Developed by Google for Android devices, Android market is an online software that pre-installed on smartphone devices that have mobile operating system allowusers to download and browse apps published by third party developers. Android devices can run apps that are published by third party developers and distributed through either the Android market or one of the many available app stores. Currently, paid applications are available to the users of Android market in several countries including France, Germany,Japan, UK, USA, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea, Netherlands, Italy and Belgium.
You can use the new Android market to get your apps for your droid, just like downloading applications for an iPhone through iTunes. While you have to pay for some apps, many also come free of charge. On the Android market, there are thousands of apps and this number would certainly rise the longer the Droid has been out for.
Instructions to use the Android market on a Droid
To use the Android market on a Droid and accessing the apps, you can follow the below mentioned steps.
Step 1: You would first need access to a Gmail account; however if you do not have an account set up with Gmail, access Google to set up an email account for free. It is a very simple to create an email account and wouldn’t take more than few minutes, but it is very essential for the process.
Step 2: By touching ‘Market’ from the home screen, you can access the Android market. To access all options regarding apps, this is where this is where you go and it is the same option where you can install and browse applications.
Step 3: After that, you need to browse through the list of apps by scrolling and touching through the list. Specific details of the apps can be viewed by touching each one of them. You would also be able to find the price details listed, if it is required to purchase the apps.
Step 4: If you desire to purchase a particular app, you can simply touch the ‘Install’ or ‘Buy’ icon at the bottom of the screen. Depending on how it was made, every download procedure is different from one another. Therefore, in order to complete the download, there may be some additional steps required.
Step 5: After following the above step, sign in to your Google account when you are asked to. This step is usually applicable if a fee is required for the application.
Step 6: Then you can access your applications by touching the tab ‘Applications’ from the homepage of your device.
Thus, it can be seen from the above steps how the apps can be accessed. However, if you wish to manage and restore the apps, you are required to go to the ‘Settings’ option and then select the ‘Applications’ option from the home page. This is the point where you can review and uninstall the apps if you want to.