The Android market is all set to go through a major six-hour maintenance on November 18 from 10PM to 4AM Pacific Standard Time. During the update period, the developers console will only be in view-only mode. Without a doubt, this maintenance points that Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is approaching its release date fast.
Now, the folks over at Phandroid are reporting that this market update will be the initial step from Google to rollout a browser based Android market.
After the maintenance update, Android developers will need to upload a high resolution icon of their application along with a link to the promotional YouTube video, if available. Google may also add initial support for third party payments like PayPal.
It is more or less confirmed that Google will soon be allowing Android users to purchase apps from the Android Market through PayPal.