Android Market Client update released: Hands on video and download link

Google has just announced and released an update Android Market client which features a revamped user interface and several other changes :

To streamline the browse-to-purchase experience, users can now access all the information about an application on a single page without the need to navigate across different tabs. We’re also introducing application content rating to provide users with more information about applications they are interested in. Since most users who request a refund do so within minutes of purchase, we will reduce the refund window on Market to 15 minutes. This change will be largely transparent to buyers, but will help developers manage their businesses more effectively.

To make it easier for developers to distribute and manage their products, we will introduce support for device targeting based on screen sizes and densities, as well as on GL texture compression formats. We are also increasing the maximum size for .apk files on Market to 50MB, to better support richer games.

I’ve just shot a short video ofthe new client in action on the Samsung Galaxy S and compare it to the old one on an HTC Desire HD:

The new client is going to be pushed out to all Android 1.6 and higher devices in the coming weeks but you can already download the .apk from here and manually install it on your device.