Apple has one more reason to worry about its rival Android. Aside from becoming the top smartphone in Q4 2010, Google has unleash another major component of the Android ecosystem – a web-based Android Market. Yup, you can now visit the Android Market using your PC or Mac and from there you will be able to purchase new Android apps as well as manage apps installed on your Android phones. It works wirelessly and it works very well.
The Android Market website sports a nice and simple interface which is very Google. Nothing fancy – just the basic information that you’ll need to check new apps and app updates. To use the Android Market, you need to login to the Gmail account you use when logging into the Android Market on your Android phone.
The beauty of logging in to your account is that you can download new apps from the website and it will be automatically downloaded to your Android phone wirelessly. Once you’ve selected an app for “install,” in a few minutes, check your phone and you’ll see the app being installed.
The Android Market will also make it easier for Android writers in getting sample screenshots of apps that they plan to review. Very helpful indeed.
Check out the Google Android Market here.