Valve has been putting a lot of work into the Steam desktop client as of late, and the last couple of years have seen a substantial redesign of the entire experience. With that out of the way, it has now brought the Android app up to speed with access to the Community Market; as well as Broadcasts and the Game Hub.
These new features make the app extremely similar to Steam on the desktop. The two most notable improvements would be the ability to buy and sell items on the Community Market. This means that CS: GO, Dota 2, and Team Fortress 2 players will be able to look for weapons, skins, and hats without having to be tied to a computer.
Users will also be able to tune into live streams, with Steam Broadcasts, access the Game Hub, and check into Discussions. The last two features have been notably missing from the app for a very long time, despite Steam users asking for it to be added. Reviews have also been added to Store pages, allowing people to read them from mobile. Why this wasn’t done earlier is a mystery, but it is nice to have the option added.
This update has been a long time coming, and it brings a much needed update to the app. However, gamers are still unhappy that Steam does not support group chats on mobile; which is really a thing that needs to happen.