Google Opens Android Market Website

02/02/2011 02:30 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

On Tuesday, Google launched a web-based Android Market, where mobile users can purchase apps for devices running Google' Android platform.

Until now, the Android Market was accessible only via mobile device. The new website, however, lets Android users search, purchase, download, review and share mobile apps in their web browser, according to the Google Mobile Blog.

TechCrunch notes that the new Android Market is, "more seamless than something like the iTunes native app because when you select an app, it can be set up to download automatically to your Android device."

"You can also send apps directly to your Android device with just a few clicks--no wires needed," Google's Eric Chu wrote in a blog post. "We've built in new social features, too. You can share apps with your friends through Twitter. And you can read and post app reviews directly to Android Market from the web or from your device."

Thought the new site is live, users are reporting problems logging into the Android Market.

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