Google May Open Android Application StoreGoogle May Open Android Application Store
<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/30/google_flirts_with_android_app_store/">The Register</a>, <a href="http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/05/googles_android_4.html">InformationWeek</a>
May 30, 2008
Speaking at the Google I/O Developer Conference, Android project leader Andy Rubin alluded to the possibility of a centralized store for buying and downloading applications to Android-based mobile devices.Android is Google's eagerly awaited open-source operating system for phones and other mobile devices, which has the potential to encourage more open and less expensive mobile phones and calling plans.
Hinting at plans for a store, Rubin said, "It would be a great benefit to the Android community to provide a place where people can go to safely and securely download content and where a billing system would allow developers to get paid for their effort. We wouldn?t have done our job if we didn?t provide something that helps developers get distribution."The Register, InformationWeek
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