There have been hints for awhile that Google would be making changes to the Android Market. They have made advisory posts on the Android Developer Blog recently, and now they have sent out notifications that the Developer Console will go out of service on November 18th for 6 hours. Now the question is, what will Google change in the Android Market?
Below is part of the statement sent out by the Android Market Team:
We're writing to inform you about a planned service outage impacting Android Market that requires your attention.
We plan to perform maintenance on the Android Market Developer Console on Thursday 18 November 2010 from 10AM to 4PM Pacific Standard Time. During this time, there will be view-only access to the Developer Console at http://market.android.com/publish. You will be able to view your list of applications and error reports; however, you will not be able to upload new apps or make updates to existing apps. The publish status of your applications and use of the Android Market app on phones should not be impacted.
Thanks, and we appreciate your patience while we work to improve Android Market.
In case you didn't understand, the outage should only affect developers trying to interface with the Android Market Developer Console, and not customers looking to download apps, or other things like that.
Android Central reports that an update was then sent out changing the outage time to "10PM on THURSDAY 18 November and ending by 4AM FRIDAY 19 November 2010, Pacific Standard Time."
Phandroid mentions that we may actually see no new additions, and that it may just be maintenance to keep "everything oiled and running smoothly".
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