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Movie rentals arrive on Android Market in the UK

Internet search engine giant Google has now opened up movie rentals on the Android Market software repository, for Google Android based devices with costs starting from £2.49.

Movies for Android was announced in May this year, at the Google I/O symposium which also launched Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ 4.0 and the ‘Honeycomb’ 3.1 tablet OS.

The film service opened up in July in America, in a redesign launch of the Android Market that brought with it the ability to purchase books and also making it easier to find applications and games.

There are 1000 movies initially on offer, which can either be streamed or download with a view to watch the film within 30 days of purchase or 48 hours from commencing playback.

The films’ prices reach £3.49, for the newer titles such as Green Lantern and Senna.

Android Market lists the films both inside of a company’s web browser or mobile in various categories: Action & Adventure; Animation & Cartoons; Comedy; Drama; Documentary; Family and Horror, in addition to Top Rentals, Featured and New Releases.

The Videos app is available for the supported Android 2.2, 2.3, and 3.1 devices, with payment taken over Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Discover debit and credit cards.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.