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.
Google Play Instant Lets You Test-Drive Games Without Downloading Them
Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game.
Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices
Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications.
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.
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.