Google has been working to improve Android Market to give you new ways to find great applications and games, purchase books, and rent movies. They have now released a new version of Android Market which makes all of these available on phones (Android 2.2 and higher).You can now rent movies direct from your smartphone, and it looks like Google is now offering movie streaming direct to your smartphone as well as the ability to download them.


With the Videos app, available in Android Market, there’s no more waiting for downloads, syncing, or worrying about storage space. Simply sign into Android Market with your Google account, and you can rent movies from anywhere – the web, or your Android phone or tablet – and start watching instantly. You can also download movies to your device so they’re available for viewing when you don’t have an internet connection.

You can find out full details on what is new in the latest version of the Android Market for mobiles over at the Google Mobile Blog.