took the wraps off its next-generation mobile operating system intended
to allow Android tablets to rival the graphics, services and features
Wednesday also launched a new Web-based Android Market that lets users
buy apps on a desktop or laptop and install them on a phone or tablet
in a single action.
“We think it opens incredible opportunities for innovation in this new class of device,” said
a director of product management for Android, said of the version of
the mobile operating system built specifically for tablets, dubbed
At a heavily attended announcement at
Video chat —
The new Web-based Android Market, which is now live at http://market.android.com/,
allows a user in a single action to buy an app from a laptop or desktop
computer and instantly install it on an Android device, such as a smart
phone or tablet computer. A user simply has to log on to the Android
Web store with a
unveil a new tablet device, disappointing some in the audience of
nearly 100 journalists who attended the announcement.
“We don’t want to make any predictions,” Barra said.
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