Android Market 1.6 Update Finally Brings App Screenshots

Android 1.6 Donut will also see an update to Android Market, and while it's not a major change, it's certainly a welcome one. The most important change: Developers will soon be allowed to upload screenshots for their apps.

The other changes noted by Google include new app sub-categories and support for Italian. Google's post follows. [Phandroid via Engadget]

Some News from Android Market
Posted by Eric Chu, Android Mobile Platform on 03 September 2009 at 3:30 PM

I'm pleased to let you know about several updates to Android Market. First, we will soon introduce new features in Android Market for Android 1.6 that will improve the overall experience for users. As part of this change, developers will be able to provide screenshots, promotional icons and descriptions that will better show off applications and games.

We have also added four new sub-categories for applications: sports, health, themes, and comics. Developers can now choose these sub-categories for both new and existing applications via the publisher website. Finally, we have added seller support for developers in Italy. Italian developers can go to the publisher website to upload applications and target any of the countries where paid applications are currently available to users.

To take advantage of the upcoming Android Market refresh, we encourage you to visit the Android Market publisher website and upload additional marketing assets. Check out the video below for some of the highlights.


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can we please be able to save and launch apps from the SD card, just make it so an app when downloaded will only work with the specific phone the app was downloaded to.

I'm tried of having to worry about running out of space.