Google is sharing the first look at their Android distribution center where consumers will be able locate, purchase and download content. This will allow developers the opportunity to have a central location to show their wares. On the site it also states:
I also wanted to share some early details to help with planning your efforts so that you can be ready as our partners release the first Android-powered handsets. Developers can expect the first handsets to be enabled with a beta version of Android Market. Some decisions are still being made, but at a minimum you can expect support for free (unpaid) applications. Soon after launch an update will be provided that supports download of paid content and more features such as versioning, multiple device profile support, analytics, etc. Below are some screenshots that illustrate some of the security features and workflow.
With the addition of a marketplace, the Android ecosystem is becoming even more robust. I am incredibly energized by the support and amazing content I’ve seen so far. We will share more details as they are available and I look forward to working with many of you in the coming months.
I like the statement that support for free [unpaid] applications will be provided. I was not sure if Android was going to have any freebies, but it appears it will. Take a look at some of the features that may be available.Some are saying the new Google store could end being in competition with Apple.