makes my work day unproductive cause i read more then work shhhhh don’t tell my boss or he might make me work ugh


  11. They should put a link in the market for updates, for non HC.

    1. Wow, apps I already have are not compatible with my device. (htc thunderbolt)

      1. the market within the market is for tablet -_- not phones Mitchell Buchler

      2. Considreing it’s the Tablet version of the Market and that it’s only compatible with Android 3.0+ I’d say it’s normal.

  12. My question (read another Inception joke) is does the time it take to download the market within the market move faster or slower? I mean, if I can download an app in half the time, I will go within the market for the market…but then wouldn’t it be possible for an app to outdate it’s self before it is finished downloading.

  13. I knew as soon as I read the title this was going to be Inception joke land. Funny tho.

  14. We should have seen this coming…our little market has become a prostitute. Now it’s selling itself. :P

  15. I came across this yesterday. Didn’t think nobody knew about it.


  17. This reminds me that you need a browser to download a browser!

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