Web-based Android Market Looks Good


Once you have that information down, you will be shown a screen asking you which device you would like to install the app on as well as the app permissions. After selecting your device and looking over the permissions, hitting "Install" one more time will send the app to your device. In my hands-on tests, the Pulse News Reader app installed in seconds.

The website also allows you to look through past purchases and re-download them (in case you change phones).

I downloaded the Pulse News Reader app to my HTC Droid Incredible running Android 2.2 (Froyo). Google doesn't list any system requirements, though I suspect that you'll need to have a device sporting Android 2.2 or higher in order to be able to download and install apps from the browser-based Market.

Sharing Apps

If you want to share an app with your friends, you can tweet a link via a small Twitter button on the right side of every app page. Those on mobile devices can click on the link and it will directly open up to the app page in the Market. Those on PCs will be taken to the app's page on the browser-based Market.