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An updated Android Test Market mysteriously appeared on Tech in 10's Galaxy S Vibrant today. The result was the ability to download non-released and updated versions of a few of the core Android Apps like the Music Player and Gallery. Tech In 10 states that their Market changed on its own to a assumed test or developer version.
There are updated builds for Gallery3D, Desk Clock, carrier apps (T-Mobile, Verizon), and more interestingly, a random Sony app (dubbed "Sony test 2"). Early reports show that the updated Market and Music Player install with ease, but other apps are not installing or working. The only one that works, sadly, is the new version of the Music app.
We don’t know exactly what the new versions of Desk Clock, Camera, and Gallery entail – but we assume UI elements and features from their Honeycomb counterparts are probably going to be present as Google slowly moves towards integrating features from Honeycomb into the new version of the Android OS (Ice Cream).
Visually, the new version is almost identical. The carousel of featured apps has been updated slightly, and apps now have a 'Content rating,' but that's it (image after the break). The interesting bit, however, is the inclusion of alpha and beta apps -- most notably, there's a new version of the Music app, which looks like a scaled-down version of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb Music app.
Also available from the test Android Market is 'Google Gallery 3D New 10.2', 'Google - Camera v12' and 'Google Desk Clock 10' -- but, curiously, all of the apps refused to launch on Tech From 10's Galaxy S (Vibrant) smartphone. Are they honeycomb apps? If you want to try out the new Honeycombish Music app, Tech From 10 has made the APK available for download.
By. Android Phone Tips