Google Android Market Web Store is now live

By on February 3, 2011
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Android market goes live, features many convenient ways to purchase and install apps.


Since Google’s initial foray into the App world, it’s users have had to deal with the rather impractical mobile version of it’s market. The old version (ironically) even lacked such functions as searching and sorting through the thousands of apps available.

This was all rectified today at Google’s Mountain View honeycomb event where the web-based version of it’s Android Market just went live. The market allows its users to access the site from any desktop browser and search or sift through the apps available. User’s can then purchase whatever app they want and it then automatically syncs the said apps to the phone’s on your Google account. This is quite a convenient change especially since users would earlier have had to resort to such apps as appbrain to get information on apps and preview screenshots.

The site, though rather bland, can be accessed here.

Source: The Droid Guy


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  • Rahul_lakhi

    Whats the point!?, Market is disabled in the UAE..

    I tried the website.. it says “server not found” when i click on any option like “games” or “applications” or anything in fact.

    • Abbas Jaffar Ali

      Yep- Market is indeed disabled in the UAE.

  • Faisal W!

    iTunes is the defacto leading eco system for apps for smart phones which neither, Android market, ovi Store or Zunes market place can topple in the short to medium term!

    • Abbas Jaffar Ali

      I agree with you Faisal. Although keep in mind that for most users in the UAE, the only thing available on iTunes are Applications. Music, Movies etc. require you to have a non-UAE account which most users dont.

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