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Android Market website will be searchable, browseable, syncable

May 20, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Android Market website will be searchable, browseable, syncable

Google today announced that the Android Market website will undergo a massive overhaul. No, we aren’t talking about the minor update that appeared on Monday; Google is making the Android Market browseable online and syncable with your device.

To great applause, Google’s Vic Gundotra gave a brief demo of the new Android Market which includes the ability to discovery and download apps directly to your Android device. The revamped website allows users to search for apps directly from the website, and then read its app description page. Users can then mark an app as something to download. Without needing to perform any manual sync or connect to chords, your phone will automatically perform an over-the-air update.

It’s beautiful, it’s amazing, and it’s exactly what we’ve been asking for since early 2009.

It’s also going to put a major dent in usage of third-party solutions from AndroLib, AppBrain, and Cyrket. I’ve been a huge fan of each site and even championed Google to buy AppAware, but this could present a problem for these sites among users with Froyo.