Oh Android fans…


Ok, todays Android news…thats right, there is news but its not really about the phone so bear with me. Today has a little more of a focus on the marketplace that will support the Android system. Like Apples app store, Android will for those who have lived in a cave the last 2 weeks or so support the open handset alliance. In other words, developers will be able to place their own applications into the android “market.” Ignoring for the moment that T-mobile has its own plans to open their own infrastructure to developers and concentrate on the notion that Android will its own support system. Just as that OTHER phone does.

Details are very fresh but the official Android developers blog today posted the first of what is sure to be many many more details about the upcoming marketplace. There are a few highlights to look at it, such as the rating system that is best described as similar to youtube. Another note is the speed by which developer should be able to get applications on the store: “register as a merchant, upload and describe your content and publish it.”

It also sounds like at launch applications will be free with developers being given information on payable opportunities soon thereafter. Its a quick read so I suggest heading over to the Android developers blog here and start getting excited all over again. Oh yes, in my quick reading I didn’t notice, but there are quite a few references to gps in those pictures, so hmmm we got it right. Thanks forum people!

Have I mentioned our own Android forums before, I’m pretty sure I have but I’m plugging them again anyway. So shameless plug happening and besides, those guys catch things I miss in my hurry to get stuff posted so they rock.

Thanks to the tipster who got this to us!