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Google Android Phones Get App Market

Customers for upcoming Google Android-based mobile devices will be able to download applications for it from the Android Market.The first phones based on the open-source mobile operating system are expected to be released within the next few months, but Google is working to attract developers now. In a Google blog post, Eric Chu wrote, "Similar to YouTube, content can debut in the marketplace after only three simple steps: register as a merchant, upload and describe your content and publish it. We chose the term 'market' rather than 'store' because we feel that developers should have an open and unobstructed environment to make their content available."

The initial version of the Market may only support applications, Chu continued, but later versions might also offer different phone profiles and analytics tools for developers.CNET