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New Android Market 3.0.27 Rolling Out?


Has the new version (or a new version) of the Android Market started rolling out?  A few of our readers have seen it show up over the last few days as version 3.0.27 which differs slightly than version 3.0.26 that we posted for you a week or so ago.  To confirm their word, I’ve checked two of my phones that were updated manually and both are now running the new version of .27.

The rollout doesn’t appear to be as widespread as we had hoped, but it looks like it has started.  I know that most of you updated manually, but if you didn’t, are you seeing the new market yet?  Everyone else seeing .27 now?

Cheers Ezra!

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  • Andyhobbs625

    Manually downloaded new market from Droid life and it automatically updated to. 27

  • Justin

    for some reason my [email protected] cant access the market. help?
     is it because i have an
     inferior system controlled by a fruit monopoly?

  • Colton Kane Tipton

    Downloaded .26 from you site around 6pm and now its 2am, and its at .27 . DROIDX

  • 3.0.27 here but what are the differences?  I noticed last night a link that used to work took me to an error that said I needed to login but then clicking it again it was fine.

  • Matt Schulte

    I got .27 on my OG Droid a few days ago.

  • J. Gilbertson

    i can’t turn off app update notifications now… sad

  • Jay96815

    27 here on my OG rooted Droid 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Yup…my Atrix 4G on 2.3.4 OTA is showing 3.0.27 as well.

  • mine is updated to 3.0.27  on my OG droid

  • Jjordo1

    I have the new version in my Droid x2 bug it doesn’t have the movies tab. I anyone know why?

  • Michael

    I do not care for the home page 3.0.27, it contains too many ads to buy movies and junk I do not need.  It was dumped or pushed to my phone last night.  It might be better organized but the idea of pushing ads it over the top for me.  I would prefer a cleaner approach meaning all i want to see on the home page is a list of groups with apps.

  • Anonymous

    .27 here on my Infuse.
    I didn’t even know it updated.

  • RW-1

    .27 here on my OG, CM7 latest nightly …

  • James_Ever

    Nothing yet on my Droid3 as of yet.

  • chris k

    nice, i havnt even gotten the 3.0.26 update yet

  • Zuki1216

    Got 3.0.27. Not sure when it updated.

  • Mike_byron

    whoa – mine says 2.3.4 ?  did I do something wrong? 

  • Lethalprophet

    darn. I have .27. was hoping this was a new one, as the market seems all buggy now, particularly in regards to updating apps.

  • Anonymous

    Got it, HTC Thunderbolt

  • I have the 3.0.27 on my D2G

  • Mjc2251

    i manually updated to .26 with the installation from this site and just checked and am currently running .27

    • Leec136

      How do u check it to c what u are running?

      • If nobody has answered your question yet, and/or you haven’t figured it out on your own:
        Click the Android Menu button on your device, choose Settings, then Applications, then Manage Applications, then scroll down and tap on Market.

  • Anonymous

    Installed the apk and it went straight to 3.0.27 on my Thunderbolt

  • Anonymous

    It’s a nice application but when you go into related apps It doesn’t matter if you are in landscape mode or portrait mode You can not read all the detail and that’s annoying to me.

  • Why do I have 2.3.6 ? and my market updater app doesnt run at all and i have no options.

  • Jamerson90

    I’ve got it on my D2

  • on .27 after manually installing .26 on my Droid 2 R2D2 (gb 2.3.3)

  • Paulding

    PE6.5 gingerbread on original Droid running market 3.0.27.

  • Raven65

    .27 on my Droid X2.  Updated automatically – I believe last night around 10:00 PM EST.

    • Jjordo1

      Did you get the movies tab on your dx2

  • Ray

    i noticed it updated last week because i no longer have the movies tab

  • J Dub

    I’m showing .27

  • Davros

    Manually updated to .26 but now shows .27. Wonder when that happened. DX stock rooted.

  • Luckyr1981

    Didn’t even know it updated, I just noticed it right now

  • Here’s a fun question. Since Market is a system app, it can’t be removed, written over, etc. When Google updates our Market, do they just install over it as a regular app, or do they have a magical system to manipulate our system apps and actually writes over our existing Market with the updated version?

    In short, do we now have the Market installed twice (the same way as if we update the Gmail app from the Market), or do we only have it once, in the system folder?

    • Martin Pelant

      yep you will have it twice -original apk in /system/app and the new one in /data/app-> so you can always uninstall the newest version and return to the stock one

      • An even more fun question: Can we uninstall the system version, or rather all system versions of apps available in the Market… as in, will that screw up anything? (I already know it is possible, and I know how, I’m just not sure if it safe.)

