The new Android Market website is now live and there are a botload of features (see what I did there?). Let’s take a look at some of the specific features you should know about. First of all, the Android Market website is now a full browsing client for Android Market, displaying every app you could possibly imagine with categories, searching, suggestions and much more.
If you take a look at Phandroid on Android Market you can see my favorite feature by far: installing directly from the web.
You MUST be logged into the same Google Account that you use with your Android device for this to work, but if you’re logged in it will show you permissions, allow you to continue if you agree, select a credit card, and instantly the app will begin downloading on your phone should you choose to continue. And oh yeah… we’re finally seeing the opportunity for in-app purchases!
The entire interface is clean and enjoyable with beautiful screenshots, other applications from the developer or similar apps, reviews and all the awesomeness you would expect with Android Market on the web. The also make it incredibly easy to tweet an app:
For example, I just tweeted the Phandroid App so RETWEET IT!
I’m still not seeing promotional videos, but perhaps that’s because I haven’t found an app that offers one. I’ve also not been able to log into my Google Account to directly install apps onto my phone…
Can you get in? What are YOUR favorite features of the new Android Market?
[Update]: The Android team says they’re working hard on getting the full features of the Android market up and running. Apparently, it’s working for some but not all. We’re sure propagation hasn’t finished yet. Sit tight, guys.