Android Market Updated For Older Android Phones
Oct 11, 2010, 9:34 AM by Philip Berne
Android phones running Android 1.6 or better, but not the newest Android Froyo system, will start seeing an updated Android App Market. The new market brings these older phones in line with the newer App Market features. Phones will be able to update apps in bulk, and apps will be able to update themselves automatically. The new App Market also features a tabbed browsing interface. The update is rolling out without notification to eligible devices.
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Everything else is just the N1 with the manufacturer and carriers crap added to it.
Nonetheless, it's still all in the spirit of Android: an open platform that allows the ma...
It's not 'open' - it's not GPL, it's not some community-driven so...