        • Alessandro Barone

          Yes, you can delete the system version and replace them with the new version, or vice versa. and yes it is safe to do that. Use an app like root explorer.

          • Mskks64

            titanium backup works great too

  • tj

    .27 here on droid1…CM 7.1.

  • Trooper

    .27 here on Droid X running Liquid ROM.

  • I didn’t manually update and I’m still showing 2.3 on my DInc with CM7

  • Opened market last week and it was there…

  • I have 3.0.27, I updated manually.

  • I still have 2.2.11 on my droid x. Hope it updates at some point. Haha!

  • running .27 on my GSII running litepro 1.5 

  • I have the .27 version…

  • Sv187

    I am on CM7 for the DX, we are stuck with 2.3.6 🙁

  • i do not have this new market yet on my droidX 2.3.3 🙁 how do i get it?

    • http://www.google.com/support/androidmarket/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=190860Updating Android Market
      For Android 1.6 and higher, the Android Market application automatically updates itself when new versions become available. This is a silent update which means you will not see a notification and will not be prompted to update. Perform the following to ensure the latest version of Android Market is updated properly:Android 1.6 – 2.3Launch Android Market
      Switch to the Home screen
      Wait 5-10 minutes for Market to self-update
      Re-launch MarketAndroid 3.0Launch Android Market
      Touch My apps in the top right corner
      Switch to the Home screen
      Wait 5-10 minutes for MyApps to self-update
      Re-launch MarketTo check the version of Android Market:Press Home, press Menu, and touch Settings
      Touch Applications
      Touch Manage applications
      Touch the All tab (Android 2.2 or higher), or press Menu, touch Filter, and touch All (Android 2.1 or lower)
      Scroll down and select MarketThe version number appears below the Market title.To check the version of MyApps:Repeat the steps above, but select MyApps instead of Market. The version number appears below the MyApps title.

  • Anonymous

    i was using the new market (3.0.26) with the gingerbread release on the motorola atrix, but everytime i wanted to download something it said “insufficient space”, so i had to reinstall the old market. Maybe i will test this one to see if it works.

  • Anonymous

    .27 confirmed here. did nothing to update it, handled it all on its own.

  • rich

    must be nice to have a new or newer market… still stuck with market 2.0. wtf ever who cares… this is the exact reason why I hate skins on the phones… it causes so many problems like being updated… if they would leave the damn phone alone and leave it stock then I would be basking in the new or newer software when its released…

    • 12345

      Skins have nothing to do with it, I have a nexus s (vanilla android) and I’m still on 2.3.4 market.

      • 12345

        2.3.6 not 2.3.4.

  • Anonymous

    i have .27 on my T-Bolt. i did not manually update to .26 when it was posted. i’ve had it since sometime last week.

    might have been .26 first. i wasn’t paying attention :-O

  • Yep got the update on my Droid running the new PE. 

  • Laszlo Boocz

    Droid 1 and i have 27 installed. I did install the apk that was posted here not too long ago. I noticed under Games, there is no Top Free category like there is under Apps. I don’t like that very much as i would like to be able to sort what are the newest games out in the Market.

  • SiDRocKRuLz

    I have .27 on my HTC Thunderbolt(Not Rooted).

    Got the .26 apk from droid-life and it has updated automatically !

    • Jeremy Gentry

      SAME! 😀

    • palomosan

      Same here.

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  • Scott Anderson

    Evo with CM7 – was auto-upgraded to 3.0.27.

    Galaxy Tab 10.1 is running 1.0.27 with stock rom.

  • I’m showing .27 on CM7 Thunderbolt. I updated manually when you posted the .26 .apk.

  • How can I update manually?

  • Kris Brandt

    Yep, I’m showing .27 as well and I updated manually.  Does anyone know what’s different?

  • Kevlar

    Running Gingeritis 3D Beta VI on my Thunderbolt and mine is .27

  • Yeah I got this updated market version on my Nexus awhile ago!!!

  • Matthew Harmon

    I updated last week with the .apk posted and I now show 3.0.27

  • Ryguy94

    I update my market manually a week ago. I checked my market now, and it has been updated to .27

  • Collin G

    I have .27 on my TB

  • Haz

    Oh Yeah…..thanks for tip!

  • Bbautista7

    yep got mine ota htc thunderbolt

  • mine is at .27 but…..whats the difference…..It looks the same way .26 did…works the same way too….well…I  guess at least I have it right?  

