Smart Home

Android Market gets better filtering on reviews

The application store for Google's mobile OS now lets users filter reviews based on device model, application version, and more.

Android Market now has better filtering for app reviews.
Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Android handset owners looking to see what apps are available in the Android Market will now have a better way to see what others thought of a given program.

When users click on an application in the online Android Market store and choose user reviews, they'll be able to filter those in many more ways. Users can now arrange reviews by star rating, as well as the application's version, though the latter option is limited to "all" or "latest."

Best of all, the store now lets users filter reviews by individual devices registered to their accounts, so they can see what an application's experience is like on the product they own.

Google launched its Web-based Android Market in February. Since then, the online giant has been gradually improving the service, making it more user-friendly, and now, helping folks gain some better insight into the quality of particular applications.

Google's new Android Market review features come just a few days after the company announced that 10 billion applications have been downloaded from its store since its launch in 2008. According to Google data, 1 billion applications are now being downloaded from the store each month.

(Via Mashable)