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Android Market 3.4.4 available for download: Adds apps to your homescreen automatically

The latest version of the Android Market app is available to download and install on your phone right now.

Version 3.4.4 of the Market app brings with it a significant boost in speed; in earlier versions we noted that swiping through the large menu tiles wasn’t often that slick. Images would occasionally ghost in to life after a good few seconds, something that has been ironed out in this update.

The really neat feature about version 3.4.4 though is a new feature in the settings that allows you to automatically dump app shortcuts onto your homescreens.

As soon as the app or game has finished downloading, the new Market will look for some unoccupied homescreen space and drop a shortcut in there for you, if you’re too lazy to simply pop open the launcher and do it yourself.

This is an optional feature, so if you’re the kind of person who meticulously arranges your icons in accordance with feng shui, you don’t have to use it.

Updates are rolling out now, but if you’re impatient, hit up the source link below to install it yourself. You’ll have to have the ‘unknown sources’ box ticked under the Applications menu (irony), but it’s an otherwise simple workaround i.e. no rooting required.

Source: Android Police