Android Market

Tim Bray, who we all know and love from the Android Developers Blog, made a couple interesting announcements this week about the Android Market.  He wanted to remind developers about the Market features enacted this past June that help determine what devices their applications will be available for, as it seems that preparation for some new market features requires all legacy applications to get rescanned and checked against the new methods.

Of course, the words "new market features" caught our attention.  We can't help but think back to I/O 2010, when we saw some great new Market features like Music streaming, that Google said would come soon, likely with Gingerbread.  Is it soon yet? [Android Developers Blog]

 

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Changes coming to Android Market

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Could be paypal, but I imagine that's a change on the back end, like carrier billing was for T-Mo customers. These changes sound like they are something on the servers that actually "serve" the market to clients.

One thing that the Palm market got right that Android hasn't and iOS doesn't do as well is sharing apps. I love that I used to be able to text or email my brothers links directly from the market application to apps in the market. If this is somehow available currently would someone care to enlighten me as to where it is, for I have looked.

I wish Google would just buy out AppBrain already and integrate it's search features into the market.