An interesting anomaly has surfaced in the Web version of Google’s Android Market. The Android Market app is listed as an app in the Market, or was for some time earlier today. While this could easily be written off as a mistake or oversight, there may be deeper reasons behind its inclusion (albeit temporarily).
On Android-powered devices, the Market is essentially just an app. Some Androids don’t include the Market and therefore don’t have access to other Google apps like Gmail, Maps, Search, and others.
One very cool aspect of the Web version of the Android Market is the ability to install apps (and now eBooks) from the site to your phone without requiring any kind of physical connection between the two.
Could Google be working to extend their install-via-the web function to include the ability to install the Market app on devices that don’t come with it installed?