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Google’s Android app store to get makeover

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According to a blog post on Thursday from Google, the Android Market, Google’s application store will get a makeover when the latest 1.6 version is released. The update will allow developers to better market their applications by having the ability to provide screenshots and descriptions.

More sub-categories are being added as well in order to help provide more targeted search results. These categories include health, themes, comics and sports. The interface of Google’s Android Market is getting an overhaul as well. New buttons are being added to the site to provide easier navigation. You can now search applications by Top Paid, Top Free, and Just In, a similar set up to Apple’s iTunes App Store. There is also a new search icon at the top of the page.

Since January, Google has been selling paid applications through Android Market for use on Android devices. New features added to the store should hopefully drive traffic to the site since paid application sales have been poor.

Read: [Android Developers Blog]

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