Google officially launches medical category for Android apps

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Google has now officially launched a medical category for the Android Marketplace apps.  Less than two months ago we had penned an open letter to Google titled “Dear Google: please make a medical category for apps in the Android Marketplace” — we’d like to think they were listening.

iMedicalApps broke this story earlier in the week when tipped off by reliable sources — we reported on Sunday that Google would launch a medical section within the week.

As mentioned in the prior story this is great news for medical professionals.  On initial glimpse of the medical section of the Marketplace, the apps appear to be categorized correctly, a problem the Apple App Store is still plagued with.

Attached  are pictures of the Medical section of the Android Marketplace apps on a Dell Streak and other smartphones, including a picture of the top paid medical apps on Android by downloads — a list that is sure to fluctuate a great deal.  We’ll present many more details in the upcoming days.

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