Android Market Website Opens Up For Business

We knew there were big things in store for today's Android Event in California, and Google didn't disappoint. The company has a history of making pretty big announcements whenever they call upon the media to attend their own special events, and this one was no different. One of the major launches to come from Google today is the Android Market website. It's hard to say if this is in response to the Apple Mac App Store or not, but either way, it's something that Android users at large have been asking for.

It's hard to believe, but the Android Market has only been alive for two years now. Today, it's home to over 100,000 applications, games and widgets. The new website will allow users to access and browse the Android Market from any standard web browser, particularly on PCs. The interface is obviously vastly improved, since there's so much real estate to work with. There are also new integrated social features, including the ability to share apps with friends via Twitter, read/post app reviews and the ability to download apps that you've already downloaded/purchased on your device.

The best part is that the new website is live today, so why not head over and check it out? You'll still need an Android device to run the apps, of course, but it's definitely a nicer way of viewing things and searching for new hidden gems that you want to install on your device.
Via:  Android
Tags:  Android, Google, App, Software
coolice 3 years ago

Oo, Great! i sometimes hate using my phone to look at some applications, especially the calendars and notepads. Theres something about using a 22inch monitor was a 3.7 inch one.

At least scrollings a LOT more faster haha! Good google!! Oh and thanks HH i didnt know this was out,

Its soo damn Cool!!! I can initiate downloads from my computer, and it automatically downloads them on my phone, without me entering anything on my device. THAT IS AMAZING!!!!

i've already downloaded a few applications,,, Android users!! Check it out! This website initiated market is UNBELIEVABLY time saving!

rapid1 3 years ago

The web store site looks pretty cool to I went and checked it out earlier. As far as I know it just went live in the last 24/36 hours. Honeycomb for tablets is pretty nice to for slates being specific to the hardware. Of course the next version of there smart phone android is rumored to be coming soon to. I have the SDK, and have been trying to learn to use it personally so I have had honeycomb live on my desktop about a week now anyway.

infinityzen1 3 years ago

Oh snap, I have been hoping for something like this ever since I got my EVO. Heading over now.

rapid1 3 years ago

yeah infinity let us know how it works directly on your EVO so we have some live comparison details on it as well!

infinityzen1 3 years ago

It works great. You just go to the site and log into your google account. It pulls your phone(s) up automaticly.  Also, if you go to the manage tab, you get a list of everything installed onto your phone. It also shows all the ones that have updates avalible (with click to install) or have recently been updated. No ability to uninstall from the website, but that might be a good thing.

Searching is of course very easy and anyone, even without an Android phone can check it out.  Overall, the website is exceptionally well put together with easy access to reviews, in depth information on everything the program requires access too (much much better than what you get on the phone), and an overall great look.  I just picked a few things, clicked install, confirmed the device, and they installed.  If you find something you like, two clicks is all it takes to have it on your phone.

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