Google Launches Android Market Web Store
During its presentation of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google announced some forthcoming changes that it is making to the Android Market in order to improve the experience for end users as well as developers. The first big change is the launch of the Android Market web store. The web store component will allow users to browse through the store directly from their desktop. Users can then push apps from the browser to their handset. It offers categories such as featured applications, categories, and highly-rated applications. Applications purchased from the Android Market will automatically be installed on users' handsets. Users can also share applications via social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Users can also use the web store to manage their Android Market account online. Android also announced that local market currency support is coming to the market. Developers will be able to price their apps for various currencies regardless of the exchange rate. Google also announced support for in-app purchases in the Android Market. This will allow developers to sell virtual good within their applications, such as new levels or unlocked features.
Bing for Android Can Better Search Through Other Apps
Microsoft today updated its Bing Search app for Android devices and gave it the ability to perform searches from within other applications. The feature, called Bing snapshots, scouts things mentioned on any given page and provides relevant information about them in snapshots.
Android Apps Headed to Google's Chromebooks
Google today said its Chrome operating system will soon have access to the Google Play Store and the Android apps therein. ChromeOS will support all Android phone and tablet apps, including games, productivity apps, and social networking.
Google Releases reCAPTCHA API to Improve Android Security
Google today announced a new tool developers can use to authenticate people securely while simultaneously improving the experience for mobile phone users. The company made available the new reCAPTCHA Android API as a part of Google Play Services.
Google Keep Gets Better at Sharing, Sheets Improves Charts
Google today updated its Keep and Sheets applications for Android devices. The latest version of Keep improves thanks to a new sharing tool that, when tapped, includes an option to create a new note in Keep.
Twitter Overhauls Its Mobile Apps and Web Sites
Twitter today revealed a dramatic change to the look and feel of its Android and iOS mobile applications, and its mobile and desktop browser experiences. To start, Twitter has put profile, account, and privacy settings in a single place within the navigation menu to make them easier to find.
Maybe Google should..
On top of that, it's Motorola/HTC/Samsung(LOL) responsibility to get Gingerbread to devices.
Google released the source code for Gingerbread already, that's what they told people they...
It's about time.