Skip to main content
Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Have a phone you love? Get up to $500 when you bring your phone.
end of navigation menu
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Android Market recieving many updates (Changing the Game)...
Wildman
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

Android Central post some nice information on new updates coming to the Android Market that will be some nice additions IMO...   Check them out..  This will open up the door for developers to create some incredible apps.


Android Market getting 4GB app sizes, devs can now exclude phones

 

Google just clued us in on a couple of major changes to the Android Market. First and foremost is that the size limit on applications will soon be increased from the current 50MB to a massive 4GB. That's going to cut down on the secondary installs -- where you install an app only to be told you need to download more data -- and instead you'll just download that massive amount of data directly. Six of one, half-dozen of the other, we suppose.

And another cool tool for developers is the ability to easily keep your app from being installed on any Android phone. Devs can manually choose any device to blacklist, or it can be done through the manifest, too.

 

Orignal Post at http://www.androidcentral.com/android-market-getting-4gb-app-sizes-devs-can-now-exclude-phones_ _____________________________________________________________ Android Market now allows content filtering

 

Most of the Android news hit us yesterday during IO's day 1 keynote, but today we have a lot of Market improvements to rejoice about. Google expanded app sizes to 4GB from 50MB, which should improve the selection of quality games available. They also made a lot of improvements to the Web Market in terms of app discovery.

A few of these enhancements will be hitting phone as well, including the improved 'Related Apps' category. Some of us have already received the new Market update, which also includes content filtering, which shold make parents very happy. You can access this feature at Market -> Menu -> Settings, where you'll see 'Content filtering' up top. You can filter content by allowing the user to access apps rated:

  • Everyone
  • Low maturity
  • Medium maturity
  • High maturity
  • Show all apps

This is certainly an area that needed to be addressed as parents didn't want their children to be able to access the entire Market. Thanks, Richard!

Original Post from http://www.androidcentral.com/android-market-now-allows-content-filtering


0 Likes
1 Solution

Correct Answers
Re: Android Market recieving many updates (Changing the Game)...
Wildman
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

Hope they get this out soon because this will help a lot with software development.

View solution in original post

0 Likes
Re: Android Market recieving many updates (Changing the Game)...
Squallfyr
Novice
This just made my day :smileyhappy:
0 Likes
Re: Android Market recieving many updates (Changing the Game)...
Wildman
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

Hope they get this out soon because this will help a lot with software development.

0 Likes