newmarket2_cnet_270x399Over at CNET’s Android Atlas, there are a few new pictures knocking around of the upcoming redesign to the Android market. CNET confess that there is no way to know whether the images are legitimate, but they certainly feel that they are the real deal. With that said, they hedge their bets a little, reminding the reader that they depict a work in progress and that things might change before the final thing hits our phones.

From what we can see in the screen-shots, the Market will come with a few new additions, including a Top Paid applications section and a Top Free applications section accessible directly from the main page. On top of this, there is a Just In button that will lead you to the most recent additions to the store as well. As far as I am concerned, there is nothing new here functionality wise, but the revamp comes in the form of a face-lift removing the requirement to head into the menu system in order to get anywhere. I am sure that this will be well received by most users.

According to the CNET tipster, the version of the Android market that you see before you here is available in Donut.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.