Google Froyo: App Improvements, Music

Posted: May 20 2010, 11:23am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:12pm CDT, in News | Technology News

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Google's fifth pillar is the Android Market. They've focused a lot of effort on improving both the App Market, and the way apps are used and installed. With Froyo you'll be able to find apps with greater ease, move them to an SD card, and auto-update all of them at once. Finally, one of Android's greatest annoyances is gone forever.

The new Market search is extremely fast, and allows you to even search for data within an application. Most importantly, Froyo allows users to move apps to the SD card. You can either move them manually, or you can set your phone up to manage things on its own. This is true convenience without a cost. If you want, Google will allow you to control everything. If you don't want to deal with it, the phone can handle it automatically.

Google has also added application error reports. There is now a “report” button for crashing apps, where user data can be added to the crash data to provide useful information for developers. We got to see a sneak peak of the Market being accessed by a browser. Find the app on your computer, download it there, and then tether. You can also automatically push the app to a device over the air.

A new music category has also been added to the Market. This change is nothing less than a gun aimed right at Apple's face. Music can be purchased and pushed to devices over-air as well, if you wish. Buy it on your PC, and push it to your phone.

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