Web-based Android Market Looks Good


You currently cannot buy apps for friends like you can in iTunes, but you can buy an app once and install it on another device by going through your purchase history and re-downloading the app.

Final Impressions

After my hands-on, I now prefer using the browser version of the Android Market to the mobile version. I can find applications much faster and don't have to do all of my typing on a tiny keyboard. I also like that there isn't any extra software you have to download. Because your Gmail account is tied to the browser, you can pretty much find and download apps wherever you have an Internet connection.

If Google could apply the same idea to a music service, Apple would definitely have some competition in the music market.

The one thing that worries me about the Market being accessible on the web as opposed to just mobile devices is that it might become a bigger target for hackers and scammers. But overall, I think this is a step in the right direction for Android.