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Android Market Maintenance could mean Browser-based Version is Coming

There are a lot of questions surrounding tomorrow night’s 6 hour market outage, but our buddies over at Phandroid have uncovered what looks to be the initial steps to everyone seeing a browser-based market that was first demoed back at Google I/O.  We are expecting to see Gingebread at any day, and as some of you may remember, one of the new features said to be included with this Android version was indeed a pretty-new market that would run in a browser.  

So as you can see in that screenshot, developers are now being asked to include high resolution graphics for their applications plus promotional videos if they have them available.  Sounds like things we would see on a blown-up, beautiful version of the Android market running in your browser doesn’t it?

To see this new market in action, check out the 31:00 mark in last year’s Google I/O day 2 keynote…


Via:  Phandroid

  • Maybe integrating a web browser market with chrome to phone to push apps from the web.Thanks a lot for sharing

  • Coheirnt

    Gingerbread is supposed to help do away with things like sense n blur? So when its released can we opt to have it instead of blur. And not have to wait 6 month for moto to get it out to us?

  • Ilhe1s

    Has anyone considered how this might affect AppBrain.com and AndroLib.com?

    • FortitudineVincimus

      or, did you consider they did it first and Google liked the idea enough to copy it and take it to the next level.

      frankly, I am not all that excited by a web based Market. I like my Market as just a simple Market as it is.

  • Jakewoodblues

    Could it be web based store? Could it be the sign of the apocalypse? Will cats and dogs lie down together. Stay tuned!

  • Silencedelta

    a little off topic but did any droid 2 owners get an update called 2.3.40 this morning i thought it was 2.3 but my phone still says 2.2 so idk my d2 is new but i was not expecting a software update 4 days after getting it.
    anyone got any ideas sorry didn't save the install cause it didn't click till after i installed it.

  • think back three years ago and how we operated without android. depressing.

  • Murphy

    Appbrain > Sex …. well, pretty damn close.

  • UGHhhh

    can anyone help? my apps download from the market but they dont install anymore . i went to verizon yesterday and they gave me another droid and its doing the same thing ! imma go back today but i was wondering if anyone else had the same problem and know of a fix ?

    does anyone know if i can get another kind of phone as a replacement ? maybe dx or d2 lol xp

    • EC8CH



      that has solved my market issues in the past, but since you're having the same issues with a replacement phone it seems like the issue is with your google account maybe, but trying this is worth a shot… good luck

      • Roon

        At least part of the Market Maintenance is to try to fix this downloading issue. In the meantime, you may have success downloading apps from alternate marketplaces, like SlideMe.

    • Doug Ivks

      when you traded phones, did you keep your SD card? I had this same problem on my DX and it turned out to be a problem with my Android_secure folder on my SD card. wouldn't allow me to install any apps that install to the SD card.

      • EC8CH

        ooooh good one… never thought about the SD card.

      • UGHhhh

        oh yeah i did keep the sd card . so what should i do to fix it ?

  • Nice. Second!! (ha ha I told myself I would do that, but it was so easy.)

  • EC8CH

    How will the VCAST AppStore ever compete now???

    • it can't…..

      • kellex

        It can't….

        • EC8CH

          Think VZ will ever preinstall their app store and block access to the Android Market???
          Maybe on their lower end android phones.

          That's how an evil company competes!

        • eddieonofre

          It can't…

          • I guess ill continue: “It can't”

          • Theflyingswami

            It absolutely cannot!

          • tjhrulz

            It can't…

          • tanknspank

            It can't…

          • Anonymous

            Ok, I just put the exclamation point to this thread lol “IT WONT” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

          • DrDew

            It can’t and it won’t 😉

          • Anonymous

            It can’t…
            next please…

          • Beka27

            I… don’t think it can. Just my $0.02…

    • sc4fpse

      it can't..

    • FortitudineVincimus

      it doesn't

    • Endisky

      The What???

    • No Puede! (it can't… en español)

  • Michael_NM

    1000 and First!

    Happy Hump Day!!! Google should buy AppBrain…

    • Anonymous

      Congrats on the 1000, now please help a brothe out to reach that same pennicale LOL Good Job Man 🙂

    • EC8CH

      Congrats on the 1000th…

      I'm only 35 away myself…. make that 34 🙂

      • Anonymous

        +1 for that comment 🙂