Google Unleashes Details on Android App Store

With the rollout of handsets featuring Google (NSDQ: GOOG)'s Android mobile operating system just around the corner, the company unveiled early details on its competitor to Apple's App Store.

On the Android Developers Blog the company showed how Android users will be able to get applications on their handsets. The process will be similar to posting a video on YouTube: Content providers register as a merchant, upload and describe content, and then publish it.

The first Android-powered handsets will be enabled with a beta version of Android Market that will at minimum support free applications. End users will use this to find, download, and install content, and they'll be able to rate and comment on applications.

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– Antone Gonsalves, InformationWeek

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