Android Market for Google TV to be Launched Soon?

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Google TVGoogle isn’t giving up on the platform yet, even when having enough challenges to cope with, and now the rumor is 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.

Androinica reports that developer Al Sutton noticed a change to the Android Developer Console:

For his Expenses app, Sutton noticed that the .apk now searches for “android.hardware.touchscreen” as a filtering method (the Android Market allows developers to block their app from being visible to devices lacking a feature). Considering that all Android devices with the Market currently have a touchscreen, it could be that the Android Market is coming to the one device without a touchscreen: Google TV.

Such a move would be very 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 the 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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