    • Guest

      probably bug fixes

  • Anonymous

    .27 on DX

  • Anonymous

    27 Dinc2

  • Anonymous

    I did a manual update, and it’s now 3.0.27… anyone know the differences?

  • Anonymous

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

    • Blake Robinson

      ^gtfo this website and go advertise somewhere else

  • Jak_341

    I have .27.

  • John

    Ya got the *.27 on my DX

  • slappynutz

    already on mine droid x nice

  • lakers2012

    I went to setting, apps, market, clear cache and opened the market and .27 updated 🙂

  • I had the downloaded version of .26 and I just checked and my version is showing as .27 now. Must have been updated in the past day or so.

  • Kyle Lehman

    Droid X manually updated and currently running 3.0.26

  • Bleakneonblack

    What ROMs are those in the screenshots?

  • steven domachowski

    Just looked and it’s magically .27…happened transparently..

  • Mr. Joshua

    I’m seeing .27 and I updated manually. Any idea what’s different?

  • Anonymous

    Mine has been updated….not sure when tho.

    btw… MIUI for the Dinc2 is so full of win!

  • dr154

    Running newest market 3.0.27 on Droid X2

  • I manually upgraded and i have 3.0.27

  • I updated manually and am now seeing .27 

  • Anonymous

    .27 here on D3.

  • Michael Chados

    .27 – DInc – CM7

  • Girl

    I’ve got it


    I’m running Cyanogen in my Thunderbolt and yesterday I install 3.0.26, Now I just check what version I got and is 3.0.27 Market apk. Nice…  

  • Anonymous

    Mine updated yesterday to .27. I had not manually updated.

    CM7 on Thunderbolt.

  • I installed the one you posted last night.  Just checked this morning and I’m running .27.  Droid Incredible running CM7.

  • Didn’t install manually and still stuck on 2.3.6

  • PyroHoltz

    Still rocking 2.3.6….  😉

    And, no way to update manually.

    Droid 3

  • Anonymous

    Checked. Have .27. OG Droid MiUi

  • Anonymous

    .27 on all of my devices. Yes.

  • In either case, I love the way the newest versions of the Market (.26 or .27) handle the downloads.  It doesn’t just hang until you have 4 or 5 copies of the same download running in the background.  It does it they way it should have all along.

    • crusher04

      I had this problem sooo often with the previous versions of Market. In the end, it took a long time for the downloads to complete. Now, Market queues downloads to one at a time, and no multiple copies of the same download!

    • Anonymous

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, to.ly/aPXP

  • daniel walsh

    now its on .27

  • Mine is 3.0.27…  never noticed until this article.

  • Kohdiak

    Mine is still 2.3.6

  • Ace87

    I was pushed .27 last week.

  • im running version 2.3.6 on my Droid 3. No update, no app for market in marketplace.

    • Anonymous

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aPXP

    • Market has a market updater app that is a standalone. You can see it by going to Home > Settings > Applications > All > Market Updater

      That being said – Droid 1 here with market version 3.0.27. I did nothing to update it after I got 3.0.26.

      • found the market updater, but there’s no way to execute the app. So I’m guessing this is part of the MotoBlur/Verizon lockout. We’ll get it when they want us to get it.

      • Kaufkin

        ditto here. 3.0.26, updated to .27

        OG running Cyan Nightly… and it did it automagically.

  • My girlfriend’s LG Apex was running .27 yet her Captivate and my Dinc2 were still on the old market (her Apex had received the update OTA, no apk). So I installed the update via apk and it showed .26, refreshed a minute later and it was .27

  • I tried the .27 leaks and my market disappeared. So, I went back to .26 and have been running just fine.  Has anyone been able to determine a difference?  The themers are already hard at work on black, inverted, blue and red versions.

    Edit: I should say that I’m running .26 on an OG Droid, SS 5.4, 1.0GHz

  • Drummer62

    I still see old market. I did not manually upgrade though.

  • Yep, I’m running 27 on my OG Droid CM7

  • Anonymous

    Checked, running .27.  AT&T Dell Streak.

  • Dan Boland

    I installed the apk of the new market, but now I am running the .27 version.

    • Michael Fagan

      Same here.

      • Anonymous


        Doesn’t look any different to me, has anything changed?

  • Angryunibrow

    I’ve had the new Market for a week now in Las Vegas, and its .27.
    This was pushed to my phone.

  • Angryunibrow

    I’ve had the new Market for a week now in Las Vegas, and its .27.
    This was pushed to my phone.

  • Can you post an apk for us? 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Yes, please do… 

  • daniel walsh