Google Plans To Update Android Market

Google's Android Market has grown tremendously and has surpassed the 200,000-application mark recently. With the vast number of applications available, however, it's becoming harder and harder for consumers to sort through these apps to find the best of the best.

Google understands this and has plans to help applications stand out in the crowd with a refresh to the Android Market. In the coming weeks, Android devices should receive an update to the Market. The web-based version will also get an update. On the Web-based Android Market, you'll see five new categories to help you sort through applications: Top Apps, Editor's Choice, Top Developers, Related Apps, and Trending Apps.

The Android Market application on handsets is getting overhauled. The current three-column view will be replaced with colorful panels that promote top apps and popular downloads. The new Android Market app will also let developers selectively target devices. In other words, developers will be able to hide their applications from devices with older versions of Android or form factors that won't work with their applications.

Comments
HHGrrl 3 years ago

Sweet! I hope this makes it easier to find cool and USEFUL apps rather than just junk.

Drake_McNasty 3 years ago

I want to see a sorting option, rating, downloads, price, etc. That is really cool the developers can select the devices, older phones won't have to worry about downloading apps that wont work. I like to see google making these nice improvements.

OSunday 3 years ago

A top 10 or featured sections like itunes will end up creating alot more app purchases, I know there have been times I was looking for a good app to buy but couldn't find anything on the android market, and there have been times when Itunes top 10 charts and such has led me to make purchases even when i wasn't planning to do so

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