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The long, grueling wait for a fully functional web-based Android Market may be just about over. We've been asking for one since the Market launched back in 2008, but it wasn't until Vic Gundotra got on stage at 2010's Google I/O that we saw what was in store for us. Given all the recent changes, it looks as if the new desktop client is upon us.
The guys at AppBrain are continuing to push forward with new features for their app distribution model, adding enhancements and services at a regular rate. The popular web-based Android Market tool has evolved over time, providing one of the most compelling ways to discover and download Android content.
It seems that users aren't the only folks having issues with the newly updated Android Market. We reported earlier about one of our readers...
For most folks, the new Android Market app received over the last few days is one heck of an awesome new experience. For others, however, they are finding the distribution portal has been less than desirable.
ne of the biggest complaints around the Android Market has long been the tiny amount of space given to developers to describe the app. For companies who roll out multiple updates in a short window, they previously had to resort to using some of that precious space to note changes in the app/game. That went away with the new "recent changes" feature, and developers had those characters freed up for descriptions. Apparently, Google thinks developers need more space yet. Way more space.
Since last Friday's announcement of an overhauled Android Market, we've heard (and seen) plenty of complaints about the new return policy. Many of you feel 15 minutes is simply not long enough to download an app/game and decide whether or not it's worth keeping. So, what is the ideal return window for the Android Market? If not 15 minutes, then what? VOTE IN OUR POLL.
Our friends over at Android Central are reporting that the Android Market has add some new functionality added in quietly to handsets running Foryo recently. (Image credit for the two screens goes to them as well). If you look closely at the images to left, you will see two screen shots showing a new tab that allows you to find similar or related apps. We assume both tabs do the same thing, allow users to find apps that are the same type as the one they are browsing.
Developers and Android users will be seeing yet another change to the Market with the implementation of content ratings. Effective November 30th, developers will need to log into the Developer Console to choose from one of four levels of ratings: All, Pre-Teen, Teen, and Mature.
AppBrain, one of the more forward thinking apps for maintaining and installing Android applications pushed out their V5 update today, giving their users new functionalities to play with. A quote from their blog post about the release:
After reading about the Samsung Galaxy Tab for what seemed like years (JK, it was only two months) I never thought it would come to the carriers much less to my house. I have owned the Archos and Augen versions of the mythical Android tablet and for my money, I believe Samsung got it right and all this without a proper tablet OS.
Developers logging into the Android Market developer console today will be greeted with new options. Looking at the console, there are three additions to help developers get extra exposure, discovery, and more.
I just received very interesting notification from Android Market notifying me that the developer console will be out of service Nov 18 for whole...
he official Android developers blog updated yesterday with a post touting Market housekeeping. Designed primarily for developers to keep their apps up to date and ready for future devices, there's a tiny blip that perked our ears up a tad.
Developers with titles published in the Android Market now have the ability to provide customers with tiny change logs to their respective applications. A new feature called "Recent Changes" lets developers call out anything specific found in an app update.
The popular Dolphin Browser HD has been updated to a new version 4.0 which includes some bug fixes & a few new features. According to the changelog, bug...