Google to offer iPhone-like app store for Android

It appears Google plans to offer an iPhone-like application store for the Android platform, offering developers a central place to distribute applications on its open-source platform. Android project leader Andy Rubin, speaking at the Google I/O, didn't exactly announced the app store but guaranteed one is on the way. "It would be a great benefit to the Android community to provide a place where people can go to safely and securely download content and where a billing system would allow developers to get paid for their effort," he said. "We wouldn't have done our job if we didn't provide something that helps developers get distribution." Article