Android Market is Google's competitor to the Apple iPhone store

I was sent a link to the Android Community site this morning that led to the Android Developers blog post on the upcoming Android Market that looks to rival the Apple iPhone store for Android-powered devices. They decided to call it a market rather than a store to try to give it that "open" feeling for developers to provide content. There are several screenshots for you to check out too, including the one to the left.

Android Market is Google’s competitor to the Apple iPhone store
I was sent a link to the Android Community site this morning that led to the Android Developers blog post on the upcoming Android Market that looks to rival the Apple iPhone store for Android-powered devices. They decided to call it a market rather than a store to try to give it that "open" feeling for developers to provide content. There are several screenshots for you to check out too, including the one to the left.

The Android Market will let users find, purchase, download and install content on their devices. The content does not appear to be screened by Google since you just need to register, upload and describe your content to get published. Hopefully it doesn't turn into a collection of junk. Google will feature a feedback and rating system so if there gets to be a ton of content, you will be able to filter through to the good stuff. Free and paid content will be available in the Android Market. Now let's get some Open Handset Alliance devices into the hands of users.

I think having something like the Android Market will make the Android experience much better and should encourage development like the iPhone App store so this is pretty exciting news.

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