Google takes on Apple with Android Market for PCs

Google has extended its Android Market app store to support desktop as well as mobile devices.

Google has extended its Android Market app store to support desktop as well as mobile devices.

The company said it was releasing an initial version of Android Market on the web in English and will be extending it to other languages in the weeks ahead.

"Anyone can now easily find and share applications from their favourite browser. Once users select an application they want it will automatically be downloaded to their Android-powered devices over-the-air," Google said.

Google has also announced an in-app billing system, which will allow developers to charge for additional levels, consumables, and other after-purchase needs.

Many software firms are looking at app development and observers expect app stores to become a new source for procuring some corporate software applications.

According to research from Ovum, Google's operating systems for smartphones and tablet devices will dominate the market by 2015, pushing Apple's iOS into second place.

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