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    Let’s face it: Android is evolving into something Google probably never thought it would. With that, they probably never thought they’d need for their Android market to filter out devices without touchscreens. We’ve already seen one phone without a touchscreen by Motorola, and now Google TV poses that problem once the eventual launch of the Android market on the platform comes our way.

    One developer spotted a change in the market filtering options allowing them to declare whether or not their app required a device with a touchscreen. This is a good precaution to take with how unpredictable companies can be in using Android these days, but it also tells us that Google TV’s Android market launch could be on its way.

    Speculation and wishful thinking, of course, but it’s fact that Google’s launching the Android market on the platform this year so it isn’t too hard to believe that this is directly related. [via Android Community]

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    Android Market coming to Google TV?

    By Matthew Chung 01/21/2011


    [​IMG]While Google TV is facing plenty of challenges, Google isn’t giving up on the platform yet and now rumors are going around that Google is adding a filtration system into the Android Market that will prevent users of non-touchscreen devices (such as Google TV) from viewing applications that require touchscreen interaction. Such a move would be incredibly useful if the Android Market arrives on Google TV units, since you wouldn’t want to wade through tons of apps that are irrelevant to your device. Android Market support for Google TV is expected to arrive in the next few months, with March and April marked as potential months for a release.

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