Android Market website redesigned as an app “showcase”

May 17, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Android Market website redesigned as an app “showcase”

The Android Market website has been given a light makeover today. While the previous website featured a gallery set-up that let people browse by category, the new website focuses strictly on three categories: Featured Apps, Top Free, and Top Paid apps.

There is still no way to browse the full market and get a simple way to download apps to your phone. The new design focuses on being a showcase for top ranked applications. Google suggests that anyone who wants a “comprehensive, up-to-date list of the tens of thousands of titles available,” should browse the Market from their handset.

People have asked for a more full-featured Android website, but Google has gone in the opposite direction. I even suggested that Google should open its acquisition piggy-bank to buy AppBrain or doubleTwist. Looks like we can’t hold our breaths for an Android desktop solution. [Thanks for the tip, Josh!]