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Rumor: Google Preparing to Launch Browser-based Android Market Tomorrow

We saw a glimpse of a browser-based Android Market last May, but according to new rumor from our friends over at Android and Me, tomorrow could be the day we see it go live for everyone.  Well, we’re hoping that it is at least announced so that we can start marking our calendars for a release.

If you aren’t familiar with this concept, you’ll want to check out the video we have after the break from last year’s Google I/O which featured full demos of this market in action along with a music service that could be bundled into tomorrow’s announcements.  The new market will allow you to install free or purchased apps from your browser and have them installed directly on your phone wirelessly.  Unlike some other mobile operating systems, you won’t need a cable to make this happen.  The music service, if made available, will likely just be a part of the market.  

New Android Market:

New Google Music service:

To see the new browser-based market in action, skip to the 1:30 mark of this video.

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Source:  Android and Me

  • Davidmgidley

    I’m starting to believe this online market is a possibilty, my OG Droid won’t download any app i try to download, maybe there updating the market?

  • Jawshua

    Sounds interesting. So on your computer you can go search apps and then in your computer’s browser you download an app and then it goes straight to your phone? Is that the gist of what this is?

  • Jawshua

    Sounds interesting. So on your computer you can go search apps and then in your computer’s browser you download an app and then it goes straight to your phone? Is that the gist of what this is?

  • http://www.facebook.com/zachpepsin EaglesDudeNFL

    as a new dev, this is going to be great !

  • Irish22022

    what music player is that? It’s sick…

    • Oobloodydoayoo

      The new version of android music player. Theres a leaked download somewhere around here.

  • Anonymous

    This is what I am talking about “Go Google” now if Verizon can put a commercial together or Google (Which we know they can) help Verizon to put a commercial out to feature Android value add functionality over the i*hone would be really cool. This is really cool and I think Android users will be very happy :)

    C’mon Verizon get smart and come up with a really good marketing campaign to present what Android has to offer over the i*hone. :P

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    This is freaking insane!

    Finally I can view apps in the Android Market via Google Chrome and can download anything I want, without having to do those steps on my Droid X…).

    Incredible!

  • http://twitter.com/icecolddemon Phil Oakley

    Is it possible that Google are using AppBrain code to make this work? Hmm.

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut pstout

    THIS IS THE SH*T!!!! Just what app devs need to allow for better competition research! Guaranteed more quality apps after this!

  • Anonymous

    Effin finally, hopefully it won’t be a dismantlement.

  • Eagleeyetruckinginc

    Holy Crap BaTman!!!!! That is sweet!!!!

  • Anonymous

    It NEEDS to launch with the music portion of it too. Come on Google, you’ve been teasing us with this for almost a year now…

  • Jeremy Gentry

    suck it itunes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=758620228 Aaron Rietschlin

    I have been eagerly awaiting this for a REALLY long time. Hopefully there is truth to this rumor!

  • Anonymous

    Goodbye AppBrain….. I had fun wirelessly installing apps with you …… Hello Google Market

  • Anonymous

    Goodbye AppBrain….. I had fun wirelessly installing apps with you …… Hello Google Market

  • Anonymous

    “Unlike some other mobile operating systems, you won’t need a cable to make this happen.”

    Another notch in Android’s gun-belt. :-)

    • Anonymous

      you can do the same with out a cable on a…. wait…no they can’t.

      • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

        HELL YEAH!

    • Anonymous

      you can do the same with out a cable on a…. wait…no they can’t.

    • Anonymous

      you can do the same with out a cable on a…. wait…no they can’t.

    • Anonymous

      you can do the same with out a cable on a…. wait…no they can’t.

    • Anonymous

      you can do the same with out a cable on a…. wait…no they can’t.

    • Anonymous

      you can do the same with out a cable on a…. wait…no they can’t.

    • Anonymous

      you can do the same with out a cable on a…. wait…no they can’t.

    • Anonymous

      you can do the same with out a cable on a…. wait…no they can’t.

    • Mdeamicis

      i can sink my zune to my laptop with no cables. but it is a dinosaur compared to my droid.

  • http://twitter.com/ChazClout ChazClout

    I do hope we see this soon. To be able to find and manage apps from a browser would be great.
    I hope they support multi device management too as I own more than one Android device.

    Bring on the event tomorrow! :D

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

    End of the line for AppBrain?