Enterprise Mobility: Android Market Webstore Delivers Apps Via Google Cloud

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-02-16
 
 
 

Android Market Webstore Delivers Apps Via Google Cloud

by Clint Boulton

Android Market Webstore Delivers Apps Via Google Cloud

Android Market Webstore

The Market Webstore home page shows a clean, Googley design.

Android Market Webstore

Searching for Apps

Android Market Webstore features a Google search bar atop the page to help users find specific apps.

Searching for Apps

Application Categories

For those who want to browse, Google offers application categories for games and such on the left-hand rail.

Application Categories

Choosing Apps

The middle column is filled with tabs for top, paid and free apps. See featured apps here.

Choosing Apps

Paid Apps

Current paid apps include the popular Robo Defense game, Fruit Ninja and Power AMP.

Paid Apps

Free Apps

There are a lot more free apps than paid apps in the 100,000-plus Android Market selections. But who can argue with Angry Birds, Gmail, Google Maps and Facebook for Android, all essential for millions of people?

Free Apps

Plenty of Games

Google also offers a section of best-selling game titles.

Plenty of Games

To the Cloud

Again, because it's the cloud, Google has aggregated any app that Android handset or tablet users have downloaded through the Android Market client. We were pleasantly surprised to see this app summary, which we downloaded to our Motorola Droid X and loaner test units such as the Verizon Galaxy Tab, over the last few months.

To the Cloud

Purchase

Here's what purchasing an app in the Market Webstore looks like, courtesy of Google manager Chris Yerga.

Purchase

Review Pending Purchasing

Before you're charged, you get to review your purchase here.

Review Pending Purchasing

Quick Downloads

When you're satisfied and you complete your purchase, the app speeds to your phone for quick download over the air, like so.

Quick Downloads

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