Google Launches Web-Based Android Market
Google showed off some features of the upcoming Android 3.0 Honeycomb interface, much of which we've seen before, but the search giant also unveiled the next step in the Android app market: Web-based app browsing.
One of the biggest deficiencies of the Android Market so far was the difficulty of searching for apps on a phone and the inability to do so on a computer. Google just announced the new Web-based storefront for the Android Market (market.android.com) that allows users to search and browse among the hundreds of thousands of Android apps , read reviews, find content and purchase apps.
To be clear, the Android Market isn't expanding into Web apps like the Chrome browser has. All the apps in the Android Market are still available only for Android-based devices, which includes phones and tablets, but now it is much more convenient to find the best ones.
When someone purchases an app through the Web interface (with the same account they use in the Android Market on the phone), Google will automatically download and install the app on the user's phone so it will be ready to go. All the same apps and categories are present.
Google has also added a phone management system that will let users nickname their phones so that they are easily identifiable if more than one Android phone owner accesses the Android Market through the same computer.