Google Brings Android Apps to the WebBy Chris Weiss
Want to browse and demo Android apps on a bigger, more powerful device? Wish granted. Google announced today that it is launching a Web-based Android Market. The website is market.android.com.
Previously, Android owners could only browse and buy apps through their mobile device, so the Web market will provide one more way of getting apps. And to avoid any headaches brought on by buying apps and then having to physically download them, the new Android market will include wireless functionality for sending apps directly to phones without any hard connection required.
The new app market was presented alongside Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the latest tablet-centric version of Android, which includes a new interface, improved multitasking and new Google Mobile services. Google also revealed in-app purchasing, which will allow Android app developers to sell virtual goods and service directly in apps. [via Google and TechCrunch]