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Google readies Android Marketplace for Google TV

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:00PM EST

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Google has stated that the Android Market would become available on Google TV-enabled products some time in early 2011, and it looks as though a launch is now imminent. In an update pushed through this morning, Google has added a new filtering option that checks whether or not the device accessing the Market has a touchscreen. As all currently available Android devices are equipped with touch-friendly panels, we’re likely looking at one of the first steps in the process that will bring Market access to Google TV devices. Google has not yet confirmed that the new “android.hardware.touchscreen” filter is directly related to Google TV, but the writing is certainly on the wall — or screen, as it may be. Hit the break for a screen shot showing the filter in question and if you’re a Google TV user, get ready for the nearly endless possibilities third-party development affords.

[Via Android Community]


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