Google takes on Apple’s iPhone AppStore August 29th, 2008
With Android being open as compared to Apple's closed AppStore system, the market may be swamped with far more applications that those available on the AppStore. However, an open system is prone to having malicious applications being distributed "legally" via the Android Market, unlike the AppStore where the applications must pass some testing before release. So we could all wonder how Google will make sure that users get legit apps from the Marketplace.
With the release of the top 8 Android Developer Challenge winners, the Android Market sure shows signs of promise. I cannot wait to get my hands on the first Android handset. Now, if only my Google contacts can send me one as soon as the device becomes available. :)
[Image from Google's Android Dev Blog]