Google launches new web store; web purchases to your phone

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Today Google showcased what's new with Android during their YouTube broadcast. During their announcements, Google showed off and launched their all new Android Market.

The new user interface is a great improvement over their old market websites. The old website was very hard to navigate and find exactly what you need. The new website makes finding applications and games with a list of categories, breaking down the Android Market to what you're looking for.

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The front page now showcases featured applications in a scrollable banner. Below the feature set of applications, are a list of featured, top paid and top free applications on the market, so you can see what's hot right now.

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The new Android Market now allows you to remotely download applications to any of your Android-based devices. With a simple click of the install button, you can see your current Android handsets and tables, remotely downloading application or game to your device. The website also features a payment options and currency converter. The store even allows you to download to some or all of your devices, but users should note the selection box only shows supported devices, so your Android-based tablet may not appear under some apps.

The updated market makes it easy for users to see their purchase history for each of their devices. Users can take a look back through their history at any given time.

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here is a question for anyone, how do I fake my market *location* on the web? I can do that on the phone and get access to priced apps and other apps only available in the US.

Runs, great, can do market place from web, push to any android based device i choose and it pushes to the device automatically.

NesTle said,
no error here
I had one the first time I tried to login
but the site is getting hit pretty hard

Yup, I'm able to login now too. Figured it would get fixed shortly

Tjcrazy said,
I get an "Invalid Request." message when clicking the Sign In button

Same here. I bet this'll be fixed shortly though

Panagiotis G. said,

another fail from google. fast things too messy

It's online now, it's clearly getting hammered pretty hard. Loading device compatibility seems to throw up a Java error, hopefully this is just due to heavy demand and is fixed soon.

Mike said,
Android *app store*?

Don't start lol, Apple are bad enough. App Store is a generic term for a store that sells apps. App is a widely used contraction for Application. Apple haven't got a leg to stand on with their attempt to copyright that term.

TCLN Ryster said,

Don't start lol, Apple are bad enough. App Store is a generic term for a store that sells apps. App is a widely used contraction for Application. Apple haven't got a leg to stand on with their attempt to copyright that term.

Yeah, this is exactly the 'why' Microsoft wants to prevent Apple from requesting a trademark on 'app store'

leojei said,
what about the market app on the phones? are we getting updated market app as well?

Possibly later on down the road we will see an update.

TCLN Ryster said,

The market app got updated like a month ago. What more do you want?

Er, ability to sort downloads by price, filtering etc...