Android Market, Google’s App Store, Will Not Require Approval For Applications

by admin August 28, 2008 at 10:45 pm

The Android Dev Blog today released some shots and details on the Android Market—the Android version of the iPhone’s App Store. Stressing that it’s a “market” (free, open, etc) rather than a “store,” the Google folks have decided to not require an approval process for devs to have their applications listed, unlike Apple’s mysterious black box of approval that even the developers still don’t fully understand. Which is great news for Android devs, but could be quite a handful for Google.

Android Market builds in all of the similar functionalities found in Apple’s version: providing the infrastructure to host apps in a centralized place, versioning and update control, and support for free and paid apps (although the pay apps will not be ready for version 1.0).

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