July 31, 2014

Android Market Compatibility Checking Added

For quite a while now the Android Market has been a kind of “work-in-progress.” But, with a UI overhaul not too long ago, another one planned, and a bunch of new features being added to the web market (such as new charts and “trending apps”), Google seems to be really putting effort into making it much more functional.

The latest addition came to our attention through the observant eyes of the people over at Androinica, and adds a sure-fire way of knowing whether an app will work with your device. Whereas before, installing an app through the web market was a hit and hope affair, the market will now perform an immediate check to determine whether any of your devices are compatible with the app in question. A list of all your devices and their compatibility can be seen with a click of the “+” symbol.

The compatibility check has the ability to show you whether all your devices are compatible, some of them are, or none of them are. This should prove useful for anyone with multiple devices struggling to keep track of what does and doesn’t work.

Be sure to let us know what you think of this and the other features recently added to the Android Market in the comments below. Also, tell us what you’d like to see next!

Source: Androinica