May 17 AT 11:34 AM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Google updates Android Market site, still lacking

Last night Google spruced up their Android Market website, but it was not the major upgrade everyone has been waiting for. The site acts mainly as a showcase and does not allow users to browse all apps, download apps, see full app details, or even perform basic Google-functions like search.

Even though the site is still mostly useless, Google could have made some important changes behind the scenes. We know a new version of the Market client is coming that allows automatic updates and the developer console is also getting new feedback features. Hopefully more will be revealed at Google I/O.

Source: Android.com

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  • http://www.goldfishview.com David Shellabarger

    Boo. :(
    Does this mean no comprehensive list on the website anytime soon?

    “For a comprehensive, up-to-date list of the tens of thousands of titles available, check out Android Market on your handset.”

    Why Google, why?!

  • Bulgaro

    Not even an “A” for effort “C-” it is.

  • http://www.goldfishview.com David Shellabarger

    New design looks better, but horizontal app’s screen shots look horrible.

  • http://Website Bump

    What a joke. You would think that Google could do better than this. Compared to their competition, It’s not even as good as the Blackberry App World web version….

  • http://Website jp2dj1

    I give it a D+. An F on p.e.

  • http://Website ronabong

    Site should be called Android Sample Site not Android Market Site. Adding Market should be what it it is: A Market site of applications.

  • http://Website shibby

    I have been using Android for 9 months now and had no idea there was an android.com site. Wow!

  • http://Website Soul_Est

    For a full market like site, there’s always AppBrain (http://www.appbrain.com).

    I’ve been using it since I got my Milestone and it’s been a great experience.

  • http://Website Canterrain

    I would like to see the following happen to the android market website.

    The ability to create/link accounts to your developer/google account, and then once an app is on the market to load: QR code, desc, pictures, and other applicable info, to some sort of form list that will then create a page about your app. This page would not only give all that info, but would either A: give a place to comment on said apps, or B: automatically show comments made directly on the market about said app, or preferably C: both with comments being made at either place showing up also at the other.

    But all I have to do is look at google.com to realize that these guys have never been about making an interesting looking website….

  • http://Website dave

    given that at the conference google announced that you’d be able to install stuff from this site I can only assume it’s a work in progress and there’ll be significant changes in the month or so before Froyo becomes available.