The Web Based Android Market is here
If you have been desperately waiting for the Android Market to make a move to the web just like iTunes is available for web , yes Google today announced a new Web-based Android Market online store that will make it easier for people to get to new applications for their smartphones and tablets.
The announcement was made at an event where Google is showing off the new Android 3.0 software known as Honeycomb, which is designed specifically for tablets. Google also used the event to take the wraps off the new Web-based Android Market. Up to this point, Android users could only discover and download apps from the Android Market installed on their devices. Now, users will be able to get to the apps from any Web browser.
Google demonstrated the new Web-based Android market, and the page itself shows a lot more detail than the Android Market client. It offers better pictures for promoting applications as well as ways to promote other applications alongside the one the user selected. Screenshots and user reviews are prominent.
The Web site is live here.
Google also announced that it will offer in-app purchasing for their app developers.
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