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Topic # 76520 3-Feb-2011 08:14
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 As posted on @Technobuffalo and others (http://bit.ly/ehvIf8) Google has launched an Android Web Store allowing you to buy, view and download apps directly to your android device. 

To be honest it is about time!! Check it out at http://market.android.com





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  Reply # 434628 3-Feb-2011 08:19
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Google may have launched http://market.android.com but the log in integration with Google is not working.... #fail





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  Reply # 434632 3-Feb-2011 08:22
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You're right, it is about time. Will have a look later when I'm near a computer. To be honest it surprised me when I first bought my android phone back in May that Google didn't already have this facility.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 434637 3-Feb-2011 08:28
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tomgeeknz: Google may have launched http://market.android.com but the log in integration with Google is not working.... #fail


Yep. What a p!sser... way to look like you're incompetent, Google.

Sad.

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  Reply # 434640 3-Feb-2011 08:39
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Once the login works, I'll be all over this. Until then... meh.

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  Reply # 434649 3-Feb-2011 08:47
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It will be about time when they get the Sign In fixed. Sigh - bit of a cockup on their part.

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  Reply # 434659 3-Feb-2011 09:11
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I am logged in? What issues are you having?

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  Reply # 434662 3-Feb-2011 09:16
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kiwitrc: I am logged in? What issues are you having?


"Invalid Request" message.

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  Reply # 434663 3-Feb-2011 09:19
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Working for me now ^_^

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  Reply # 434664 3-Feb-2011 09:25
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Awesome working now.




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  Reply # 434669 3-Feb-2011 09:31
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ArtooDetoo:
kiwitrc: I am logged in? What issues are you having?


"Invalid Request" message.

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Mine went straight in from my PC. Entered my google account and bang, can see all the apps I have etc and remote load apps to my phone. Will be great for remote loading apps to my wifes phone when I see something she may like as well.

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kiwitrc:
ArtooDetoo:
kiwitrc: I am logged in? What issues are you having?


"Invalid Request" message.

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Mine went straight in from my PC. Entered my google account and bang, can see all the apps I have etc and remote load apps to my phone. Will be great for remote loading apps to my wifes phone when I see something she may like as well.


Will give it another try now.

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  Reply # 434692 3-Feb-2011 10:21
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Andoid noob here, but it seems that the only benefit of this web store is if your device doesn't have the Market app on it.
Is that correct or am I'm missing something?

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  Reply # 434693 3-Feb-2011 10:23
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it's more convenient than having to browse for new stuff on your actual phone...

So if somebody finds an app that they think you'd like; they could email you with a link that you open on your PC and magically install to your phone!

I would imagine that if your phone doesn't have the Market app, then the web-based Android Market wouldn't work.

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  Reply # 434695 3-Feb-2011 10:28
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haakuturi:

I would imagine that if your phone doesn't have the Market app, then the web-based Android Market wouldn't work.


I think you're right. How long does it take to get the OTA install? The web market says my download is complete, the Market on my SGS indicates that it's downloaded but it has yet to appear in the apps list.

Any idea?

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  Reply # 434698 3-Feb-2011 10:30
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tigercorp: Andoid noob here, but it seems that the only benefit of this web store is if your device doesn't have the Market app on it.
Is that correct or am I'm missing something?


It's easier to browse on the web via PC or Mac than on the phone. I'm guessing it's just to make the whole experience smoother and more flexible...

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