Google has revamped the Android Market web site. It’s no easier get a quick look at some of the top free, top paid, and featured applications, just like you would if you were using the Android Market on a mobile phone.

But there’s one major feature that’s missing from the web site: Search.

You’d think a company that made its name in the search engine space would put a little time into adding a search box to the Android Market web site. After all, there are more than 50,000 apps available for Android phones at this point. But you can only see a few dozen on Google’s official web portal for the Android Market.

Of course you can search the Android Market on a mobile device if you have an Android powered phone. And arguably that’s a lot more important than being able to search for apps on the web. But Google wants people to think about purchasing Android smartphones, the company’s going to have to make it easier to find out what kind of apps you can run without first plunking down the cash for a phone.

Fortunately there are plenty of third party web sites that are taking up the slack, including Cyket, AppsLib, and AppBrain.

via TechCrunch

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

One reply on “Google Android Market web site is now prettier — still not very useful”

  1. The title of this article says it all! I wonder if Google has heard of categories, tags, etc. . . and make the sites both for mobile and desktop, not everyone wants to hunt through thousands of apps on a 3″ screen.

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