Android Market Update Shows Off

The Android market has come a long way since its inception and while still considerably behind the Apple App store as far the numbers tell, the market itself may be better all around. I mean out of 70,000 apps in the App Store I’d venture to guess about 12,000 are “pull my finger” apps. Newly added to the Android market are:

  • Application screenshots
  • Promotional icons
  • Improved application descriptions

Also added according to my bud at HTCSource are sports, health, themes and comic categories. No word on when exactly this 1.6 update will drop, but Motorola is expected to ship their upcoming, as of yet unannounced devices with the update already installed. T-mobile and Verizon are expected to follow suit sometime soon. I hope that everyone will get to take advantage of these features so MyTouch and G1 customers aren’t left waiting in the wings for long.


Android 1.6 The New Android Market from htcsource on Vimeo.

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  • tato22

    nice alot better then what we have now


    First of all……

    I LOVE THE NEW SITE!!!! Just wish there was more exciting news available for posting. Great work on the site.

    Now to Android Market. BLAH!!!!!!

  • (Love the new site, too!)

    SPRINT announced that they will be releasing the HTC Hero in Android OS!!!

    SPRINT is also releasing the Touch Pro2 next week!!!

    WTF — TMOUSA execs have sh*t for brains and got their MBAs from Cracker Jacks boxes!!! How could they have bungled this with such a high TP2 price point. F*ckers.

  • raysilverstone

    God i am going to love the screen shot feature. Thats what bugs me about paid apps i don’t want to buy it and not like what it looks like. I wonder if this was the new donut coding that Cyanogen mentioned. Hope he puts out a new MOD soon.

  • byounngg

    some of the changes have happened already , they are on my phone

  • edward

    geeeee where have i seen a maketplace like that before??? hmmmmmmm i know itunes app store ….wow android really blazin the trail here lol

  • edward

    android is not going to lead the industry by copying apple sorry